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Infrastructure Strategy Planning Expert

Mode: Full-time position

Region: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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We are looking for an Infrastructure Strategy Planning Expert to work for our client, a leading Telecom company, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Reporting to Strategy and Financial Planning Director
  • Defining network infrastructure strategy and road maps and assessing network infrastructure technologies incorporating new technologies, validating these technologies, determining the most optimal approach in deploying these technologies
  • Driving the network infrastructure
  • Analysing performance reports, applying BI analytics and ensuring infrastructure pain points are identified and mitigated
  • Participating in the development and implementation of financial planning/CAPEX of network enhancement and optimization initiatives
  • Doing scenario planning, building business cases and running simulations and sensitivity analysis
  • Providing support in the development of the financial overview
  • Consolidating optimized network infrastructure blueprints into Technology and Operations' annual budget; building 3 years’ financial projections
  • Coordinating and liaising with stakeholders
Professional background
  • 10+ years of overall experience
  • A degree in Computer engineering, Computer networking or Network engineering
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure technologies across all telecom network landscape encompassing NFV/SDN, NG-DWDM, IP/MPLS, Segment Routing, ROADM, Decentralized networks etc
  • Knowledge of infrastructure standards such as ETSI, 3GPP, ONF (ONUS, CORD, MEC), TIP, IETF etc
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure security standards
  • Knowledge of WAN-SDN, SDN-DC, SD-WAN
  • Knowledge of data centre design
  • Costing principles and models
  • Knowledge of FCAPS, reporting and analytics
  • Knowledge of automation, API as well as aware of future trends such as AI, Intent-based provisioning etc.
  • Knowledge of access and core technologies as well as fixed and mobile networks
  • Desirable certifications include CCNP, JNCIP, CCIE, JNCIE, ONF, Virtualization and SDN certificates such as from Redhat, OpenStack, etc
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