Systems and Solution Architect

Job Title: Systems and Solution Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Kabul
Salary: Market related
Start Date: 2018-03-29 00:00:00
Reference: JN -032018-43305
Contact Name: Andrew Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 29, 2018 12:37

Job Description

Systems and Solution Architect required for a 12 months contract based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The position will work on a 6 and 1 rotation.  6 weeks in country, 1 week outside.
Accommodation and transportation provided.

Our client is one of the leading telecommunication equipment providers worldwide.   They are looking to add members to their growing team in Kabul.

Under supervision of the Solution Development supervisor to perform the following responsibilities within the IT areas:
1. Participate in process flow analysis and process redesign along with the IT Managers
2. New Systems and New Solutions:
- High Level Design,
- Low Level Design,
- Inter-dependencies identification,
- consistency checks
3. Recurrent Issues
- Review of the architecture and proposition of changes
- analyze impacts
- Complete and co/implement a configuration workbook
4. Architecture and Systems capacity Management
- Complete and co/implement a configuration workbook
- Provide current best practice and 3rd Party solution alternatives as part of the functional design document.
- Oversee consistency
- prepare budgeting inputs
5. Products and Service Development
o Co-team with the System Owners from Charging, VAS and Enterprise sections to produce a feasibility
study document for custom development and systems integration requirements.
o Develop the products and services on test environments.
o Lead the UAT efforts.
o Deliver the developed P&S to system team to be launched on production environments.
6. Apliman and Huawei SDP/ Loyalty & CM Development:
o Supervise Development of new initiatives using SDP platforms (Apliman and Huawei)
o Supervise the needed configuration of the TechnoTree Loyalty system (Business rules, Conditions, Criteria
and rewards).
o Support Marketing team with developing the Campaigns.
7. More than 8 years of experience in Telecom industry focusing on diverse VAS, Ericsson Packet Core and IN
8. In depth knowledge of GSM, IN, VAS and DATA call flows.
Proficient in Unix/Linux OS and bash scripting for automated system health checks and alarm escalation.
10. Expertise in various technologies and protocols including HTTP, Radius, Diameter SCAPv1, DCCA/SCAPv2,
11. Expertise in multi-vendor VAS platforms including:
Huawei: CRBT, SCG, PCRF,
Apliman: SDP, USSD, IVR, Collect Call.
Comviva: SMSC, Bulk SMS, USSD.
Tecnotree: CBS, WBS. LCMS, Care, Selfcare.
12. Ericsson: EMA, EMM, CS, VS, SDP, AIR, OCC, CCN, SGSN, GGSN, Mobile Money.
13. Multi-Vendor: E-Top UP (ERS, Seamless), ADD/ADC (INVIGO, Gemalto), ACS (nAirtime).
14. Planning, design and testing of new IN & VAS products and platforms.
15. Project Management skills and experience, technical understanding.
16. Strong problem-solving and analytical skill.
17. Ability to work independently and as a team player.
18. Structured and focused on delivering good quality on time.

Important competencies required for the position:
 Professional competencies
o Knowledge and experience with IT Service Management as promoted by set of best practices (ITIL, eTOM,
COBIT) and certification will be highly recommended
o Understanding of Basics of Customer Relationship Management and impact thereof upon the business
o Systems Operations management
o Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
o Leadership skills
o Good Reporting Skills
 Technical competencies
o Excellent knowledge of Oracle databases
o Database Management and SQL/PLSQL skills
o Excellent knowledge of Unix and Linux operating system
o Oracle administration certificate will be recommended

If interested, please submit your CV