RF and Microwave Design Specialist at Vodacom Jobs in Nigeria

RF and Microwave Design Specialist at Vodacom Jobs in Nigeria

  • Vodacom Business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider that has brought affordable and reliable connectivity to Africa since 1992.

  • In that time, we have built strong relationships in the sectors that are driving the continent’s economic growth; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Support the VBN National Broadband Wireless access (BWA) and point to point (PTP) networks with emphasis on uptime.

  • Design Customer access RF / BWA links, ensuring designs meet both network and client requirements.

  • Preparation of path analysis diagram, installation manuals and all other documents required in the installation of customer access circuits (BWA & PTP).

  • Provide 2nd Level support for the VBN Microwave network.

  • Work with the Network operations and engineering teams in the development of Vendor certification process and procedure.

  • Continuous improvement of prepared technical documents for the network in Nigeria.

  • Produce Diagrams explaining Design choices; network Costs, BoQ, mast height request and support bids or proposals when required.

  • Interface with the network engineering transmission team for inter-related assignments.

  • Manage and ensure all microwave circuits are designed according to the VBN product catalogue and all other VBN technical policies

  • Perform regular audit of the network to determine the state of all installed microwave elements

  • Assist in capacity optimization, transmission planning and frequency allocation.

    Support the Network Support team as required
    Objectives / KPI’s:

  • Ensure that all assigned tickets are treated within the stipulated OLA.

  • Ensure that all installation manuals (IMs) issued to the project manager (PM) and field installation teams are done accurately with no errors.

  • Ensure that all RF and Path analysis carried out have no errors

  • Provide high level support for all BWA and PTP installation done on the network.

  • Ensure data accuracy and maintenance of all planning tools used in RF analysis.

  • Ensure all site survey documents are properly analysed.

    Communications and Work Relationships

  • Internal: All stakeholders in Vodacom

  • External: Customers, Vendors, OEM’s

    Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency Requirements


  • Good technical reporting skills. e.g. usage of Microsoft Visio, Excel and word etc.

  • Sound operational experience with a minimum of 5 years working as a field operation engineer or network operation centre engineer.

  • Familiarity with network planning tools like Google Earth, ATDI and other RF planning tools.

  • Familiarity with Network access elements e.g. Microwave and millimetre-wave Radios (SAF, Ceragon, NEC, Radwin, Proxim, SIKLU) etc.

  • Desktop research skills, a good understanding of the concept of trade-off during design and an ability to work with little or no supervision.


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to translate customer requirement into technical installation documents.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, global and collaborative environment.

  • Big picture thinking coupled with a strong focus on details, processes and documentation

  • Multitasking ability and ability to work with little or no supervision Organizational skills

    Qualification / Experience Required

  • Required; with 3-5 years’ post NYSC experience especially in a network support or field operations function.

    Application Closing Date

  • 27th March 2020

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send a copy of their CV to: careersng@vodacom.com using the "Job title" as subject of the email.


  • You will be contacted if you are qualified for the job.

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