IT VAS MANAGER
JOB TITLE : IT VAS MANAGER
CODE : GVA / ITVM 001
JOB DESCRIPTION :
The successful candidate will coordinate, schedule and follow up on all main actions linked to the VAS platform; S / He must be able to analyse periodically all events on the network, in order to establish corrective actions and ensure safety of data and access to the platform.
Conceptualize, design and monitor procedures to manage all VAS & IN platforms; preparation / analysis of Logs (Short codes, SMS, Downloads, etc)
Develop mobile and web applications
Develop documentation process and procedures for managing VAS network and provide the necessary information required for implementation
Planning / implementation of systems and network checklists- perform engineering level network planning and design for all WANS and LANs installed
Develop a global security plan to ensure safety of data and access to the platform
Deploy new products and services.
Manage all IS infrastructure and security as well as implementation of network upgrades
Ensure systems / servers are always up, running and backed up
Liaise with technical partners on interface issues with the telecommunication networks
Participate in vendor selection process including : requirements gathering, RFQ issuance, vendor evaluation, procurement, etc
Ensure 24 / 7 service availability of mobile media content and infrastructures
Ensure that all Service Level Agreements are in place and adhered to by technical services team to the business.
Business Development :
Provide new services / solutions according to marketing requirements after inspection for availability with the current network structure and standards
Exploit new technologies and keep abreast of all new developments in the field of networking and communication.
Very strong technical background with a flair for technology management; minimum of 5 years experience in VAS solutions.
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science / Electronic Engineering / Technology related field.
Familiar with VAS equipments and platform (exposure to the single-wire gateway an added advantage)
Familiar with telecommunication technology architecture
Working knowledge of Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET; Web / Internet content filtering.
Stakeholder- relationship management skills
Planning, analytical and project management skills
Domain name, service configuration and management; antivirus management and firewall configuration
Network Optimisation : High speed LANs based on fast Ethernet technologies, Local to WAN connections, wireless LAN, TCP / IP and other protocols
Programming skills (Visual, Basic and / Java); Operating systems / Database : Windows (2003, XP, Vista, Red-Hat Linux (Shell Scripting), Oracle DB, SQL, Php, Java)
Microsoft Application Suites : Office 2003 (English), Visio and Project
Hardware : Administration and setup of Intel / Dell servers and PC systems with the following peripherals : mouse, monitors, multimedia systems, memory and network cards
Good communication skills and strong customer centric focus.