Engineer, Network Security Planning Vacancy at MTN Nigeria

Position Title: Engineer, Network Security Planning.

Job Station: Nigeria.


Engineer, Network Security Planning job opportunity is available at MTN Nigeria for individuals who possess BEng, BSc or HND.


  • Work with stakeholders and the project team to develop cost effective and value adding solutions on each project.
  • Define, establish and document IP security guidelines, procedures and policies, and implement network security best practices
  • Define Firewall, access lists administration policies
  • Develop test protocol for new applications to prevent compromising security
  • Direct the development and enforcement of information security and privacy policies in compliance with MTNN and telecommunication regulations and standards
  • Help to establish and document IT security guidelines, procedures and policies, and implement network security best practices
  • Identify and document IP customer security requirements
  • Assist in planning and designing of secure networks
  • Establish network security schemes, naming conventions, and application security
  • Assist in the planning and designing of routed WAN and switched LAN networks
  • Providing Redundant and Load balance solutions
  • Update Network Security diagrams and topologies.
  • Design, installs, configures, manages, and maintains mission critical enterprise firewalls, IPS, VPN and other technical controls.
  • Implement and maintain a suite of security metrics to enable the effectiveness of the security strategy and operation to be measured and related security issues to be understood and managed
  • Implement network access control across different network segment on the IP/MPLS network
  • Ensure security and preventative measures for unauthorized access.
  • Escalate network related fault and network clearance rate.
  • Ensure quality roll-out of new Data/services working with Marketing and IP System planning.
  • Perform New Node implementation and cut over.
  • Provide Emergency Maintenance on IP/MPLS Network with Security skills High Level trouble shooting.
  • Achieve Planned Works Completion rate.
  • Enforce security policies, in-line with CISO mandate
  • Research, recommend, and implement new security solutions, products and controls
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of enabling technologies
  • Evaluate and trial new security-solutions and technologies before deployment
  • Create technology inputs towards business cases and development plans, specifically related to network security technologies
  • Project planning, management, control and reporting
  • Assist in selecting suitable technology vendor in terms of technical compliance, in line with departmental rules and regulations and in collaboration with Procurement
  • Research on an ongoing basis new technology trends in order to map internal MTN customer’s needs to enabling technologies
  • Develop policies for customer authentication
  • Scrutinize customer design and determine impact on the MTN network in terms of security / assist customer in designing a secure solution for interaction between customer system and MTN network
  • Resolve any internal/external stakeholders queries when need arises
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions in line with MTN’s VB and values.

Job Condition     

  • Standard MTNN working conditions
  • Extended work hours
  • May be required to travel at short notice



  • Fluent in English
  • First degree in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering or any related discipline
  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional would be an added advantage
  • Cisco Certification to Professional Level required with a bias in Security
  • CCIE certification would be an added advantage


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience working with others
  • Experience in a medium Organisation
  • Experience in Security Operations Environment, including VPNs, Cisco Pix/ASA firewalls/Checkpoint firewalls, VPN solutions, IPsec, VPN Concentrators, Tacacs+ and Access-Lists, Load Balancing, Routing Protocols, Patch Management, Linux, Routers and Switches
  • Experience in Security Planning Environment including design and implementation of secure networks, service migration planning.
  • Proven network security architecture knowledge across multiple security domains.
  • Experience in multi-vendor network operations
  • Solid security experience essential


  • IP, Networking,  GSM,  Security-related courses

Minimum Qualification

  • BEng, BSc or HND

Apply Before :-

23rd December, 2019


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