Network Design Manager

Midrand, South Africa

Jurumani offers an environment where creativity and the practice of building things is believed to be fundamentally useful to both the Client and Jurumani Solutions. Providing opportunity to focus on making products and business operating capabilities work, which means we often are more concerned with how systems align, orchestrate and integrate to achieve business outcomes than any single point solution, essentially building systems that make fixed and mobile telecoms services work for the consumer and enterprise markets.

The environment encourages Agile and DevOps modes of operation, particularly for software we build and manage ourselves. 

The Network Design Manager is primarily responsible for improving the quality of all designs/solutions provided by the Business Unit, organising, maintaining, and improving the structure of the Business Unit. Continually enhancing the quality of work produced by the team, administering the tasks performed by the Business Unit to ensure adherence to a Service Level Agreement (SLA), negotiating and organising the interactions of the Business Unit with other organisational units and is expected to measure all outcomes

Skills and experience:

  • Relevant IT or Engineering Degree.
  • Experience in designing complex networks.
  • 5 years experience in managing a technical network team.
  • The incumbent must have the people and organisational skill and inclination to ensure that the Business Unit can and does function in the organisational mesh.
  • The incumbent must have a technical background and experience to appreciate the arguments that will be made in support and in opposition of designs.
  • The incumbent must have the ability and poise to interact with senior management on sometimes contentious arguments for an against designs.
  • The incumbent will typically have experience in consulting and in the management of organisations as well as technology.

Values and behavior:

  • The incumbent must have the ability to think critically about technical matters where the primary value is the suitability of a design for an intended purpose.
  • Must have the ability to argue a case dispassionately and separate emotion from facts.
  • Must be pragmatic enough to understand and accept compromises that are necessary.
  • Must be able to weigh up multiple factors that influence the suitability of a design in order to put forward a recommended course of action.

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