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We are always looking for people who are thinkers & doers. People with passion, curiosity & conviction, people who are eager to break away from conventional roles and do jobs never done before

Deliverables (Maximum 5-10 key responsibilities)

1)      Planning for existing intercity DWDM OTN network upgrade/expansion, based on utilization trends and forecast information.
2)      Achieve high network uptime through efficient network architecture design and effective use of latest technology of multiple vendors & products
3)      Coordination with the Partner team to ensure timely and efficient transport network planning.
4)      Timely plans are released to ensure there is no BW constraint in Core Network.
5)      Assist SAE function in technical evaluation of new products / new vendors / new technology.
6)      Rapid growth and advancement in Network in terms of size, reach, capacity, Service level guarantees, technologies and availability of right resource at right time at right price.
7)      Timing of procurement of equipment for efficient inventory management.
8)      Preparing NFA for existing network upgrade/expansion, following up for its approval, raising indent/PO to ensure the corresponding inventory availability in time.
9)      Coordinating with O&M, NOC and Implementation teams for efficient deployment & effective utilization of existing network resources

Demonstrate (Key competencies)

1.      Network upgrade / expansions
1)      Based on utilization trends and forecast information, plan for proactive optical network capacity expansions.
2)      Tracking of the released plans for its implementation to ensure the network/bandwidth availability well within the time for delivering it to customers.
3)      Coordinate with the O&M & NOC teams to communicate & implement network deployment, as per plans.
4)      Analyze customer feedback vis-à-vis the existing services and projected customer demands, in coordination with business team, so as to plan future deployments effectively.
5)      Plan evolution of network architecture based on inputs from SAE (Strategy, Architecture & Engineering) and future growth, availability, network reach criteria, in line with changing customer requirements.
6)      Plan redundant network topologies to achieve network uptime of 99.99% in order to meet customer SLA of transport network

2.      Co-ordination for deployments
1)      Manage day-to-day planning activities for core DWDM optics networks to facilitate new provisioning and mange expansion / upgrades of network, without impacting existing services.
2)      Coordinate with O&M and NOC teams for efficient deployment & effective utilization of existing network resources.
3)      Workout alternatives from available resources for overcoming any constraint being faced in implementation phase.

3.      Process Development & its Adherence:
1)      Ensure timely audit of all security processes and compliance as per the business requirements.
2)      Benchmarking Processes against MBSS and also other International Telecom Services Tools

4.      Inventory Management
1)      Based on projections and utilization trends in network, provide forecast for procurement of equipment to materials periodically.
2)      Based on lead times and network expansion requirements, coordinate procurement of equipment with SCM. Ensure maintenance of optimum inventory levels so as to meet all expected as well as most of the unexpected customer requirements.
3)      Coordinate with the SCM & store teams to facilitate equipment movement to desired locations for network deployment.
4)      Coordinate with SCM, Ops and deployment team for redeployment of removed inventory.

5.      Manage and develop team
1)      Clearly communicate the objectives, guidelines and resource availability to team to facilitate them.
2)      Facilitate training of team members on new technologies, new products and on identified developmental needs
3)      Provide challenging assignments to team members so as to motivate them to learn new technologies and think innovatively.
4)      Discuss frequently with team members about all assignments being handled / planned, so as to facilitate exchange of knowledge as well as ideas amongst all.
Educational Level
B. Tech (Electronics and Telecommunication)

Working Experience
·      8-12 years of total experience in telecom industry, preferably with 2-4 years in a network planning role with following personal characteristics and behaviors

·      Analytical skills
·      Market orientation
·      Planning and coordination
·      Tracking of SLA`s
·      Interpersonal skills
·      Team management
·      Customer orientation
·      Relationship management
·      Quality orientation
. Project management
To plan for expansion of existing Intercity Optical DWDM OTN network and new Optical DWDM OTN network deployment, ensuring resilient, flexible & scalable managed network comprising of multiple vendors & technologies, for delivering world-class cost effective telecom services to the Mobility, Enterprise, SMB and Telemedia BU’s.

To manage day-to-day planning activities for Intercity DWDM networks to facilitate new provisioning and mange expansion / upgrades of network without impacting existing services.


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Meet the Team


Randeep Singh Sekhon

Director Networks & CTO

With his unique mix of business leadership experience and deep technology understanding to drive business success, Randeep is transforming the position of mobile operators from access providers to digital lifestyle providers delivering value to its customers via a customer first and digital first strategy.


Sandeep Gupta

Head Strategy & Architecture - Radio & Core

Sandeep is currently leading strategy and engineering for Airtel's wireless network in India. He holds 25+ years of experience in solution marketing, technical sales and product management.


Atul Sachdeva

Head - Wireless Planning

Atul is a seasoned telecom leader and strategist in the faster than ever converging domain. He has expertise in technology solutions and architecture, product positioning, network planning with a view of the changing device ecosystem and end customer requirements.


Manish Gangey

Head - Network Architecture and R&D

Manish comes with an intense entrepreneurial & leadership experience with startups & enterprise. He has a thorough understanding of the Indian high technology market, government policies and their impact on business.


Ajay Jain

Head - NOC & Digitization

Ajay comes with 27+ years of experience of leading and driving business excellence. He brings in engineering expertise, a pragmatic approach, and perseverance to the table.


Pankaj Arora

Head - Postpaid

Pankaj is leading the IT vertical in Airtel along with handling product development, strategic planning and program management, transformation projects, enterprise and solution architecture, pre-sales, portfolio & partner management.


Sawan Gupta

Head - 4G SON & Geo

Sawan works on wireless strategy, architecture & engineering. With his 10+ years of experience in Airtel, he is working on emerging technologies, solution and services.

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