Senior Specialist – ICT Product Category, Enterprise Business Unit – MTN Nigeria

Job Description


  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of a solution; explore architectural alternatives, aid team in identifying technologies and making architectural decisions.
  • Participate in release preparation and planning to determine the necessary architectural improvements according to the architecture roadmap.
  • Act as the application(s) functional expert by providing expertise in the business process supported by the application(s)
  • Provide detailed definition on how the applications will support business requirements.
  • Conduct impact analyses of business requirements on the system.
  • Work with Application Technical Architects in defining software/hardware requirements and in planning and delivering architecture.
  • Serve as process expert/coach for the team’s owned standard deliverables – optimize for the supported clients.
  • Participate in release preparation and planning to determine the necessary architectural improvements according to the architecture roadmap.
  • Designing and enforcing architectural standards
  • Synchronize architectural solution and resolve architectural differences and interdependencies within different verticals.
  • Identifying new IoT opportunities and selling directly to customers
  • Support creation of platform design, build and deployments
  • Support methods adoption and act as experts in how to create deliverables most cost effectively
  • Developing a good understanding of the customer needs, products, and vertical market
  • Managing the relationship with key customers to deliver ongoing growth of connections, revenue and retention.
  • Work collaboratively with the customer to develop Business Requirements.
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices – identify and drive productivity improvements.
  • Evaluate and provide detailed technical feasibility study of IoT platform suppliers/vendors.


  • First Degree in IT / Engineering or related discipline
  • Fluent in English.


  • 6-13 years’ experience which includes:
  • Minimum 5-6 years of proven hands-on experience in IoT Platform development and deployment in a CDI/DevOps based environment.
  • 5+ years of strong experience owning and delivering products
  • Background that comprises both solid business understanding as well as high level understanding of high-quality product delivery
  • Proficiency in cloud-native development & deployments and web services technologies (e.g. REST, JSON, XML, SOAP, HTML5, etc.).
  • Proven experience with RDMS and NO-SQL such as: Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB.
  • Experience in solution selling/outcome-based sales.
  • Understanding of IoT or communications technology in an enterprise setting
  • Knowledge of fundamental elements of IoT systems and have the skills needed to design and build E2E system propositions
  • Understanding of IoT system vulnerabilities and how to secure IoT devices, and the networks they use to communicate, against malicious attacks
  • Proven experience in developing & deploying large-scale enterprise backend & frontend software systems & web applications.
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