Specialist: Element Management Systems (EMS)



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
The Network Operations team is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Specialist: Element Management Systems in our engineering team. The Specialist: Network Element Manager serves as a custodian for our network element management Systems (EMS) such as Huawei U2020, NCE, NetEco and Nokia NetAct. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and management of these Element Management Systems, ensuring the smooth operation of our network infrastructure. Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain network element management systems like Huawei U2020/U2000, Huawei NCE, Huawei NetEco, and Nokia NetAct.
  • Ensure the optimal performance and reliability of these systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks, such as software updates, backups, and system checks.
  • Set up, deploy and manage north-bound interfaces such as CORBA and SNMP.
  • Ensure seamless communication between network element managers and other network components.
  • Utilize strong knowledge of Linux/ Unix systems to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to network element managers.
  • Develop and implement scripts and automation tools to streamline maintenance and management tasks.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including network engineers, system administrators, and other stakeholders.


  • Experience with network element managers like Huawei U202/U2000, Huawei NCE, Huawei NetEco, and Nokia NetAct.
  • Strong expertise in Linuz/ Unix systems, including kernel development and system administration.
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools and practices.

Qualification And Skills

  • At least 5 years' experience in network element management, with a focus on Linux/Unix based systems.
  • Nice to have: Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) or equivalent.

Personal Attributes

  • Proactive and results driven.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Adaptable and able to handle ambiguity.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Detail-oriented and focused on accuracy.
  • Excellent decision-making and critical-thinking abilities.