IT VAS Team Lead in Lagos, Nigeria

at GVA Partners

ICT / Telecommunications
Information Technology and Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

The successful candidate will coordinate, schedule and follow up on all main actions linked to the VAS platform; S/He must be able to analyse periodically all events on the network, in order to establish corrective actions and ensure safety of data and access to the platform.


  • Conceptualize, design and monitor procedures to manage all VAS & IN platforms; preparation/ 
  • analysis of Logs (Short codes, SMS, Downloads, etc)
  • Develop mobile and web applications
  • Develop documentation process and procedures for managing VAS network and provide the necessary 
  • information required for implementation
  • Planning/ implementation of systems and network checklists- perform engineering level network 
  • planning and design for all WANS and LANs installed
  • Develop a global security plan to ensure safety of data and access to the platform
  • Deploy new products and services.Operations:
  • Manage all IS infrastructure and security as well as implementation of network upgrades
  • Ensure systems/ servers are always up, running and backed up
  • Liaise with technical partners on interface issues with the telecommunication networks
  • Participate in vendor selection process including: requirements gathering, RFQ issuance, vendor 
  • evaluation, procurement, etcEnsure 24/7 service availability of mobile media content and infrastructures
  • Ensure that all Service Level Agreements are in place and adhered to by technical services team to 
  • the business.


  • EXPERIENCEVery strong technical background with a flair for technology management; minimum of 5 years experience in VAS solutions.
  • NOTE:Knowledge of VAS platforms,Linux,scripting or programming capabilities is a MUST and should be reflected on resume
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONMinimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science/ Electronic Engineering/ Technology related field.
  • Linux certifications will be a very strong advantage
  • Familiar with VAS equipments and platform (exposure to the single-wire gateway an added advantage)Familiar with telecommunication technology architectureFamiliar with SMSC,MMSC,SMPP,IVR,Short codes.Working knowledge of Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET; Web/ Internet content filtering.Stakeholder- relationship management skillsPlanning, analytical and project management skillsDomain name, service configuration and management; antivirus management and firewall configurationNetwork Optimisation: High speed LANs based on fast Ethernet technologies, Local to WAN 
  • connections, wireless LAN, TCP/IP and other protocolsProgramming skills (Visual, Basic and / Java); Operating systems/Database : Windows (2003, XP, 
  • Vista, Red-Hat Linux (Shell Scripting), Oracle DB, SQL, Php, Java)Microsoft Application Suites: Office 2003 (English), Visio and ProjectHardware: Administration and setup of Intel / Dell servers and PC systems with the following 
  • peripherals: mouse, monitors, multimedia systems, memory and network cards Good communication skills and strong customer – centric focus.
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