Senior Manager, Fiber Planning


Opportunity to join the team for an exciting game changing start up Cloud fabric fiber operator in Asia which backed by a large global PE fund with+5B USD in digital infra investments globally and a world class management team.

Reporting to: Head of Technology Operations
Team Size: Individual Contributor (IC)

About the Company

Lightstorm Telecom Ventures is India focused, independent, carrier-neutral telecom infrastructure platform set up by I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure- focused private equity fund. The mission of LTV is to create a digital native and market leading network platform based business, built on asset acquisitions roll up and business transformation strategy.

  1. SmartNet™ by Lightstorm Telecom Designed to be first of its kind in India is fibre based network, connecting top seven cities in India.
  2. SmartNet™ will connect >80% of all current & future Multi-Tenant Data Centre locations, all Cable Landing Stations, all Internet Exchanges and all current and future CDN locations.
  3. SmartNet™ Metro Network Topology – Linear Point-to-Point Mesh Architecture to ensure low latency and high network availability.
  4. SmartNet™ is being progressively launched in first half of 2021 across India and second half in other emerging Asia markets, mostly with large pre-booked capacities by global fortune 500 companies.
  5. Lightstorm Telecom is 100% owned SPV set up by a US based global infrastructure-focused PE fund.

Role Description:

  • Responsible for fiber network planning for the entire network. It includes own fiber as well as IRU fiber through other operators.
  • Responsible to entire Life cycle management from Planning, costing, Approval, Implementation, HOTO and hand over to operations.
  • To ensure that the operating team shall achieve & maintain fiber network SLA/KPIs for circle.

Primary responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Ability to independently conduct fiber network feasibility to connect new Building of Interest(s)
  • Provide cost estimate of new fiber build and IB fiber rollout requirements
  • Ability to discuss with MTDC/Land lords to establish new POPs and estimate budget requirements
  • Project manage new fiber build routes with multiple partners
  • Work closely with SCM to determine the BoM /BOQ for new fiber build and POP establishment and Site RFE readiness
  • Source vendors for all OSP related material and services required for installation and commissioning of fiber routes and new POP build out
  • Independently audit and qualify new fiber build routes by vendors with required test and measurement tools
  • Provide GIS support for analyzing existing and new fiber routes
  • Provide project budget and timelines for fiber rollout
  • Drive OFC Network quality and network optimization programs across geography to improve customer experience and make the network a point of differentiation in the market place in terms of quality and cost leadership
  • Team Building , competency development and communications across circles
  • Responsible for resource development and implementation of best industry practices in circle
  • Ensure HSW compliance within team and partner

Key Skills/ Experience

  • 12 – 15 + years of Telecom domain experience in field projects & operations
  • DWDM/SDH/MPLS Technologies etc.
  • Extensive experience in fiber planning and roll out.
  • In-building fiber planning and roll out.
  • Exposure to all construction modes – HDD, Open Trenching, Micro Trenching, Wall clamping, Trey, Shaft etc
  • Hand on experience on GIS, Google earth or equivalent, MS office – Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Should be able to carry out independently Route surveys, In- building surveys, create As-built in GIS or equivalent.
  • Should be able to design network and create kmz files basis network design.
  • Fiber Optical Networking & having expertise in fiber planning, operations & maintenance
  • Fiber project & operational standards/processes.
  • Program Management Skills
  • Vendor Management Skills.
  • Vendor & Field Governance.
  • Leadership & team management qualities.
  • Problem Management skills & good in communication skills
  • Ability to work in dynamic and matrix organization.
  • Transformation & Digitization with expertise in GIS.
  • Knowledge of Telecom Standards and Processes.
  • Process Development and Implementation
  • Expertise in dealing with authorities, ROW & local challenges
  • Expertise in NOC and Field management

Must have technical /professional qualification

  • Graduation – B. E./B. Tech.
  • Post-Graduation – MBA/ME/M Tech.
  • SDH, DWDM, 100G, 200G, Access, CEN, Fiber Optical Networking, Governance, Vendor Management, Operation Management etc.

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