Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited (APSFL)

Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited (APSFL) is a 100% state owned corporation established specifically to realize the vision of our Hon’ble CM of a fully digital AP.APSFL is the fastest growing organization in the Sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the largest Greenfield optical fiber network infrastructure project implemented by any State Government Agency and the first to obtain a Telco and ISP License.

APSFL has completed state wide fiber connectivity through approximately 24,000 Km of 24F ADSS cable laying and about 2450 Points of Presence (POP) across the state. APSFL is providing triple play services   (Internet with Wi-Fi; Telephone and IPTV) to all households through FTTH (Fiber to the Home) model. APSFL caters to the Enterprises, both Government and Private, to offer Software as a Service (SaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Based on the successful digital reach across the state through APSFL fibergrid, a host of technological initiatives are in the offering such as

  • Smart electrical metering project
  • Cloud based IP CCTV Surveillance project
  • AP State Data Centre/Cloud projects
  • Cloud-based Virtual Classrooms Project
  • Digital Clinic/ E-health care Project
  • AP towers project
  • Drones utilization for Governance

At APSFL, one gets to be part of State-of-the-art and most happening technological initiatives, being driven by a team of committed professionals driven by passion. If you wish to be part of the committed team, now is the time to take a choice.

APSFL invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the below mentioned positions. Appointment will be on Contract basis, for an initial period of two years, which would be renewed based on performance and requirements.

APSFL invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the below mentioned positions. Short listing and selection of the candidates shall be done by a Committee of Authorized officials. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidates. Appointment will be on Contract basis, for an initial period of two years, which would be renewed based on performance and requirements.

Chief General Manager (Coordination)

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Qualifications and Experience: Candidate should be B.Tech/B.E. (ECE) along with MBA or equivalent degree. Should have 5+ years of experience in an established organization

Job Description and skill requirements :
• Ensures smooth day-to-day functioning of the organization
• Establishes office workflow procedures to ensure maximum efficiency of the firm
• Provides bridge for smooth communication between internal departments
• Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation and as a relationship builder
• Provides timely and proactive management of the organization’s office environment
• Other duties as assigned
Desired Traits
• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
• Demonstrate proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be effective independently
• Proven ability to be adaptable to various competing demands
• Reliable with patience and professionalism
• Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

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Network Engineer – IPTV/Media Headend (GPON)- 2 Nos

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Qualifications and Experience:
BE/B. Tech. (Electronics/ECE/EEE/Computer Science/Communications/IT) with min. 7 years of experience in Telco / IPTV/ Video service Provider background.
ETOM/ ITIL or equivalent / Transport certifications (DWDM, OLT, ONT etc.) or other IP related certifications will be an added advantage.
Job location will be at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Job Description and skill requirements :
• Managing a service delivered on a metro Ethernet environment. Additional knowledge of GPON is desirable.
• Knowledge of video; experience in managing a Triple Play (voice, data, video) environment is essential
• Understanding, knowledge and experience in providing IPTV/Cable TV services
• Understanding of standard protocols such as TR069, IGMP and DVB standards
• Understanding of network / switching and Optic networks
• Understanding of encryption/ IP /Wireless and ITTU protocols
• Understanding of IDC/NOC working
• Hands on experience on Broadband Applications and Technology.
• Good Experience in Metro Ethernet Technology.
• Experience in Managing IP/MPLS Network with at least 1000 Nodes.
• Knowledge on B-RAS, AAA and Policy Manager.
• Knowledge on peering and caching.
• Should be updated with latest Broadband and IP Technologies.
• Should preferably have experience in Managing Network Operating Center.

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Network Engineer – Operations (3Nos.)

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  Job Description & skill requirements:

Responsible for providing engineering services and project management functions required to develop, implement & maintain large, extremely complex networks; provides technical leadership and mentoring to other engineering team members in day-to-day activities.  Interfaces regularly with business units and serves as technical expert to business unit partners.

This position is responsible for technical insight and engineering documentation prepared for implementation for the design, installation, placement, testing and maintenance of new and emerging technologies in the Access and Core networks.  Projects include those that have major technology changes within the platforms and have new implementation guidelines and/or standards.

The duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct site surveys to verify equipment locations, cable routing and verify other critical assignments.
  • Create equipment layouts, design drawings, written instructions, cable running list, and installation sequences for central office and remote engineering.
  • Develop and report standard engineering intervals including lead times for equipment delivery and installation. Performs workload estimates.  Develops milestone schedules based on customer required service dates, material availability, functional intervals and required service dates.
  • Designing Core and Access facilities to meet requirements for transmission engineering according to telephony standards.
  • Planning and monitoring network upgrades and overlays, and circuit upgrades and rolls
  • Respond to natural disasters affecting facility equipment that ensures decisions are made to replace or repair damaged plant as required.
  • Project management of projects through completion.
  • Actively participate in facility meetings and provides direction as priorities and requirements change.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • BE/B. Tech. (Electronics/ECE/EEE/Computer Science/Communications/IT) from a Reputed Institute with min. 3 years of experience in managing NOC .
  • CCNA/CCNP – Security / Routing & Switching required or equivalent.
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Optical Network Engineer (3Nos.)

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Job description & skill requirements:

  • Responsible for all Fiber optic cable (FOC) planning, design, implementation and supervision of Projects like GPON, FTTH, FFTX, Electronic cabinets such as RDSLAM, multi-service access node (MSAN,) HRISLU and Remote access network (RAN).
  • Excellent knowledge of Transport Technologies, Network Architecture of Data/Voice Transmission Network, Microwave, UBR, DWDM, GPON, OTN architecture and applications, Traffic Dimensioning and co-ordination with Core/Access Network, Performance & Characteristics of Transport Network Nodes, Network Security & IP Networking knowledge.
  • Excellent knowledge of technology standards and the appropriate hardware and Software for Transport network.
  • Hands-on experience on ONT, OLT Ring or Backhaul upto next Aggregation and Feeder and Distribution Fiber Path.
  • Perform fundamental Engineering survey and forecasting such as detailed field survey of study area classify them to their residential, commercial, industrial and institutional usage with plotting and sketching of the exact location existing.
  • Coordinate with the various stakeholders for obtaining necessary permits for implementation.
  • Provide material take off and bill of quantities for every job and project.
  • Provide schedule of works to all the staff and ensure the implementation as planned
  • Ensure all coordination at site with the authorities.
  • Must have a sound knowledge of telecommunications technology, processes and fundamentals as well as a good understanding of the emerging technologies.
  • Provide first level of supervisory management to a work team that includes professional roles. May also supervise technical and administrative staff.

Qualification & Experience:

  • BE/B. Tech. (Electronics/ECE/EEE/Computer Science/Communications/IT) from a Reputed Institute with min. 3 years of experience in designing and managing Gigabit Optical Networks.
  • Job location will be in Andhra Pradesh.
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Network Engineer – Data Centre and Cloud (2Nos.)

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Job Description & skill requirements:

Responsible for AP Govt. State Data Center (SDC) operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of SDC with hybrid cloud architecture, enhance support to its users and constituents, and modernize applications with Hybrid Cloud setup. Proven track record in IT Data Center Transformation and Migration programs along with excellent communication, trouble and performance management and problem resolution skills. The Expected responsibilities and desired profile include, but are not limited to

  • Working directly with the data centre OEMs and Service providers of platforms, services, to assess, advise, develop strategy, plan, design, build, migrate and implement the State Data Center transformation.
  • Experience across Enterprise IT with broad knowledge of transformation, consolidation, migration and optimization of Data Center Facilities, Compute Infrastructure, IT Services Strategy, Design, Transition and Operation, Cloud Services in Private, Hosted Private and Public Cloud Delivery Models and inclusive of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, IT Service Management/ITIL v2/v3, High Availability and Disaster Recovery planning, Feasibility Analysis and Business Case Development, IT Strategy Development and IT Governance.
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable of Business Architecture, Business Applications and Infrastructure elements including servers, operating systems, storage, data warehouse, networking, virtualization, data center facilities – power and cooling, security and infrastructure operations, in traditional, virtualized, private cloud, hosted cloud and public cloud (e.g. MS Azure) environments. 

Qualification & Experience: 

  • BE/B.Tech (Electronics/ECE/EEE/Computer Science/Communications/IT) from a Reputed Institute with minimum 5 years of IT experience is required in supporting Mission Critical Business Applications and Functions.
  • Certifications in Data centre/IT operations will be an added advantage.
  • Job locations will be in Andhra Pradesh
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

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Job Description & skill requirements:

Responsible for establishing company’s technical vision and lead all aspects of technology development, delivery of innovative, technology-leveraged and business transforming telecom solutions. The CTO must have an excellent technology rich background and must have consistently kept himself/herself up-to-date with advancements in the field of telecom specifically in Quad play services (Voice, Video, Data & Wireless).

Apart from education and experience, he/she must have strong strategic and business acumen. The expected responsibilities and desired profile will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the senior management team and play an integral part in the organization’s strategic direction, development and future growth.
  • Design of technical solutions and create future plans based on the market demands and sustaining/disruptive innovation models.
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance.
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage.
  • Must make decisions about which technologies are most likely to generate the highest rate of return.
  • The CTO must make the transition from technical expert to business strategists. A significant part of this is strategic innovation developing new products based on new technology or improving core products by continually evolving the processes used to create the core products.
  • Strong knowledge of the Telecom Industry with domain experience in Quad play services (Voice, Video, Data & Wireless).
  • Supervise in a consistent, equitable manner, set expectations, delegate fairly and provide support
  • Proven ability to deliver results as required within specific time frames.

Qualification & Experience: 

  • tech/M.Tech in ECE/IT from a Reputed Institute with minimum of 15 years experience and must have extensively worked in Telecom domain with experience in Quad play services (Voice, Video, Data & Wireless).
  • Track record of successful scoping and delivering fixed-price and time-and-materials projects
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at senior levels within marketing, IT and business
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Job location will be in Andhra Pradesh.
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