Senior Manager: Network Design and Optimisation


Location: Cape Town, Western Cape


What we are looking for

A highly motivated and experienced Manager with a passion for wireless technology and a commitment to delivering high-quality internet services who is passionate about bringing connectivity to aspirational communities and to drive digital inclusion.

About the role

As the Senior Manager of Network Design and Optimisation at TooMuchWifi, you will play a crucial role in the strategic planning, design, and continuous improvement of our fixed-wireless network. You will lead a team of network engineers and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to enhance network capacity, reliability, and quality of service.

What you will be doing

  • Network Planning and Strategy:
    • Develop and execute strategic plans for network expansion, capacity enhancement, and technology upgrades.
    • Collaborate with senior leadership to define network architecture and long-term network development goals.
  • Network Design and Deployment:
    • Lead the design and implementation of fixed-wireless network infrastructure, including base stations, antennas, and customer premises equipment.
    • Ensure network designs meet scalability, reliability, and performance requirements.
  • Network Optimization:
    • Oversee network performance monitoring and analysis to identify areas for improvement.
    • Develop and implement optimization strategies to enhance network efficiency and quality of service.
    • Troubleshoot complex network issues and provide solutions.
  • Spectrum Management:
    • Manage and optimise spectrum resources for maximum network capacity and performance.
    • Coordinate with regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with spectrum licensing requirements.
  • Capacity Planning:
    • Conduct capacity assessments and forecasting to accommodate the growing customer base and data demand.
    • Collaborate with the finance team to budget for network expansion projects.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Manage a team of network engineers and technicians, providing guidance, coaching, and mentoring.
    • Foster a collaborative and innovative work culture within the team.
  • Vendor and Technology Evaluation:
    • Evaluate new technologies, equipment, and vendors to support network enhancements and cost-effective solutions.
    • Negotiate vendor contracts and manage vendor relationships.
  • Documentation and Compliance:
    • Maintain comprehensive network documentation and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related field.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in network design, optimization, and management, with a focus on fixed-wireless technologies.
  • Strong understanding of fixed-wireless networking protocols, standards, and emerging trends.
  • Proven leadership experience, including team management and project leadership.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and senior leadership.