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Network Architect

Department: Engineering

Reporting Line: Senior Network Architect

Job Objective

As a member of the Engineering team, your role will involve planning, designing, recommending technologies and equipment and implementing necessary changes to the WIOCC network within a set budget and timelines. Along with the team, you will assist in ensuring the network operates at the correct level of quality and performance to enable client service satisfaction, maintain revenue and meet or improve company targets. This role will be acknowledged as 3rd-level technical competence relating to the network.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Network architecture, technology and vendor recommendation, planning and design
  •  Network inventory management & planning, including auditing and record management
  • Network procurement / equipment contract management, including budgeting, PO management,
    Vendor Management
  • Manage, develop Craft Terminal, EMS, NMS and OSS systems, coach and train others
  • Adhere to, lead compliance with and assist in developing company policies and procedures
  •  Assist other departments and lead and report on projects as requested by the Program
    Manager
  • Ad-hoc reporting as requested
  •  Ensuring network design aligns with NetSuite as appropriate
  •  Deputise for Senior Network Architect as directed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, masters preferred) in a technical field

Experience & Skills:

  • Requires minimum of 5 year’s technical experience in telecom industry with at least 5 years in
    network engineering, network design role or equivalent
  • Ability to plan, design and oversee network implementation according to WIOCC processes for
    Fibre, ROADM/DWDM (10/40/100G/200G/400G/600G/800G), OTN, SDH, DCN
  •  Knowledge in supporting TX equipment i.e., Tejas Networks, Huawei, Ciena, Infinera, Adva,
    Huawei etc.
  •  Stage, lab, test, install and bring into service equipment, follow standards, and coach others to
    become competent
  • Ability to develop network plans with accuracy and communicate plans to CxO level evidenced
    by work history and accomplishments
  • Experience and understanding of network synchronisation, performance monitoring, ITU-T
    standards
  • Quality assurance auditing & testing, manage and mitigate network risk register
  • Optical networking experience including OTDR, optical link budget calculations, fibre types and
    testing
  • Experience in network management platforms and OSS systems
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills evidenced by work history and
    accomplishments
  • Excellent communications and soft skills, including ability to listen to and summarise and
    concisely share key information
  • Must use B/OSS tools effectively to record information accurately and concisely in a timely
    manner
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities and solve problems in a fast-paced
    environment

Attributes

  • Client focused, relationship builder
  • Integrity, honest with high ethical standards
  • Boundless, passionate, and flexible
  • Personal excellence, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Collaborative, achieve results through teamwork and partnerships
  • Strong analytical skills and able to collate and interpret data from various sources
  • Excellent English language communicator with a natural aptitude for dealing with people
  • Excellent network diagnostic and problem-solving skills

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their updated CV including three referees. Deadline for application is 12 June 2024. Applications should be sent to applications@wiocc.net indicating the job position in the subject line.

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