The Role: WDM/IP Network Engineer

Location: Home based with some common-sense business travel.

Package: £65 – 75,000 plus health, bonus, life assurance, enhanced pension

This is a new permanent role working for a full fibre network owner and ISP. They are well funded, so offer both stability and progression and they have a number of interesting diversification projects in the pipeline and a shrewd business plan.

We’re looking to bring in proven optical network engineering experience so on that basis, are looking for a WDM / IP Engineer.

Working from home, and with a national remit, you’ll join the technology team and will be given a lot of scope to contribute to the plan of action across network design, build and support of network deployment – both in the UK and also potentially on an international basis.

Focusing on the backhaul and new / expanding wholesale network, you’ll work closely with the head of department to contribute to the design of the WDM / Wholesale network involving exchanges, street cabinets and the data centres.

Kit on the network is mainly Nokia, with Adtran / Adva being introduced more recently and likely moving forward.

Solid I&C knowledge would be a benefit as you’ll be managing the partner companies responsible for this, so you’ll need to be able to hold a civilised and credible conversation as to how things work, and what is expected.

On the IP engineering side of the role, you’ll be looking at configuration issues and working with 3rd party vendors, as the NOC is an outsourced model and contributing towards projects to ensure the maximum capacity is obtained from the fibre network.

This is optical network firstly though, with some IP knowledge rather than the other way around so optical network / WDM needsto be your forte.

Your background:

This is a highly technical role, so that is going to be key, but that technical knowledge needs to be backed up by solid communication and stakeholder management skills, and due to the fluid / rapid growth nature of the environment then you will need to be good at time management and prioritisation.

You’ll need extensive optical network (WDM) design / engineering and be able to point to end to end exposure from OLT to BNG.

In-depth knowledge of Access (XGS-PON) & WDM (F-OADM/R-OADM) networks either working for a vendor, provider or ISP.

Experience of street cabinet deployment and the internal layout of the network equipment – access, WDM and wholesale.

Solid procurement knowledge and the ability to assess and help towards the decision making process of vendor selection and specific kit within the solution, including dark / lit fibre (Openreach or other providers)

Benefits package is a good one, with all of the assumed additions – private health, bonus, life assurance etc.