Lead Network Designer IP/MPLS

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Work type: Perm - Full Time
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Telecommunications


SSE Enterprise Telecoms

Location: Reading

Salary: Up to £64,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits

Are you interested in joining a company that has ambitions and investment to grow 10 times its current size? At SSE we recognise that our employees are one of our key assets and as a business we offer opportunities which enable flexibility and work/life balance.  If you’re interested in joining a company who invest in your future development then we could be the company for you!

We have a brand new opportunity which enables you to work on one of the largest telecoms and data centre networks within the UK. This role is within the IP/MPLS design team which forms part of the Reading based Network Technology Commercial team and design of the MPLS, DCN and Internet platforms.

We are currently operating 13,700km of private telecoms network with an estate of 70 data centres. Imagine the magnitude of change and growth you could be part of and influence!

The ideal candidate will:

  • Act as the design authority when interacting with other parts of the SSE Enterprise Telecom business
  • Be responsible for the expansion of the existing MPLS network and the L2 VPN based services that run over it (MEF services, E-line, E-Lan, E-Tree)
  • Act as the subject matter expert for the internet platform and its routing policies
  • Do the Capacity planning of the networks combined with utilisation and design
  • Business case creation and design justification
  • Be responsible for the day to day management and development of the IP/MPLS team
  • Support and provide designs and solutions to fulfil current and future demands for IP/MPLS/DCN infrastructure for growth, sales support and strategic driven projects
  • Manage the effective delivery of detailed design workflow from job initiation through to implementation, along with the creation and maintenance of key network records
  • Be responsible for financial and budget requirements and production of weekly reports.

So what are we looking for?

  • Significant experience within a service provider environment with an in depth knowledge of MPLS
  • Good technical understanding of BGP planning and implementation
  • Exposure to SDN/NFV would be desirable
  • Good working knowledge of other telecommunications technologies, primarily optical and fibre optics
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Visio and Excel
  • Experience in the use of geographical information systems

In return we will offer you a competitive salary, opportunities for career progression, generous leave entitlement with options to purchase 10 days extra, discounted energy, phone and broadband plus others

What’s not to like - if this sounds like you and you would like to be part of our inclusive culture – we really want to hear from you!

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2017

This post is open to both internal and external. Internal candidates, as a courtesy please inform your line manager prior to submitting an application for this role.  Successful candidates may be subject to the Company’s verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes.  This includes a basic criminal record check.

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