Contract Spy Birmingham B1, UK
Jan 21, 2020Duration not stated
I am on the lookout for a Solution Architect to provide specification, design, build and deployment into the production environment of SDH/DWDM technologies. Provide consultancy service around new technology, service delivery and projects, ensuring that the current network and services are maintained. Drive innovation and a whole life cycle approach to SDH/DWDM that considers and addresses integration issues and verifies the ongoing availability of all architecture components through the development and management of product/system roadmaps. Key accountabilities: Identify, innovate and help drive the Network roadmap in liaison with the strategy, product and service departments. Provide the principles and process around the SDH/DWDM network in terms of network topology configuration, acceptance and operations and deliver documented Network Architecture. Report on and monitor capacity trending and plan SDH/DWDM network upgrades accordingly. Provide technical architecture consultancy to projects as required. Identify network infrastructure opportunities for the implementation of technical improvements that add value to the business through achievement of 'better, faster, cheaper' infrastructure, based on current and future requirements. Anticipate internal and external business challenges and to be proactive with recommending new technical requirements or improvements to existing projects. Work in conjunction with approved suppliers to understand impact of end of life products to provide seamless integration into the environment. Keep up to date with future product vision and translate desired capabilities/modifications to the technology stack, and to help lead strategy and innovation. Must have technical / professional qualifications: Substantial experience in SDH/DWDM design engineering within a telecom's environment. Architect technical knowledge level of SDH/DWDM networks as well as an awareness of protection architectures and the different overlying service types such as IP/MPLS and Voice. Delivery of carrier class SDH/DWDM network services; ideally with Infinera. Significant experience in an infrastructure design. Educated to degree standard or equivalent in a technical subject. This is a 4 month contract starting in Jan 2020 with high possibility of extension, offering a highly competitive day rate.