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Optical Transport Network Architect

Job Title: Optical Transport Network Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-6 months
REF: X/OTNA/Sara_1506090579
Contact Name: Sara Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Optical Transport Network Architect - Berkshire - 3-6 months - Start ASAP


  • Working between the technical teams and SMT
  • Pulling together the technology and translating it in to strategies for the not so technical SMT.
  • Working with the Designers / Architects and making sure they are following the right direction.
  • Taking all strategic decisions to SMT and ensure succinct justification is delivered (this will include cost, features etc.)
  • Working on the following projects: Chariot - Refresh of RAN & Tx networks, Verde - Network refresh
  • They will also interface with regulatory bodies - Ensuring all new architecture and strategies are in-line with regulatory requirements.
  • Supporting RFP/RFQ assessments

Background/Essential Skills:

  • Vendors / Suppliers / Operators / Fixed line operators
  • Vendors and Suppliers - They will have performed more of a Solution Management function - Selling Products in to Operators - Must still have a technical background
  • Operator - They would have gone through the technical Design / Architecture functions up to a more business focused role
  • Technical understanding within Mobile Transmission / some IP / RAN (particularly the evolution from 4G to 5G)
  • Knowledge of industry trends / costs of services
  • Excel Modelling / Business Case modelling
  • Comfortable presenting Power point presentation to SMT / Execs
  • Understanding of Network syncing - What's happened in the Telco evolution so far and what needs to happen for a network transformation.

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