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Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6-12 months
Contact Name: Robert Hudson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Exciting new role available with a leading telco, based in Berkshire - as Transmission Strategy Architect.

We are looking for a blend of technical knowledge and commercial awareness, to perform a senior level, consultative role.

Must have significant experience in RFI/RFP/RFQ, bids/bid response, tender, consultation, negotiation and sales/pre-sales type duties.

Technical leadership, customer facing presentation skills and a consultative approach - this is not a detailed design function.

As part of a major 5G network transformation, the role will involve defining new, and refining existing, transmission network architectures and strategy to meet network requirements, including but not limited to the following:

Technology Background

  • RAN Optical Transmission
    • Fronthaul / XHaul transport C-RAN / CPRI
    • Passive / Semi Passive and active WDM systems
  • RAN Wireless Transmission
    • Microwave and mmW technologies
    • Spectrum and OFCOM regulatory frameworks
  • IP RAN Transport
    • Ethernet / IP Cell Site Gateway / IP Pre-Aggregation and Core Edge Aggregation
    • Synchronisation - SyncE / PTP
  • RAN Technology Connectivity
    • Small Cell Connectivity
    • Macro & Aggregation Connectivity
  • 4G LTE and 5G RAN system requirements
  • Transport SDN / NFV / API developments in for Access & Backhaul domains

Regulation and Standards Background

  • Experience with dealing with OFCOM on consultation, s135 responses, compiling reports and data
  • Awareness of relevantITU/3GPP/NGMN etc standards
    • Track key relevant standards and advise pro/cons

Business Case Modelling, strategic justification and business case preparation experience

  • 3rd party link provider solutions and product assessment
    • BT Wholesale, in particular BT IP VPN and BTW MEAS products
    • Openreach products, in particular EAD, OSA-FC and Street connect
    • Virgin Media Ethernet Manage Service
    • Other 3rd Party providers such as Zayo, City Fibre, Colt and SSE
  • Extensive excel network economic modelling
  • Collaboration with Finance and Technology design teams
  • 3rd Party Data Centre Connectivity
  • Participate in Industry engagements and forums

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