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Sr. Optical Network Engineer

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Dec 24, 2019

Central London

Freelance

Agent: Abdi A.

Job #: 155342

Salary: £42.78​ PAYE p.h. (£88.9k) pro-rata

Job Description

  • Starting: ASAP/Notice
  • Salary/Pay: £42.78​ PAYE p.h. (£88.9k) pro-rata
  • Perks: 33 days holiday pro-rata
  • Duration: 11 - months FTC + extension
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Location: Central London

We are looking for an Optical Network Engineer with excellent experience in deploying, configuring and supporting large-scale optical network production that spans ULH terrestrial, regional metros and subsea networks, interconnecting data centers and Point of Presence (POP) sites across EMEA.

The ideal Specialist will be required to create and maintain Engineering Design Packages for metro, regional and long-haul DWDM rings/systems.

Your duties:

  • Deploy, configure, and support a large-scale production optical Network that spans ULH terrestrial, regional metros and subsea networks, interconnecting data centers and Point of Presence (POP) sites across EMEA
  • Create and maintain Engineering Design Packages for metro, regional and long-haul DWDM rings/systems
  • Generate implementation plans and provide technical leadership and guidance during deployment activities
  • Collaborate with vendors/manufacturers to evaluate new hardware/software and create optical standards for network deployment teams
  • Reviewing Acceptance Documents provided by vendors and subcontractors deploying equipment on our network
  • Provide technical expertise to network provisioning engineers for troubleshooting out-of-service or faulty circuits
  • Plan, schedule and perform network maintenance, repair and upgrade tasks as needed
  • Work closely with Network Engineering, Logistics and equipment vendors to ensure seamless introduction of new optical technologies into the production network
  • Proactively contribute to documentation, automation and processes as they evolve

Skills:

  • Education - Preferrable BSc or BA
  • 5 plus years of experience working on Optical networks
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience deploying optical networks
  • Experience with optical network design, installation and maintenance for service providers or large enterprise networks
  • Strong knowledge of optical theory, transport technologies and the operation of optical transport systems
  • Experience with field-based work in POPs, carrier hotels, data centers and Central Office environments
  • Experience with optical test equipment and solid optical troubleshooting skills using OTDR, OSA, BERT and optical power meters
  • Technical knowledge of various regional Data Center electrical and cooling configurations, IEC, NEMA standards, AC/DC power, power redundancy scenarios
  • Experience creating rack elevations and other planned/install/as-built documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, utilize systems, tools and troubleshooting skills to resolve technical issues
  • Solid understanding of data center design and operational best practices
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to coordinate tasks with carriers remotely
  • Ability to work in fast-paced and dynamic environments with limited supervision
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a global team environment
  • 10% of travel required

Client Description:

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