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Location: United Kingdom

Senior Network Architect - Signalling

United Kingdom

Job Description

Senior Network Architect - Signalling
Long term contract
Home Based

This role is for a Senior Network Architect, capable of technically leading and assisting the development of network designs for various projects. The role will involve taking approved template network architectures and customizing them for the particular requirements of a project, focusing on that project's connectivity and cyber-security requirements along with the performance characteristics of the signalling hardware.

The jobholder will be capable of building and maintain strong communication links with the customers' telecoms specialists and delivery partners, with the Systems Engineering group and the project delivery teams, and will be capable of interpreting and influencing the delivery strategy, based on the needs of these stakeholders.

Success in the role will be measured primarily by the on-time within budget delivery of allocated tasks as agreed with the Lead Network Engineering Manager and the Project and customer sign off of all design deliverables.

This role will help play a major part in delivering the signalling and control systems necessary as the business demands.

What are my responsibilities?

The Senior Network Architect will be expected to provide technical leadership for their allocated tasks. The role includes responsibilities for the following Network Design activities as assigned by the Projects:

• Production of network architectural design description documents
• Production of network architecture diagrams
• Production of IP Addressing/Subnetting design
• Production of cable schedules and diversity plans.
• Presenting the network design architecture to the project and the customer.
• Development of associated test specifications
• Support for onsite build and test
• Support for integration and system testing

What do I need to qualify for this job?

• Graduate in relevant engineering discipline or other numerate subject or equivalent experience (essential)
• A demonstrable broad experience of Network Communication Systems and Architectures, especially LAN/WAN architectures and network security (essential)
• Experience of producing formally documented network designs and interface documents (essential)
• Knowledge and experience of configuration management and control practices (essential)
• Knowledge of the systems engineering life-cycle, cost awareness and awareness of processes involved in other engineering disciplines (essential)
• Experience of working to industry quality and safety standards (essential)
• Ability to present design ideas and concepts to influence customer and supplier opinion (essential)
• Motivated, dependable and self-reliant (essential)
• Able to work to tight timescales (essential)
• Willingness to work on-site nationally and/or travel overseas (essential)
• Experience in providing technical leadership in demanding safety critical environments
• Experience of IP network design in the context of control systems or to support SIL 4 applications
• Experience of using CENELEC EN 50159:2010 to make network safety justifications
• Experience of network testing against RFCs, traffic profiles and interface specifications
• Knowledge of railway systems
• Systems Engineering experience

How do I apply?

Please send your CV to alternatively call 0161 926 1726 for a confidential chat.

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