Senior Network and Telecommunications Architect - London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £350.00 - £400.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Connah O'Keeffe

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Senior Network and Telecommunications Architect

Morson are recruiting for a Senior Network and Telecommunications Architect to join our client in London, England.

Key Accountabilities

* Produce clear, accurate and agreed functional and non-functional requirements based on complex service requests
* Determine the feasibility of satisfying agreed functional and non-functional requirements through the use of standard and pre-defined technical services catalogue items, and in accordance with approved standards and roadmaps
* Define technical solutions or commission supplier proposals to satisfy functional and non-functional requirements
* Undertake risk-based assurance reviews (for example, using the V-Model approach) of supplier proposals to validate
a) suitability of the supplier proposal to meet the functional and non-functional requirements (including operability)
b) alignment of the supplier proposal with the technical strategy and roadmap, and relevant standards / design patterns
c) undertake type approvals and
d) the completeness and accuracy of relevant documentation, including change control documentation
* Assure factory and site acceptance testing and service commissioning
* Enable the effective ongoing management of new and amended services through the timely and comprehensive transfer of solution knowledge to the Network Infrastructure Engineers within Technology Services Operations
* Provide support to Technology Services Operations (in particular the Network Infrastructure Engineers) and maintain a watching brief over the service requests satisfied directly by Technology Services Operations
* Assure proposed changes to the technical strategy and roadmap, standards and design patterns
* Ensure an appropriate and relevant level of alignment between industry best practice and the technical strategy and roadmap, standards and design patterns
* Undertake research and investigation into leading edge and emergent network and telecommunications systems
* Act as a technical subject matter expert and enable our client to be an intelligent customer to its suppliers and partners
* Support relevant Senior Product Managers in the development and definition of future strategies and roadmaps

You will require the following:

* Expert knowledge of at least one of the following:
1) Data Centre Network and Cloud IaaS services and network trends like SDN and NFV,
2) LAN and WAN technologies within large enterprises, including service provider technologies and architectures, and/or
3) Radio, wireless Wi-Fi and cellular 4G/5G technologies and architecture, including RAN design, DAS, PMR, LTE and associated performance metrics
* Detailed knowledge of relevant technology marketplace and manufacturers / vendors of products and services
* Detailed knowledge and experience of IT architectural processes, frameworks and techniques
* Detailed knowledge of appropriate frameworks for undertaking verification and validation throughout the project lifecycle.
* Broad knowledge and understanding of planning and project management tools and techniques
* Knowledge of wider enterprise IT systems such as compute, storage, virtualisation, cloud computing, application design and security, and supporting services and technologies such as DNS and NTP
* Professional/Expert level technical certifications in an appropriate technical domain, or equivalent experience
* A university degree in a numerate subject or equivalent qualification such as TOGAF

* Strong infrastructure architecture skills in requirements elicitation and solution design using corporate and common standards, and utilising a catalogue of technology components and design patterns
* Ability turn loose requirements into a high-level technical architecture using technical, corporate and common standards
* Ability to assess, review and refine architecture proposals and designs, and liaise with third party architects to modify designs as decisions are identified and choices made
* An ability to analyse complex data, identify decision points, draw conclusions and produce quality documentation
* An ability to build effective relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues in a variety of teams
* A flexible and logical approach with a keen eye for detail and demonstrable skills in solving complex technical problems
* Results oriented with outstanding self-reliance, resourcefulness, initiative and appropriate business / commercial skills

* At least 5 years experience working in a relevant architecture / design role within a complex large enterprise or service provider environment. Such experience to have required/involved:
a) A detailed appreciation of enterprise architectural standards and template and pattern-based design development,
b) The provision of technical subject matter expertise to other functions/roles, and
c) The writing and developing of high-level and low-level designs and technical proposals from conception to implementation, including reviewing test plans leading to successful technical deliveries of multiple greenfield/brownfield projects
* Experience of communicating technical issues and solutions to customers, stakeholders and team members
* Experience of delivering through third parties.

If you are interested and have relevant qualifications and experience, apply now and I will be in touch with you shortly.

Alternatively, contact Connah OKeeffe at Morson International for more information about this position.