Fixed Access & IP Engineer

Aggregate function:  Technology
Business Area:  Local Technology
Posting Country:  Greece
Date Posted:  3 Apr 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Who we are

We are setting up and scaling a dedicated Fiber Company (Fiber2All), as fully owned subsidiary of Vodafone. This company is dedicated to delivering lightning-fast fiber-optic connectivity and exceptional service. As the newest addition to the Vodafone family, this new company plays a pivotal role in accelerating fiber optic deployment and creating compelling commercial propositions that align with Vodafone's esteemed standards and values. As we expand our team, we invite you to join us on this passionate and dynamic journey, as we revolutionize how people connect and communicate in Greece.

What you’ll do

As a Fixed Access Network & IP Engineer, you will focus on delivering a first-class network and services to our customers.  With the Fixed Access engineering team, you will look after the country specific tests, the high-level design, the low-level design, and the delivery of the fixed network infrastructure supporting the business strategy. You will monitor the capacity making sure that all needed actions/orders are made to avoid high utilization. 

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
•    Overall Accountability for the Low-Level Design (LLD) according to dimensioning guidelines and standard configurations on the Fixed Access and Service Layer including Aggregation switches, OLT and other fixed access technologies. 
•    Perform Network engineering activities related to the design of the Fixed Access. Test and Accept new SW releases / HW platforms on the fixed network in scope.
•    Implement new technologies on Access (FTTx) corresponding IP interconnections.
•    Perform capacity planning and dimensioning for IP networks & Access working closely with the Fixed Service Design team, work closely with other Telco Operators/Providers to ensure NNI deployment and IP connectivity.
•    Within Fixed Access Engineering, to analyze wholesale arm requirement and current architecture to ensure proper capacity, implementation of projects related to Fixed Access on interconnections, traffic/policy management OLT, xDSLAM
•    To support and coordinate rollout plans, to drive Fixed Access platform lifecycle on software and hardware within local market organization (deployment, operations, etc..).    
•    Network Capacity management 
•    Test Services and provide 3rd level support on Access.
•    Vendor handling on future needs/bug fixes and new services.
•    Take part in technical reviews and provide leadership to facilitate design and technical strategies for IP

Who you are

•    A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent.
•    English language (Fluent oral and written)
•    At least 3 years’ work experience in an telecommunications operator /organization supporting large heterogeneous Access & IP infrastructures.
•    Solid knowledge of Access (OLT, XDSLAM), IP technology and of Fixed networks requirements and characteristics. Able to challenge given solutions and identify innovation opportunities.
•    Certifications: formal training or certifications of any of the following vendors would be welcome (FTTH Council, BBWF, Cisco, Nokia, others).
•    Relevant Networking related certifications in Access and IP are desirable and will be considered a plus
•    SW development background aimed to automate provisioning, performance monitoring & reporting and introduction of Software Defined Network technologies.
•    Certifications in CCNP, CCIE are considered an added value. 

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

What's in it for you

•   Competitive pay, bonus & remuneration package 
•   Private Health & Medical Insurance  
•   Hybrid way of working: a blend of 60% remote and 40% office-based working, including the option to work up to 20 days from abroad 
•   Remote work equipment to help you create a comfortable, ergonomic workspace at home 
•   Unlimited access to learning resources and trainings 
•   Vodafone Parental Leave: 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave to all employees regardless of gender, sexual orientation or length of service  
•   Spirit of Vodafone Day: one day each quarter dedicated to your personal development 
•   Extra days off: Vodafone Day, Family Day, Volunteering Day 
•   Needless to say, we cater for your communication wherever you are 
•  Office amenities (subject to the office location): such as restaurant, beauty corner, gym and parking 
•  Special employee offers and discounts 

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Together we can

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.