Network Solutions Architect/Designer - Smart Metering

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Network Solutions Architect/Designer - Smart Metering



Closing date:
16th February 2018

Job Description

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefonica UK Limited, a leading digital communications company owned by Telefonica S.A. With over 25 million customer across the UK, O2 is one of the world`s most innovative companies putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are more than just a network. We open up the endless possibilities of technology, connecting our customers to the things that they love and exploring new ways to open up the world for them.

We are always on the lookout for great talent. Just like our customers, we offer our employees more. From a choice of benefits, rewards, training and ongoing career development there are many reasons to join O2.

About the Team:

The Data Access Smart Metering Design team is responsible for the architecture and design of the Smart Metering solution within Networks, encompassing the network and server components and associated applications that enable Telefonica to act as a Communication Service Provider. In particular we own the Smart M2M application. The team is part of a wider Data Access team and works into the Smart Metering Programme within Telefonica.

Your Role:

The role is within the Data Access Smart Metering design team and would entail having technical ownership for one or more components and systems within the Networks Smart Metering solution. The holder would be responsible for delivering design solutions within a fast moving and dynamic environment.


-Technical ownership of elements, functions and interfaces within the Smart Metering Design
-Leading high level design and detailed design activities for infrastructure and application aspects of Smart Metering data services, specifically the Networks Core Services Node (CSN) and Distributed Services Node (DSN), including the SmartM2M, DNS, and Firmware hosting functions
-To complete designs while meeting enhanced quality, reduced operating costs and increased capability in a cost effective, scalable, standard and timely manner, meeting agreed service and availability targets with the required level of security, resilience and capacity
-Liaising with suppliers to confirm design assumptions and supplier capabilities, including leadership of TRMs
-Supporting requirements capture, testing, implementation, integration and operational readiness activities

Skills & experience:

-Educated to degree level or equivalent with broad and extensive involvement in cellular and network systems and associated applications.
-Extensive experience at writing high level designs, low level designs and functional specifications for network solutions and applications, preferably within data centre / hosting environment. Specific experience of Smart Metering or M2M experience an advantage. Cloud based solutions experience also an advantage.
-Experience in liaising and working with major UK network service providers and suppliers.
-Knowledge of technologies such as Radio Access, Packet Core and HLR systems.
-Good Working knowledge of server technologies and UNIX variants, including Redhat Linux, experience of designing with load balancers (preferably F5), and understanding of firewall capabilities and specification of rules (preferably Checkpoint, Cisco ASA and FortiNet).
-Good understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 and other adherent Protocols and experience in designing secure network solutions; Encryption/Certificates; access control and VPNs.
Grade: PCGU

Salary and benefits:

We are looking to pay a competitive salary (depending on experience) for this position, and in addition we have some great benefits that could include a bonus, life cover, health care, holiday entitlement and lots of flexible benefits too.

Telefonica`s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you`ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things. And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

There`s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.

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