Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.
Network Engineering is part of Colt’s Technology vertical that is responsible to design, test develop novel network infrastructure and services based on industry leading SDN and NFV solution in line with our strategy and vision.
The team also delivers design for solutions encompassing Colt’s network and solutions for specific customer needs.
The role is part of the Packet network engineering work stream that drives the technology engine to design , test & validate and deploy Colt’s high capacity MPLS networks with software defined and virtualised network components.
Lead the design and development of security and network architecture and solutions in service provider MPLS based networks necessary to support the Colt products and Services which includes High level / low level designs, type approval testing and deployment.
Testing & Evaluation Testing requirements definition and network testing not excluding test build setups , product / appliance features, system capabilities and integration.
Implementation of network standards and services architecture in solutions designs
Evaluation of new systems, platform, technology and features for the introduction into the Colt networks.
Provide all the required documentation, system diagrams, provisioning and troubleshooting guides
Deployment and rollout of new design and services architecture as per low level design.
Liaison and handover solutions as part of the projects to service Delivery , service Operations teams.
Interface with supplier / vendors in hardware and software roadmaps to accommodate Colt’s technology needs in vendor’s future development.
Maintain and update the technical libraries , engineering documentation & release management libraries .
Support stakeholder teams across the globe with escalation , vendor technical issues , technology collaborations & discussions.
Supports and delivers development of network improvements and drives continual improvement
Provide transfer of knowledge sessions / trainings to Learning & development teams & stakeholder teams if requirements.
Actively participate in technical forums and other specialist communities.
Key Performance Indicators (financial and non-financial)
Introduction of Colt’s service platforms as part of the product and technology development roadmap on time, quality and within budget.
Integration of network architecture and organisational activities across Colt operating geographies
Drive efficiencies through the implementation of new technologies, suppliers and architectures to achieve the target KPIs set.
Deliver the end-to-end Architectural Vision that will enable Colt to generate growth, innovate, drive simplification and deliver competitive advantage.
Relationships and Key Contacts
Technology collaboration with Strategy and Architecture, Product Management, Capacity Management.
Deliver technology transfer to customer experience organization Network Operations NOC / TAC etc. and Service Delivery teams.
Interactions and collaboration with technology suppliers.
Interface and support to customer bid projects solution architects and technical solution managers.
Skills & Experience
10 15 years of overall experience in managed IT / Network services related industry.
Flair for a strong methodical engineering discipline & ability to excel in a fast paced network service provider environment which involves network and system design, testing, implementation, configuration, documentation and support.
Understanding of SDWAN and wan technologies Qos, IPSEC, security features.
Fair understanding and practical hand on experience of IP routing and MPLS OSPF / ISIS, BGP, L3VPN services.
Excellent understanding network switching deployments and functions VLANs, dot1q, QinQ , VXVLAN, STP protocol.
Hands on experience on major service provider routing and switching platforms either Cisco or Juniper.
Experience in testing and validation of network hardware, feature, functions and design including hands on one of testing tools like Spirent / Agilent / Ixia / or other traffic generators and test tools
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills able to articulate technical concepts into documentation.
Excellent analytical skills, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive.
Excellent knowledge in one of below is must :
Strong understanding and practical experience in deploying virtualised network functions over virtualisation technologies - KVM / VMWare and network automation .
Good exposure to automation for network environments with programming experience with Python or Perl , APIs. Experience with test automation frameworks ROBOT , Selenium will be plus.
Exposure to Network DevOps tools Ansible , GIT, Saltstack etc will be desired.
Experience and sound knowledge on systems - orchestration technologies Open stack , ETSI / MANO , Lifecycle Service Orchestration, Systems Administration, data modelling YANG, TOSCA etc.
Bachelors in Engineering Computers / IT / Electrical / Electronics / Communication or related field.
Graduate / Post Graduate in Science / Maths / IT or related streams with relevant technology experience.
What we offer :
Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.
The company supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has signed Diversity Charter.
In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff.
Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.
Some benefit examples are :
Relaxed dress code
Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
39 hours working week and additional days off as per Colt own collective bargaining agreement
Benefit package that includes life insurance, private health insurance and pension plan. In addition flexible benefits scheme
Lunch vouchers or childcare vouchers
Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
International environment with employees from more than 35 different nationalities
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace