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Core Network Design & Build Engineer

Virgin Media

  • Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 17/01/2018
  • Human Resources
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The role involves the design and delivery of Network Capacity Expansion for Backhaul & Peering type services, as well as the delivery of complex B2B service deployments


About Virgin Media:  

At Virgin Media, we’ve got a very different way of looking at the world - and it shows in what we're like as a place to work. We think work should be fun - because fun is what our customers demand from our services. So you'll be joining a bunch of people who are free-spirited, capable of coming up with their own ideas, and given free rein to put their talents to their best use. But besides being all about fun, we're also deadly serious when it comes to putting our customers first! Whether it’s TV, mobile, home phone or super-fast broadband services, at Virgin Media Ireland we’re 110% focused on making our customers lives easier, richer and a little bit more fun.

It’s not a nine-to-five, clock in and tune out sort of place. And there’s no corporate mask to put on at the door – you can just be yourself. We’re hard working, but in it together. Creating something special. Because let’s face it. If you don’t love what you do, it’s time to do something else. Join us.                      


About the Role:

The role involves the Design and Build of Core Network Architecture and Services.  This includes the design and delivery of Network Capacity Expansion for Backhaul & Peering type services, as well as the delivery of complex B2B service deployments

An important part is to ensure service deliveries are performed according to delivery milestones and budgetary costs.  This requires cooperation with other teams to ensure smooth and timely delivery of projects. 

Specific Tasks/ Duties:

Task Activity includes the following:


  • Network Capacity Expansion for Backhaul & Peering services

  • Design and delivery of network infrastructure and complex B2B service deployments

  • Provide HLD documentation, including scopes of work, detailed network schematics and BOM inventory details. Ensure correct equipment orders for the project deployment

  • Perform physical build, configuration and integration testing with other business teams,

  • Configure Aggregation switches, in line with capacity and B2B requirements

  • Prepare scopes of work for core configuration changes, for implementation during the maintenance window

  • Document Core network expansions, plus Configuration updates. 

  • Solution validation of complex and bespoke B2B Service deliveries

  • Develop Scripts and Templates to improve delivery efficiency

  • Follow the agreed Network hand over process from delivery into operation

  • Update support documentation and provide training to more junior engineers, as required

  • Provide Operational Support for the Optical and IP network, and supported services

  • Support complex core network and B2B Service faults 

  • Carry out Software upgrades & migrations on the core network

  • Support Tier 1 team with the troubleshooting and resolution of core network issues

  • Implementation and support of out of hours planned works activities, in accordance with Change Management procedures

  • Follow agreed practice for responding to and updating Incident tickets - respond to faults that arise and endeavour to resolve these within service level agreement timescales

  • Be part of the 24*7 On-Call Platform Support Rota, as required

  • Assist with complex fault resolutions on the Core IP and Optical networks


The Person:

You will have good technical expertise, with a Degree in a Telecoms related subject, and minimum 3 years experience in an IP / Optical engineering role.  It would be desirable to have wide knowledge base across multiple platforms, including DWDM, SDH, Ethernet and MPLS.

The position requires Cisco CCNA Certification; Cisco CCNP and Juniper Fundamentals would be desirable.

Experience should include the design and build of bespoke IP and Optical solutions, plus strong problem solving skills, including the resolution of complex core network faults. 

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work – and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

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