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Technical Solutions Consultant - Core Networks

Flint Consulting Limited

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 by Flint Consulting Limited

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£450 - £475 Daily

Technical Solutions Consultant - Core Networks

My client, a well known Telecoms Operator is currently looking for an experienced Technical Solutions Consultant with strong Core Network knowledge and experience to join their team on a long term contract basis.

Please note this role is INSIDE IR35!

Role purpose:

  • Play an active role in a team of professional engineers, across a diverse range of technologies, who carry out development, support, maintenance, fault investigations, and upgrades on my client's Lab-based IMS, HSS, Signalling, Messaging and IN networks.
  • Work within a project team to help develop and test new services for my client's fixed and mobile network.
  • Contribute to my client's roadmap of 5G and other NFV activities - helping transition their services to an NFV environment - particularly the UDM, IMS and Application Servers.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Develop, build, and maintain multiple core network Test Environments.
  • Engage with project teams - driving the Design, Build, Test and Delivery of new fixed and mobile services or improvements to existing services.
  • Drive effective incident, change, problem, risk, and vulnerability management.
  • Drive and maintain alignment of the Test Environments with the live EE network
  • Champion and drive continuous improvement for the service that we offer to our key stakeholders - Test, Design and Operations.
  • Work co-operatively with other business communities and 3rd parties, to improve service performance, quality, and customer experience.
  • Implement and support tools that aid functional or performance testing, automation of common tasks.

Key Challenges:

  • Ensure that the best stakeholder/customer network experience is understood and delivered
  • Maintain a wide range of contacts, in-depth technical expertise and problem-solving abilities to deal with all aspects of managing our Core Network, Tools and other supporting systems.
  • Working within virtual and often remote project teams - colleagues are likely to be across multiple sites and in other countries - using collaborative tools to best effect.
  • The unpredictable and reactive nature of the role, having to deal with unexpected events.
  • Problems regularly arise that are not covered by any existing procedures. Solutions to new problems constantly have to be sought.
  • Multiple different systems to manage, both from different vendors and also at different software and hardware builds.
  • A high number of changes expected to be implemented to current processes and working practices.
  • Maintaining sufficient knowledge transfer and skills base across the team.

To succeed in this role the successful candidate should the following Knowledge& Experience:

Must have:

  • Mobile IMS (SBG, CSCF, MTAS, IPWorks, IBCF, BGF)
  • MSS/Media Gateway
  • Operating systems - Redhat, Linux, ESXi
  • 5G mobile telecoms knowledge
  • Ericsson ENM
  • Experience in using Tracing tools eg Wireshark, NetScout

Nice to have:

  • Mavenir Voicemail System's
  • Network Function Virtualisation - MANO, VMWare stack
  • Experienced in IT infrastructure - Blades, Servers
  • Experienced in IP Networking - switching, routing, DNS
  • Knowledge of network security, vulnerability testing.
  • Messaging (Xura SMSC/IP-SM-GW)
  • Experience of IP/ATM/MPLS transport systems.
  • Excellent understanding of IP routing protocols.
  • Knowledge of Radius, diameter, and AAA.
  • Knowledge of Online Charging Systems
  • Optiva IN System's

Reference: 1320530971

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