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Senior Network Designer - IP/MPLS

Zoek Pin South Fawley, West Berkshire, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 5 days ago

Base Location: Reading Salary: Competitive Salary Depending on Skills and Experience Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available What is the Role? This Senior Network Designer role is within IP/MPLS design, which forms part of the Reading based Network Technology team and will be responsible for: 1.

Check you match the skill requirements for this role, as well as associated experience, then apply with your CV below.

Architecture, design and co-ordination of the Ethernet, MPLS and Internet platforms 2.

Acting as subject matter expert (SME) in the domain and be the design authority when interacting with other parts of the SSET business 3.

Infrastructure expansion of the Ethernet and IP MPLS networks and the services that run over it (predominately E-LINE, E-LAN, L2 VPN and L3 VPN) 4.

Delivery of detailed design workflow from job initiation through to implementation, along with the creation and maintenance of key network records and proactive in life capacity management.


Business case input and gaining technical approvals across design and operations teams for change or upgrade requests.

What do I need? To be considered for this role, we would love you to have: 1.

An in-depth knowledge of IP WAN, including a good technical understanding of BGP and OSPF routing protocols and how to plan, design and integrate these across networks 2.

Experience within a service provider environment with an in-depth knowledge of IP and MPLS networks, technical certifications (.

Nokia NRS-I, NRS-II, Cisco CCNP) underpinning this applicable knowledge is desirable.

Specific experience working with Nokia 7750 service routers would be highly advantageous.


Commercial awareness and ability to build relationships with suppliers to help maximise return on investment 4.

Good working knowledge of other telecommunications technologies such as SDN/NFV, optical transmission and fibre 5.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Visio and creating applicable design document sets.

It is an essential requirement for this role that you have a full, current driving licence About our Business At SSE Enterprise Telecoms we believe in making complex connectivity challenges simple.

And we do this in the spirit of collaboration, partnership and integrity which means we can achieve more, together.

We bring together the unparalleled expertise of dedicated teams with innovation and technical excellence to give enterprises, government organisations and our partners a better network experience that can power the UK's digital future.

All this is delivered through our UK-wide 20,000km network, offering a wide range of products and integrated solutions including leading edge SD-WAN, Ethernet, Optical and Dark Fibre services.

We're looking for ambitious experts to join our team; to help contribute to our growth by delivering solutions through excellent customer care.

A team that actively looks after the wellbeing of colleagues, works hard and enjoys celebrating success.

Life at SSE If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference.

We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.

We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future.

Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

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Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


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