NBI - Network Architecture Access - Engineer

24 Jan 2020

Network Architecture Access - Engineer - NBI


National Broadband Ireland (NBI) will be the designer, builder and operator of the ultrafast broadband network for rural Ireland. It was established by Granahan McCourt (GMC), an international investor in technology, media and telecommunications with 30 years of experience partnering with governments, corporations and people to drive development of communications infrastructure.

NBI has presented its vision for world-class, gigabit-speed broadband for every home, farm, school and business in areas of the country which are not fully served by commercial operators (the "Intervention Area"). National Broadband Ireland will supply broadband to the one quarter of Irish people and premises which currently cannot access high-speed broadband through commercial services. It guarantees a level playing field for 1.1 million people, 540,000 premises including 100,000 businesses and farms, and over 600 schools.

Key Objectives / Accountabilities:

NBI is looking for an experienced Network Architecture Access - Engineer who wants to jump in head-first and help scale a mission-driven company experiencing rapid growth. You are comfortable with a constantly changing environment. You will directly contribute to the building of a state of the art Fibre Network that will be future proofed to cater for the demands of a digital tomorrow. You will be working with a team of experts with deep domain expertise across OSS, OLT, ONT, DWDM & IP domains. You get the importance of team work and you understand the importance of developing a strong relationship with our Network Operations teams as well as managing the performance of 3rd party vendors.

You will work with a diverse team of people with Telecoms and IT expertise and you will be responsible for building and managing the active access network of this nationwide deployment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Technology Roadmap for the Access Network
  • Design Authority for the Access network
  • Design and build of the Active Access Network - XGSPON Technology (OLT to ONT)
  • Defining technical parameters of the Active equipment and associated products (Speeds, Multicast, QoS, QinQ, etc.)
  • Work with the Product development team on the New Product introduction and testing
  • Assist the commercial team with RSP onboarding, including product testing.
  • Manage the Test Lab, where all products are tested and verified
  • Work with the Network Operations teams to derive continuous improvement of the network performance

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 3rd Level qualification in a Science, Engineering or telecommunications field.
  • 5 years + experience in the Telecommunications industry,
  • Excellent domain experience in GPON and XGSPON technologies - OLT and ONT
  • Knowledge of OMCI protocols an advantage
  • Experience in technical product development would be useful
  • Excellent ambassador for NBI, promoting the organisation and role modelling NBI's values

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