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Network System Lead Architect - Telecoms

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Job Title: Network System Lead Architect - Telecoms
Location: Either Corsham or Bristol with hybrid working
Compensation: Competitive
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55831

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Network System Lead Architect at either of our Corsham or Bristol sites.

The role

As a Network System Lead Architect, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Babcock have been awarded the contract to manage and develop the UK MOD satellite network, Skynet. As part of this an extensive modernisation programme is taking place. This role will lead the team to maintain the current Network Management System for the communications network and assist in development and deployment of the architecture to modernise and enhance the system. A background in Telecoms network management and understand of current products and methodologies is essential, and any knowledge of satellite operations would be an advantage.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for specifying new Network Management Systems requirements with input from users, working with key suppliers to develop and implement a new management system for the UK Skynet network, and test and commissioning of the installed system.

Essential experience of the Network System Lead Architect:

  • Proven experience of the design and operation of telecom network management systems
  • Demonstratable experience in the defence or telecommunication industry
  • Understanding of change and configuration control process in the context of the Engineering Design Lifecycle
  • Be conversant with the standards relating to the Systems Engineering discipline (e.g. ISO/IEC/IEEE15288)

Qualifications for the Network Management System Architect:

We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that this position is subject to national security vetting. The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this will include obtaining SC, NNPPI or Developed Vetting (DV) level of security clearances).

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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