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Head of Transmisson Networks (London, Stockholm or Warsaw)

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022
  • Warsaw +2 more
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022
  • Warsaw +2 more

Job description

Within the Networks Plan & Build function in Arelion, the Head of Transmission is responsible for ensuring that we have proper planning and implementation of all network equipment that forms the Arelion Optical Transmission Network.

The main responsibilities for Head of Transmission are:

  • Plan for where and when new equipment should be introduced to the network
  • Plan for where and when old equipment should be removed from the network
  • Implement and dismantle equipment in the network during normal working hours as well as maintenance windows as well as quality of these implementations
  • Prepare proper documentation for decisions on purchasing network equipment, ordering of hardware and installations, hand overs to operations and follow-up on cost
  • Process price requests for equipment and provide suppliers with correct forecast materials
  • Maintain the cost for the area of responsibility
  • Be jointly accountable for delivering on targets as assigned to the Plan & Build Org
  • Forecast and follow-up the budget for the function
  • Proactively develop, measure and follow-up on key performance indicators
  • Promote operational excellence at all touch points
  • Lead a team of ~20 planners & implementers spread across US & Europe.

Work with great people

Maarit Diridillou
Office Manager
"At Arelion you are surrounded by extremely talented people – it makes the work environment so inspiring!"
Tanuja Rameaux
Head of delivery content
"I love the cultural synergy within the company – it is unique. When you join us, you will feel it’s warmth!"
Sandrine Corbett
Human Resources Manager
"I feel I belong, and I really like the people I work with. This combination empowers me!"
Fabio Bottan
Account Manager
"What I really like about Arelion is the support we get from the company when we promote different ways to do business."

Skills & Requirements


  • You have graduated from University / Institute of Technology, or you have equal level of knowledge.

  • At least 6-7 years of relevant experience

  • Management experience within a wholesale carrier environment

  • Experience of equipment that forms a Carrier network

  • Proven track record of commercial and/or operational achievements within an international environment

  • Good leadership skills

  • Good communication and presentation skills

  • Business-minded, with a strong drive for development and making improvements

  • Good social and interpersonal skills

Your personal characteristics:

  • Ability to drive change and achieve success through accurate decision-making
  • Knowledge and skills to drive the unit towards common goals
  • Proactive, result oriented and dedicated
  • Managing day-to-day business while having mid/long-term vision of the team
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to work on time-critical customers’ deliveries
  • Be innovative, creative and have ability to create results
  • Be able to have a good co-operation with colleagues and customers
  • Comfortable working across different cultures and geographies

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid workspace

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • A healthy work – life balance approach

  • Diverse workplace

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

About the company

From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, we have become connectivity partner of choice to the world’s largest content providers, operators and enterprises. In the past, our network laid the very foundations of the Internet revolution and today it’s enabling digitalization throughout business and society.

Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier, is owned by Polhem Infra, a Swedish investment company backed by some of the largest Swedish public pension funds. We started building our network in 1993, when our Autonomous System, AS1299, was allocated, and we’ve grown organically ever since. Our network now stretches 70,000 kms across Europe, North America and Asia and lets you connect directly to more than 2,300 wholesale customers in more than 125 countries. With more than 450 local access partners around the world, we are the backbone of your business, wherever you are.

2022Telia Carrier is now Arelion

2020Telia Carrier acquired by Polhem Infra

2019Expands US East Coast corridor with capacity options that bypass Manhattan into Secaucus NJ

2018Direct Cloud Connect to top 5 Clouds in the US and EU

2017Collaborates with Facebook and Coriant on TIP Voyager Open Optical Network

2015Telia Carrier Internet backbone ranked no. 1 first time

2013First with 100G in both US and Europe

2011Successfully completes world’s first terabit optical trial

2000First carrier to offer cross-border mobile data roaming

1999First carrier to offer cross-border services for gaming

1998First carrier to sell wavelengths

1993AS1299 was born

Sumita Sharma | Contact Person

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Warsaw +2 more
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