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Senior Network Specialist - IP Automation

  • About the job

We are Arelion. You may not have heard of us; though, we are pretty sure you are using our network every day. As a Tier 1 Network provider, operating the most connected Internet backbone on the planet, we are quite passionate about what we do. If you peek under the lid, you’ll find all sorts of passionate geeks within; people who get out of bed each morning because they care for our network and services, fibre cables, telco housing, routers, wavelength multiplex systems, and how we operate them. The one thing we have in common is our passion for the Internet and our honored customers.

We are currently looking for a Senior Network Specialist – IP Automation, to join us at Arelion Poland or Czech hubs.

As an IP Automation specialist, you will be a key player in Arelions transition to automate workflows covering provisioning to operational tasks, while we together keep the continuous development of our IP platform, all this in close collaboration with Arelions IP & OSS architecture team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and Implement Automation in IP networks

Design, implement, and manage Automation in IP networks to ensure optimal performance and reliability. This requires a strong understanding of network architecture and the ability to work with a variety of hardware and software.

  • Improve network automation tools

Using data to get inspired to find development and improvement opportunities of automation in regards to support and implementation tools.

  • Lifecycle of IP platforms

As Senior Network Specialists in Network Engineering you are part of ensuring our platforms are kept fully validated from a HW or SW release point of view from the first LAB tests until final production approval test completed. This also includes ensuring the existing portfolio of automation processes are updated, which could impact monitoring and alarm handling systems.

  • Education and support of internal teams

Important part of being the in the Network Engineering team, is that you as an expert will take part arranging operational and implementation trainings sessions for Arelions support and delivery organization teams, this could be either for new solutions or new employees.

  • Advanced case handling, incl. Problem Cases raised from our incident mgmt. process

Using data wrangling skills, you are expected to take part in analyzing our IP network performance, to identify or prevent future problem candidate cases. You would need to have close collaboration with engineering team member peers and our vendors for advanced case trouble shooting. Arelion is having a strong automation focus on operational processes, to minimize manual tasks and improve customer experience.

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

Who are you

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written, facilitation and presentation techniques
  • Strong leadership/team skills and a positive track record in executing innovative ideas and coordinating among internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to show initiative, take ownership, challenge the status quo, drive simplification and a new focus within the wider business
  • Excellent people skills, teamwork, willingness to learn, ability to prioritize and coordinate tasks and assignments.
  • Friendly, confident and able to meet deadlines
  • Organized and committed to accurate data management
  • Helping to ensure satisfied and delighted customers
  • Comfortable working across different cultures and geographies
  • Ability to work in cross-functional development organization with financial analysts, architects, engineers, project managers and product managers

Your Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience of working with network engineering or operations and ideally working closely with the main IP equipment platforms on the market today
  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of IP and Ethernet networks such as, but not limited to MPLS applications, SR, QoS, EVPN, BGP, IS-IS, NETCONF/YANG, Telemetry and Netflow
  • Detailed knowledge of python, SQL and other relevant coding langurs used in automation deployments
  • Experience in analyzing and optimizing needs for various support tools for better or quicker operational handling
  • Proven ability to accurately document and maintain learned knowledge
  • Proven experience at interfacing with vendors in influencing their product improvements for both hardware and software
  • Understanding of optical networks and how IP are reliant on optical technology for long haul links

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.

Arelion provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by relevant local laws.

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

Kenneth Worm-Hansen | Contact Person

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