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Date Added: Wed 05/06/2024

IP And Optical Network Director

Birmingham, B3, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £80000 - £100000/annum 30% bonus, 10% pension, car allowan

IP and Optical Network Director


£75,000 - £98,000 + 30% Bonus + Private Medical Insurance

10% Pension + Life Assurance + Excellent Benefits + Share Equity

Hybrid Working

The Role in a Nutshell

We require a design-focused thought leader in the field of IP and Optical networks. A transformational leader, with experience in integrating network and systems technologies using CI/CD capabilities, Agile, and the latest integration tools.

The Business

A world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications and an active investor in cutting-edge infrastructure, content and technology ventures.

With their investments in fibre-based and 5G networks, they play a vital role in society, currently providing millions of fixed and mobile connections and rolling out the next generation of products and services, while readying their networks for 10 Gbps and beyond.

Their global scale enables them to transfer knowledge and expertise across operations and investments, creating a dynamic family of brands united in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.

The Role

Responsible for creating network architectures, developing and contributing to the roadmap, and introducing the latest technologies and solutions to the organisation. Strong and engaging leadership of people, driving innovation and seeking out standard process solutions, supporting business priorities and objectives. You will act as the technical lead for the projects to drive its architecture towards concrete solutions. This person collaborates with other teams, and operating entities.

This role will be responsible for quality, delivery timelines and continuous improvement activities across the applicable network domains.


Blue sky thinking in defining high-quality principles, services, standards, and creative/innovative solutions
Adhering to the Optical Network Strategy in collaboration with the Strategy team, partner, and customer groups (3-5 year plan)
Develop, maintain and communicate technology blueprints
Work with multi-disciplinary engineering staff to understand and implement feature requirements for optical designs
Provides a leading role in technology selection and technical vendor management
Conducting proof of concepts and development of new technology through LAB / POC validation of new technology for network solutions
Creating new technical standards by which all solutions will be measured, ensure quality and leading initiatives to improve customer experience
Provide an architectural steer for major business projects
Working with Strategy to proactively engage with industry forums, standards organisations, vendors, and Cloud Providers to drive standards and lead innovation
Engages across multiple functions, both business and technical, to ensure services consistently match needs and expectations
Comfortable in engaging with senior management to board level
Ensures accurate insight and analysis, together with progress reporting and communication

Experience working experience with sophisticated network designs/architectures (Enterprise)
Proven track record to guide and shape employee experience using technology as a critical enabler
Proven experience simplifying and enhancing service experiences for customers
Experience in telecommunications network and system verification
Experience in continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment


Up to 30% Bonus
Private Family Healthcare
Life Assurance
Annual leave, increasing with service, plus bank holidays
World-class training and development opportunities
Free annual shares
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