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Senior Core Network Engineer

Xplornet Communications Inc.

This is a Part-time position in Bowmanville, ON posted January 9, 2022.

Job Number: J1221-0851 Job Title: Senior Core Network Engineer Job Type: Permanent Full Time Job Location: Fredericton, NB Department: Network
– Strategy Number Of Positions: 1 Date Posted: December 31, 2021 Closing Date: January 23, 2022 We are looking for a Senior Core Network Engineer to join our team in Markham, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick or remotely from a home-based office in Canada.

As the subject matter expert, you will lead Xplornet’s IP network architecture strategy within the Core network compute, application and cloud infrastructure discipline for Xplornet.

You will be accountable to map out Core Architecture deployment and technology strategies.

This strategy will serve as the long-term roadmap for Xplornet as well as near-term annual technology work plan for the network team.

Both the near-term technology strategy work plan and the long-term architecture roadmap will be synchronized with plans from other technology disciplines such as fiber, wireless and IP for the purpose of a comprehensive network architecture blueprint consisting of the full picture and technology strategy for Xplornet.

You will work directly with the Principal network architect within the strategy team in order to define and maintain the network architecture blueprint.

You will be accountable to define technology requirements through the work plan and architecture blueprint creation process.

Design teams will build standards from these blueprint requirements and design network to be deployed by build teams and maintained by operations.

Each team will have direct feedback to the strategy team to ensure continuous improvement and calibration.

Cost optimization will be a key component of these requirements and you will be asked to lead inputs from the core network application architecture standpoint as business cases are created, assessed and reworked through the decision making process.

Areas of accountability will consist of defining technology requirements, architecture and deployment methodology for core network applications and services operating on compute platform such as, 5G Core, EPC, BNG, DHCP, DNS, AAA, Diameter, VMWare, Storage, Cloud.

Past experience in Core network application and cloud architecture planning are requirements to ensure end to end expertise of the carrier core network infrastructure technology design and deployment process.

Key responsibilities include:
• Research industry roadmap, build both high level long term and detailed near term technology strategy within the Core network application and service architecture discipline.

Strategy will consist of a technology architecture blueprint complete with engineering design requirements, specs, deployment practices, decision criteria and business case
• Provide internal technology consultancy and subject matter expert level inputs to teams within network as well as within business development and other aspects of the business
• Maintain strategic relationships with Vendors and participate in industry trade groups as the company expert representative within the wireless backhaul, wireless access and in home wireless disciplines
• Define Technology strategy as part of special projects, RFP responses and strategic initiatives
• Work directly with Strategy team Architect, program manager and principal leads within other disciplines to build and maintain the overall network architecture blueprint The ideal candidate will possess:
• Minimum of 15 years’ experience working with datacenter and core network virtualization
• Minimum 10 years combined in a lead principal core node design role for FTTH BNG and LTE EPC
• 1-2 years 5G Standalone core planning, vendor selection and architecture design
• Minimum 10 years as a lead or principal planning IP network engineer for a Communications service provider
• P.Eng is not required although position title will suit credentials.

Candidate with P.Eng title will be a Senior IP Engineer, Candidate without P.Eng the title will change to Senior IP Technologist.

• Strong writing and verbal communications skills.

• Self-starter and team player with strong leadership qualities.

• Expert level knowledge in the following areas o Evolved Packet Core ( EPC) o 5G Core o VMWare o Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) o Radius, Diameter o Cloud Infrastructure (container based, Micro service, Kubernetes) o Linux, DHCP, DNS o Carrier core node network design o Long term strategic planning and architecture design In alignment with Xplornet’s Vaccination Protocol, all new Xplornet team members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

As a condition of employment and in order to comply with industry related data security standards, this position is subject to the successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Details will be supplied to applicants as they move through the selection process.

Xplornet is committed to creating an accessible environment and will accommodate disabilities during the selection process.

Please let your recruiter know during the selection process of any accommodation needs.

Company Overview: Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc.

is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers.

For over a decade, Xplornet has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada.

Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.

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