Software Developer/ Engineer/ Architect

Networks Solution Architect

Join us as a Network Solution Architect 
Three Ireland is looking for a Service Layer Solution Architect to deliver end to end solutions in the Core, VAS & Service Layer area within Networks. This position will report to the Core & VAS Solutions manager, with responsibility for the High level Architecture, in addition to the delivery of High Level Solution Designs across the Core Network, VAS & Service Layer, with particular focus & emphasis on NG-IN, DRA, OCS & Policy.

Operating cross-functionally and at a technical level, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of an outstanding network experience of our brand, in the Core & VAS space.

You'll be a technical leader, able to drawn upon your track record of success and use a wide range of relevant technical experience to help shape our success. Your role encompasses all aspects of the technical delivery of solutions from requirements capture and support of vendor selection, to supporting the High and Low Level network design documentation as well as supporting the Operations team during deployment or network issues. 

Working closely with the vendors, you will be a key point of contact in ensuring the deliveries are fit for purpose and meeting requirements, and in ensuring not only the delivery, but the operational running of the solution is of the levels expected. 

You will work with other technical stakeholders and peers to ensure that the right responsibility levels are established. You will be viewed as the technical expert for the solutions in your area, providing valuable input into other areas of the business such as Capacity Management, Project Management Organisation, Finance and Marketing. 

You will define key Networks Design delivery performance metrics along with managed service partners to drive the Core Networks team and associated partner stakeholders to deliver outstanding performance. A flair for developing high performing technical solutions is essential.

The skills we`re looking for 
Degree or diploma in a technical related discipline.
Experience working for an Operator, or with working into an operator from a telecoms vendor
Previous experience as a solution architect or designer in Core Networks
Track record in driving through design deliveries in a complex and ever-changing environment
Experience with specification and design of Core, VAS& Service Layer technology - exposure of deploying solutions and delivering features.
Experience of delivering customer facing services and solutions.
Comprehensive experience in a telecoms/IT design role. 
Proven track record in striving for continuous improvement and driving efficiencies, whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.
Excellent leadership and influencing skills to drive Core Design Team deliverables and collaboration with other Networks and IT departments
Design and deployment experience of key network systems/nodes (for example MME & SAE-GW) through the full delivery lifecycle from initial design to full operational handover.
Excellent working knowledge of EPC/IMS/LTE architecture, interfaces and procedures, with understanding of key LTE associated technologies and functionality including IMS, RCSe, VoLTE, SRVCC and CSFB.
Good working knowledge of 3GPP, IETF and GSMA standards and architectures.

Nice to Have
Experience of specifying high availability systems and delivering end-to-end solution designs with a mobile operator/vendor
Experience of architecting high availability systems and delivering service designs and platforms 
Experience of technical Vendor Management
Experience of programme and project management principles
Prior experience in creating technical requirements and running RFP/RFI with Procurement and various vendors
Good working knowledge of 3G MCC elements and associated interfaces, including key protocols e.g. GTP, DIAMETER, RADIUS,SIGTRAN, BICC, MAP, Cap and INAP etc.
Experience of working with NSN/Samsung core network systems.
VoIP/VoLTE/VToW deployment and testing experience
Working knowledge of IP networks, preferably with experience with the prime IP vendor equipment: Cisco/Juniper network certification also nice to have.