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Data Core technical authority engineer



Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Data Core technical authority engineer

Aggregate function: Technology
Business Area: VT Netw. Strategy Archit. Eng.
Posting Country: Ireland
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2024
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this.

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Why work for us:

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future A more connected, more inclusive, and more sustainable world. We believe technology is only as powerful as the people using it to create a better tomorrow:

Role purpose:

Lead the activities of the regional engineering delivery team within Data Core Engineering, focusing on the countries of the respective Cluster (UK and Ireland). Being accountable for the high and low level designs, implementation and optimisation of multiple network elements of the Mobile Data Core Network (EPC,MME, PCRF, TMF, Clean Pipe, Radius, DPI, MSP, IWF, DNS, GiFW).

With focus on a specific area of competence (DNS for mobile and fixed services and CGNAT firewalls), lead and manage all the engagement with relevant local stakeholders, in particular Technology Operations and other local teams for the implementation of network capacity and lifecycle management, service configuration /MOP activities(and handover to Operations for implementation): special projects and support to Operations during Network incidents. Be the focal technical lead for optimisation activities that can improve the efficiency of the Mobile Data Core Network and subsequent customer experience and be directly involved in performance analysis and improvement plans devised as necessary.

Essence of Role – Key Accountabilities:

With focus on a specific area of competence, contribute to the implementation of the Data Core Network Evolution Plan in the local countries.
Lead the alignment and steer the local engineering implementation in the cluster countries to the regional strategy and roadmap
Report to planning teams the local implementation progress and gaps towards network plan
Lead the definition and maintenance of the country Data Low Level Design, in line with Planning Design and Dimensioning guidelines and directives for the region.
Define the detailed configuration to be applied (parametrisation, licence configuration,etc.)Adjusting the detail to its local applicability in the cluster countries.
Support Planning, Design and Dimensioning in local testing activities.
Direct management of the interface with regional and local in-country Operations teams - Defining, planning and scheduling Data Core network activities and interventions
Being accountable for those activities and analysing/reporting relevant issues concerning risk, cost/benefit, effectiveness and efficiency.
Supporting required engineering efforts in case of emergencies related to Data Core Networks
Supporting in country teams of Local Markets including in the Cluster, facing important country related issues and for projects status updating.
Support the Engineering team dealing with Data Core Networks in the cluster countries
Contribute to the Data Core budget execution in the cluster countries and active promotion of benchmarking across coutries in the cluster.
Lead the identification of opportunities for in country improvements within Data Core in line with regional strategy, analysing potential risks of that strategy and supporting the Data Core Engineering planning.

We Are Looking For You, If You Have:

University degree in Telecommunications or similar /suitable experience
Solid knowledge of network architecture and design and Mobile Data Core network experience
Knowledge and experience of the design, integration,test and deployment of Network Function Virtualisation Infrastructure (NFVi) and virtual network function applications within the Telecommunications(preferrably mobile network)industry
Operations experience desirable
Strong performance and customer experience focus
Results oriented
Troubleshooting capability and a problem solving attitude
Exposure to operational environments and projects
Established networking in the countries of the cluster
Mobile Data Network service performance management knowledge and/or proven experience
Established networking or closeness with other engineering domains which impact /influence performance, such as transmission, radio etc.

Who we are:

Vodafone is pioneering Ireland's gigabit society. We are Ireland's leading total communications provider offering products and services make a real impact in the lives and communities of our customers. As part of Vodafone Group, we are part of the world's largest mobile community with a presence across all five continents.

We’re at the forefront of innovation in Ireland. From delivering Gigabit speeds which offers the fastest game play for gamers, or helping people work from anywhere in the country, the work we do is at the cutting edge of technology and is constantly evolving.
Our purpose is to connect for a better future, and this is made possible by our people. No matter what your background, career stage or interests, we have opportunities across all areas of the business, which will help you explore and unlock your full potential. You will get to work in a fantastic environment where diversity and difference is valued, flexible working is the norm and you’ll get to play a role in delivering Ireland’s Gigabit Society!
Our people are at the centre of everything we do. We employ approximately 1,300 people in Dublin and across our network of retail stores in Ireland. Our aim is to ensure each employee has the opportunity to innovate, to be challenged and to be rewarded. We are dynamic in everything we do, including our approach to training, development, performance management and flexible benefits.
Vodafone is committed to support LGBT+ people at work.
We are an equal opportunities employer where our people can be at their best.

When choosing us……….

When you join the Vodafone Team, you will have the chance to grow your career while also experiencing some serious benefits!

Some of the benefits that you will receive along the way are:
Competitive Salary
Flexible working (times and location) is part of our culture where your hours can facilitate your personal work-life balance
Generous Employer Pension contribution
Free Phone Bill – When you join the team, your phone bill is on us! You will also receive mobile phone purchasing discounts
Learning and Development – We provide extensive training to all of our employees so they can progress in their careers! There is also the Vodafone University where our employees can gain incredible skills!
Exclusive Family and Friends Discounts – Receive additional discounts for you, your Family and Friends on Vodafone Products!
23 days annual leave and 3 charity days off – PLUS a dedicated day off for your birthday
Free Parking
Access to our Wellness centre including free access to our Gym, health and wellness centre and external practitioners

We are passionate about our employees! Here at Vodafone we want you to bring your whole self to work and we enable this with our progressive workplace policies. We are proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community and Vodafone is committed to support all of their employees at work. We are an equal opportunities employers where our people can be at their best.

When you combine Technology and the human spirit, anything is possible. And when you join Vodafone, we’ll help you shape a rewarding career that gives back in more ways than one. Its starts here. It starts with you.

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Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.