Digital Catapult

Fixed / Mobile Network Engineer - Contract

London - Kings Cross

Digital Catapult owns and operates one of the best 5G testbeds in the country, with locations in Brighton and London. The testbed is going through a significant equipment upgrade, and we are looking for a network engineer with experience in deployment and configuration of fixed and mobile networks to join our 5G Testbeds team. This is an exciting chance to join a strong team that is working with equipment and software right at the front edge of the communications technology. Your responsibilities, working as part of our 3-people 5G Testbeds team, will be to contribute to building, deployment, configuration, testing and commissioning of the new communication network. The job is for 4 months initially, and split between Brighton and London, with some flexibility as to where most of the time will be spent.

what you’ll do
  • Working closely with 5G Technologists, be responsible for the engineering of the telco cloud environment, including patches, upgrades, and reliability and performance improvements
  • Undertake testing against requirements
  • Support on-boarding, testing and troubleshooting of applications and users on the platform, from an infrastructure perspective
  • Have good problem-solving skills and be able to communicate technical feedback to other members of your team, application owners, and developers.
what we’re looking for
  • Strong telecommunication service provider routing and switching hands-on experience
  • Good understanding of control plane, data plane, fast switching technologies, network virtualisation
  • Strong systems (Linux) and network (bridge, VLAN) configuration skills
  • Strong OpenStack operation skills
  • Experience with firewall configuration (e.g., Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, Linux Iptables, etc.)
  • Experience with switch configuration (e.g., Extreme Networks, Cisco, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience working in a collaborative, agile delivery environment. Demonstrated experience with modern devops and automation technologies
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