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Senior Transmission Design Engineer / Authority

Posted: 24 Nov 2021 Closes: 23 Jan 2022
Hybrid Working - Home and Office, Offices based in Rugby & Hemel Hempstead Competitive salary coupled with an impressive and extensive benefits package
Permanent & Part-time airwave-motorola-solutions/20211124144750

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home.  

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters. 

Department Overview

The role exists with the Transmission Design team, which is one of the teams with UK Software & Services Core Engineering Design. Within UKS&S we are groups of small teams relying heavily on each other with very little slack or fat in the system. To be as successful as we are, we need to be confident that our own teams and the teams we interact with are all pulling equally and more importantly reliably. 

The network is one of the world's largest emergency services networks and we have been at the cutting edge of the development of this technology.  Innovative solutions have had to be found for complex and unique problems whilst the network has been rolled-out, grown and enhanced, at the same time as maintaining customer service on a live operational system.  Solutions have to be found to in-life problems and network growth/enhancement, always within demanding timescales due to the nature of our customers' operations. 

Job Description 
Please note: This role is a Hybrid working role. Work split between home working and office working. 

The initial purpose of this role is to support a nationwide Access and Core network migration from conventional TDM network operation to IP network and in some cases IP emulated TDM operation. The network migration will be conducted on a regional basis, with regions being migrated sequentially. 

The post holder will have responsibility for coming up with new solutions, detailed network design aspects, for managing the actual circuit migration and testing at a technical level and for providing technical support to others involved in the detailed migration activity.  

Providing a source of expertise within Motorola  for all technical and engineering matters relating to the new Access and core transmission network architecture and to the migration to that new architecture 

The review and monitoring of suppliers’ design, implementation and test activities, to ensure the smoothest workflow and the most cost-effective solution conforming to agreed requirements. 

The supervision of commissioning and acceptance testing of the network solution to ensure that it is fit for purpose. 

Over time, the post holder will also become involved in other aspects of work in the Transmission section. Typically, this would include involvement in microwave and radio site related issues and projects, involvement in development of the core network, in customer control rooms’ issues and in VSAT related issues. 

No direct line responsibility for staff, however this role has to lead teams of staff to ensure successful commissioning and testing of migrated circuits. 

Peers with PM staff, with the Managers of the staff who are carrying out the commissioning and testing work as well as with external suppliers/contractors. 

The use of problem solving abilities to overcome technical problems and the use of innovative and creative thinking to generate and implement solutions for improving the reliability and resilience of the new core transmission network. 

The post holder will liaise with Motorola / Airwave customers.  For this reason, not only is a high level of technical competence required but also the ability to communicate with people at all levels. 

Suppliers: The post holder will regularly meet with Motorola / Airwave's suppliers and the suppliers approved contractors. This supplier liaison requires comprehensive specialist technical knowledge but also the ability to understand the commercial relationship with the supplier and to be able to communicate appropriately within this framework. 

Basic Requirements 
Education/Job related qualifications: 

- Degree, HND, HNC or other similar quality formal education. 

- Must have experience in a transmission related telecommunications field. Must have specific experience on Access and Core networks, but also be experienced in supporting operations and general engineering responsibilities. 

- Experience in commissioning and testing activities 

- Advanced knowledge and experience of optical (DWDM, Dark fibre), fibre connectivity, BT MEAS/EAD products, IPVPN, SDH and microwave systems preferably with a Service provider, MNO or a leading vendor. 

- Experienced of working with layer 2 and layer 3 routing protocols, QOS design, Transport aggregation, packet based networks, multiplexing and other related transmission techniques, E2E transport connectivity. 

- Understanding of network and element management systems and north Bound interfaces. 

- Experience in designing different transmission network topologies, and experience on IP Based (Cisco) devices will be preferable. 

- Strong knowledge of communications infrastructure, data centres, exchanges and wiring practices. 

- Strong knowledge of packet based transmission networks. 

- In depth knowledge of transmission network equipment and techniques. 

- In depth knowledge of mobile network design. 

- In depth knowledge and experience of fault investigation and rectification gained in an operational environment. 


‘We are an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.’ 


We’re dedicated to designing and delivering the mission-critical ecosystem our public safety & enterprise customers refer to as their lifeline – mission-critical communications, software, video and services. Our drive for continuous innovation and partnership with our customers enables them to be ready – in the day-to-day moments, and in the moments that matter most. 

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