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Technical Specialist Platforms & Network

Date: 06-Mar-2023

Location: Belrose, Australia

Company: Singtel Group


About the Role:


Optus are currently expanding our fleet of geostationary communications satellites with the procurement of several new spacecraft opening the opportunity for new technical roles.


Based at our Satellite Earth Station in Belrose, you will be providing technical support for the computer hardware and software applications for all phases of the spacecraft mission.


This is an exciting position as you will be part the team involved with the enhancement, expansion and upgrade of existing Optus hardware, software and network infrastructure to incorporate new systems and software.


Reporting to the Associate Director, Satellite Support, as a Technical Specialist you will have chance to capitalise on your previous experience and a chance to your knowledge to make a technical contribution to this unique environment. Familiarity with satellite systems in not essential as you will gain experience in applying your skills to the projects in train. 


Key responsibilities:


In this new infrastructure role, you will collaborate closely with Support and Operations teams and for the design and implementation of these and future projects to:


  • Design, implement and support Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows multiple domain environments for development and production.
  • Enhance provisioning and management tools for configuration control, server deployment and introduce new automation tools such as Ansible;
  • Evaluate identify, design, install and support new virtualisation technologies as appropriate in development and production environments.
  • Assist in the expansion and upgrade of computer networks to accommodate new spacecraft
  • Manage the specification, purchase and installation of server, desktop and network hardware;
  • Develop procedures, tools, and capability to ensure that the environment is properly managed and monitored.
  • Provide technical implementation plans with validation, documentation and deployment strategies.
  • Perform ongoing operational system level support for users of the software system and provide assistance to resolve user problems.
  • Identify, prototype, and develop operating system and other infrastructure for improvement of the operating environment.



About You:


  • Degree in Computer Science or related technologies or equivalent.
  • System engineer certifications in Red Hat or Microsoft Windows is desirable.
  • Experience in Operational Environments, supporting critical applications in Linux or Windows.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the system administration of RHEL or Windows.
  • Experience of software configuration control and software release system design and implementation is desirable.
  • Design capability in establishing and tuning virtualised environments such as VMware, HyperV or Nutanix;
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages such as PowerShell, Perl Python and C++;
  • Well-developed interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills.
    • Ability to gain an Australian Department of Defence NV-1 security clearance.


Perks at Optus: Optus is a place where we let you do you. We're a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:


  • Discounts on products and services.
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities.
  • Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year.
  • Blended Ways of Working


Hit ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application for the role, including a copy of your current resume. Due to the fast-paced nature of our business, applications will be short-listed on a rolling basis – so please submit your application as soon possible. Curious about our culture? Go behind the scenes with our people by searching #OptusLife on LinkedIn.