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Engineer (Optical Transport)

Date: 14-Aug-2019

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel


  • To plan, architect and design Transmission & Access active network to meet business deliverables and network reliability objectives.
  • To implement Transmission & Access active network refresh/upgrade so as to maintain Singtel’s Network Technological Leadership in the local market.  This includes the replacement of the various obsolete & end-of-life equipment:
  • Legacy SDH & PDH nodes; end-of-life DC Rectifiers which are > 8 years old; end-of-life Batteries (> 3 years) etc.
  • On the phasing out of SDH network, this includes project managing the installation of new DWDM muxes, coordinating with various stakeholders (e.g. AM, Service Provisioning, Field Force etc) on migrating out the corporate circuits from the end-of-life SDH nodes.
  • Responsible for the planning of Transmission & Access network to track its performance metrics and take the necessary actions to address any potential network design & technical issues when it is at its infancy stage.  This includes performing audit of the Transmission & Access active network, performing simulation testing in the Transmission Test Lab (to support Tenders’ Proof-of-Concept testing).
  • To manage the audit & review of the fixed network resiliency by both external & internal parties (External: IMDA, DSTA etc; Internal: Risk Management Committee, WSH, Internal Audit) from time to time. This includes coordination and logistics arrangement for the on-site (exchange and cabinet) visits by these parties.
  • To provide the necessary engineering & technical support in the design & planning of Central Office’ equipment rooms, as well as the consolidation of Central Office.
  • To manage the planning & implementation of NMS/T-SDN Servers (which includes the virtualization of these servers) and the engineering of the DCN network (meant to bring the alarms from network nodes back to the NMS system).
  • Documentation of various transmission & access planning guidelines & processes, which will help to facilitate training courses for new recruits or existing staff.
  • Perform any other assignments as tasked by the Director.


The Ideal Candidate should have/be:

  • Degree in Communication or Electronics Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years experiences in:
    • Engineering & implementation of Transmission & Access network infrastructure (e.g. Optical DWDM, MSAN etc).
    • IP & Ethernet Networking (e.g. switching and routing) working knowledge. CCNA and/or CCNP certification is a plus.
    • Skill in handling specific Transmission and Data Comms & Test equipment from various vendors.
    • IT skills: Basic Computers system, Client-Server architecture, Windows and UNIX/Linux Operating Systems, etc.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft software such as Office (minimum: Words, Excel and Power Point), Visio, Project.
  • Possess excellent soft Skills like:
    • Leadership
    • Critical & analytical thinking
    • Human resource management
    • Basic financial management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Negotiation skill


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