Senior Network Engineer

Date: 2 Jul 2024

Location: Sydney, Australia

Company: Singtel Group

  • Business Unit: Satellite
  • Reporting to: Mylenjoy Velasco
  • Location: Lockridge WA
  • Talent Acquisition Partner: Natalie James

At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us - we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re creating a better tomorrow for all Australians.

We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.

Based in Lockridge WA, The RF & Facilities T2 team has responsibility for the operation and maintenance of satellite transmission equipment at the Optus Satellite Facilities in Sydney, Perth & Canberra, with this role being based at the Lockridge Satellite Facility in Perth.

The position requires an individual with a sound understanding of satellite RF & Broadcast systems and networks and the maintenance practices associated with the hardware. The individual should also be familiar with the commissioning of new services and equipment associated with terrestrial transmission systems and RF system equipment including SSPAs, TWT’s, KPA’s, Frequency Converters, LNAs etc.

The Senior Network Engineer position supports a 24/7 after hours call out roster and perform emergency maintenance as required.

The Day to Day

  • Diagnose and resolve a range of faults associated with the satellite transmission equipment requiring replacement or resetting of equipment and the measurement of associated signal types.
  • Perform Satellite Control procedures under the direction from the Satellite Control team as required.
  • Coordinate and oversee maintenance contractors for the facility’s Plant equipment ensuring all work is safely completed to both Optus and Industry standards.
  • Ensure all customer service interruptions and network faults are restored within Service level guarantees wherever possible.
  • Manage spare equipment using SNOW database for all equipment faults & repairs.

Why you are our next Senior Network Engineer

  • Australian Citizenship is essential for security clearance purposes
  • Valid West Australian (or equivalent) Drivers License: Class – Car.
  • Ability and willingness to apply for A Defence security clearance to the level of “NV1”. (Citizen)
  • Years' of experience in the telecommunications & or Satellite Communications Industries.
  • Basic appreciation of satellite network equipment, interfaces and protocols.
  • Experience with equipment maintenance, Network management function, Spacecraft ranging calibration.
  • Tier 2 support for VSAT platform.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and performance incentives
  • Discounts to Optus products and services, and to over 400 retailers Australia-wide
  • Training, mentoring and development opportunities (ask us about OptusU!)
  • Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year
  • A “connected” day for you to use to connect to something you are passionate about

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At Optus, we are strengthened by others and that means valuing diversity and saying ‘yes’ to embracing individual differences. We are committed to ensuring that our application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals from diverse gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, individuals with a disability, individuals identifying as being part of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals who may have served in the armed forces or who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

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