JOB TITLE: Head of Mobile Platform Architecture


Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : England
Job Reference : 11851 Job Category : Telecommunications
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 11/12/2015
 
Salary & Benefits : £98000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Pension, Health, Bonus
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

The Role: Head of Mobile Communications Architecture Location: Home based anywhere in the UK Package: £98-100k & benefits - Car Allowance + 25% Bonus, pension, private health, bonus Overview: We are looking to recruit a head of department to lead an architecture group responsible for the delivery of IMS and mobile packet switch solutions. You`ll head a national and international team tasked with building and implementing technical media / data solutions across fixed and mobile networks.


Job Description

The Role: Head of Mobile Communications Architecture
Location: Home based anywhere in the UK and via national network of offices
Package: £98-100k & benefits - Car Allowance + 25% bonus, pension, private health, bonus

Overview:
We are looking to recruit a head of department to lead an architecture group responsible for the delivery of IMS and mobile packet switch solutions. You`ll head a national and international team tasked with building and implementing technical media / data solutions across fixed and mobile networks.

You`ll have an expert level understanding of circuit and packet switch network infrastructure and will have played a key role in the design and deployment of those solutions.

The fundamental aim of the group will be to move the company from a thin MVNO environment to a thick MVNO with the prospect of long term, becoming a MNO.

SC security clearance would be beneficial but the ability to go through CS clearance would be essential.

This will be a home based role, and can be anywhere in the UK with access to a national network of offices. Position will also involve occasional international travel and leadership.

You`ll have a broad range of experience linked to design and build of fixed and mobile media solutions and full value chain experience ranging from device, SIM, PSTN and core network.

Role Purpose:

Accountable for developing and documenting architectural guidelines and acting as technical design authority associated with:

*Mobile platforms for the delivery of cellular based Voice, Data and Messaging services.
*Responsible for all related Architecture Roadmaps (topology, technology, etc) and ensuring that the technical roadmaps align with corporate strategy in terms of product development needs, growth aspirations, regulatory conditions and the desire to continuously improve reliability, address business critical obsolescence and optimise the associated long term cost base.
*The role may influence CapEx spend of ‚¬10s millions annually.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Skills

*Able to drive architectural direction, and substantiate balanced recommendations that reflect a broader business perspective in addition to a technology perspective.
*The ability to track and identify disruptive technologies and/or approaches that could drive developments in Mobile Platforms.
*A strong overall understanding of the technologies and platforms specific to a large telecommunications operator.
*In depth, architect level technical knowledge backed up by both leadership and commercial savvy.
*Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with personnel across different Countries and departments.
*Substantial experience in Mobile Platforms related architectures/standards and guidelines, obtained with either a network operator or an equipment supplier.

Package:
Basic salary in the region of £98,000-£100,000 plus 25% bonus, £7,500 car allowance, pension, private healthcare and range of flexible benefits.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.


Job Keywords

Circuit Switch, Packet Switch, Architect, OSS, BSS, MVNO



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Telecommunications recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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