Smart Networks Engineer

O2 Telefonica

It matters to us that Team O2 is as diverse as the communities we serve. 

We’re aware that we need more diversity in our senior leadership roles, so we welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Whoever you are, O2 has a place for you.


Job grade: MPG2 / VM Level 4
Location(s):  Slough
Closing Date: 26th June 2022


Telefonica is a truly inspirational company: One of the world’s most innovative communications companies and the name behind flagship brands such as O2.  We’re thinking bigger than ever before. We’re taking on new challenges around the world and exploring new ways to open up the world for our millions of customers and you could be part of it all.


About the Team 
The SPMC Smart Metering Team are responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting of our Smart Metering solution. The team are the first touchpoint for service management a gateway into the rest of the networks team.

The prime role is to provide front line operational capabilities – from a front line perspective in a 24×7 NOC environment. Monitoring live operational alert screens and dashboards, raising trouble tickets and resolving faults where possible and managing the escalation process where required.


About the role
With your technical expertise, you’ll oversee the Smart Metering platform that makes up the ‘Smart Metering infrastructure’. The unique design encompasses many technologies from a diverse vendor set.


What We Need from You: 
As well as monitoring, your role will include identifying, diagnosing and fixing faults.  
You will also be involved in the Operational Acceptance Testing of new environments as they are built and added to the network and existing environments as they are upgraded. 
You will contribute to design, build, and OSS systems. You will be an integral point for operations, the wider business and will interact with many different internal and external teams with differing specialisations as well as external 3rd parties and vendors.

Essential Skills
The nature of the technologies will range from traditional IP networks and security, to IPV6 with a major focus on Linux / Unix infrastructure and applications.
The systems you will be dealing with are Cisco Nexus and ASA, F5, RHEL, Dell, HP, Oracle, Checkpoint and BlueCat to name a few.

Key Stakeholders
You will be first point of engagement within the wider Networks domain for faults coming via the Smart Meter Service Desk from the DCC. You will also be liaising with various Smart Metering specific and wider internal teams and stakeholders. In addition you will be first point of contact for Service and Incident Management around Smart Metering issues.



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We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  
Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform – O2 Campus. 
We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  
Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 
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