Telecommunications Support Engineer
Telecommunications Support Engineer - Coventry - Basic up to £30,951
Airwave a Motorola Solutions company delivers mission critical voice and data communications to organisations that provide vital public services - the police, fire and ambulance services, local authorities, health, utilities and transport providers. The Airwave Network is the first public service network in the world to offer secure, seamlessly integrated communications between emergency services and other emergency responders, and has made Great Britain a world leader in the delivery of critical communications services. Airwave continuously evolves to deliver innovation through a clear technology roadmap, ensuring that Great Britain’s emergency services have access to world-leading capabilities. More than a third of Great Britain’s police forces have taken a significant step towards paperless policing by equipping frontline police officers with Airwave’s specialised mobile data and applications technology A small team covering the on site maintenance, including out of hours call out, of critical Dimetra switch and TDM Ground Based Networks Resilient (GBNr) transmission infrastructure. The scheduled testing of (GBNr) and functional verification of the Cluster Hot Standby (CHS) Dimetra switches in the Airwave network. The Support of in-life upgrades, e.g Network Interworking with ESN (NI) and installation and commissioning of new or changed GBNr rings and Kilo Stream Replacement (KXR) sites, in the Airwave network.
The role is to provide the first line on site maintenance of Cluster Hot Standby (CHS) switch and Ground based network resilient (GBNr) transmission critical infrastructure. The role also includes routine testing of GBNr and functional verification of the (CHS) switches, and the implementation of changed or new installations of GBNr and or Kilostream replacement sites (KXR).
Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Reliable, tolerant, and determined. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month within the UK. Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team-player.
Technical Expertise: Academic and Technical Qualifications:
• HTEC in Telecommunications or equivalent.
• Knowledge of switching and GBN technologies.
• Proven track record working in a switch environment.
Other technical expertise, experience and knowledge:
• Knowledge of TETRA Network.
• Pro-active, self motivated.
• A disciplined and analytical approach to complex issues.
The successful candidate will need to undergo UK security vetting for this position.
This will involve:-
Completion of a security clearance questionnaire by the candidate.
Checking identity documents and employment/education/references/residency in the UK (a minimum of 5 years).
Checks against UK criminal and security records .
A credit reference check.
If considered necessary, checks against the criminal and security records of relevant foreign countries .
Telecommunications Support Engineer - Coventry, West Midlands.