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Optical Transport Senior Expert

Posting Country:  Turkey
Date Posted:  02-Sep-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

We are looking for a

Optical Transport Senior Expert


Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together. As you can imagine, this means that we have a vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people making Vodafone a great place to work.


The Optical Transport Senior Expert is responsible for creating optical transport capacity solutions to support delivery of managed wavelength services. Budgetary and engineering skills will be used to support various stakeholders in the service delivery process. 
A successful candidate must possess a strong desire to learn optical transport technologies, define and communicate standardized specifications, and thrive in a fast-paced cross-functional organization. An aptitude to prioritize tasks and timelines, while building strong relationships are attributes we seek in qualified applicants

Job Responsibility

Your place in the team

•    Develop Optical Transport network plans and strategy for Fiber, Core and Access IP Transport, Fixed Services and Optical Transport customers. (new or upgrades). Prepare Topology documentation. Define Optical Transport Product catalogue..
•    Design and modify Optical Transport network topology and dimension network elements (e.g. DWDM) and their NMS (Plan/optimize DCN and Synchronization) in coordination with IP Access and core Planning.
•    Plan and optimize Client Services on Optical Transport Network; provide capacity and redundancy for bandwidth demands forecasted and emergency service modifications due to interruptions.
•    Support International Optical Planning Teams for FON of VF Group (GNED/GNO support), Plan/analyze International circuits for Internet and Roaming or Enterprise/Wholesale customers. Keep track of Budget Transfer and Procurement of projects.
•    Define and set out key performance criteria and service levels in Optical Transport network. Audit Optical Transport Operations and Rollout activities, Open RFC's, attend CAB if necessary and ensure successful implementation of plans.
•    Develop plans/projects to decrease operational costs within Optical Transport network. Deliver the HLD and LLD plan documents to rollout and provide support to rollout during installation and comissioning. Control handover of Network elements to Optical Transport operations.
•    Perform cost-benefit analysis for Optical Transport projects. And provide Optical Transport costs of multi domain technology projects.
•    Define technical specifications for the equipment and services to be purchased for Optical Transport; write technical specifications. Evaluate (tender) proposals.
•    Define technology and methodology to be used in Optical Transport network, in line with IP Core and Access transport plans; (i.e. Redundancy, capacity, interworking..)
•    Support Budget analysis for cost optimization and saving opportunities
•    Develop and Implement Optical transport strategies for future-proof and optimized DWDM fiber network in order to support 5G and beyond capacity needs. Apply the defined global strategies of Vodafone Group Technology.
•    Develop and Optimize Fixed and Mobile convergent Optical Transport network strategies; develop and prepare the plans of the AI controlled (SDN) multi-vendor & multi domain transport network management infrastructure.
•    Support feasibility analysis for new Fiber projects of Vodafone and prepare High level and Low level active equipment of Optical Transport network plans for fiber expansion projects.

Long Description

We are looking for you if you have

•    Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering/Computer Engineering/ BSc; MSc/MBA degree preferred.
•    Effective presentation skills and public speaking skills required.
•    Have an excellent command of English is must.
•    Familiarity with telecommunications service protocol structure and testing 
•    Min 7 years of experience in Optical Transport (DWDM/SDH) and knowledge of fibre optic technology and passive networks.

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Diversity and Inclusion

At Vodafone, we embrace and welcome everyone. We believe that we can operate more successfully and effectively with diverse teams. And we can only leverage this diversity by building an inclusive culture where everyone is respected, can be themselves and strive to be their best. That way we can create a better future for our employees, our partners, the communities we work in and our customers.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.