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Network Specialist 2 - 16614

Scarborough, ON
You will be part of the SDM (Subscriber Data Management) DevOps team as we complete key platform virtualization initiatives, introduce a number of container-based network elements, deploy and scale-out new nodes in support of 5G and other key corporate initiatives, and leverage the cloud to drive innovation: increasing reliability, improving existing flows and workflows, while we continue to support growth and operate our existing platforms.


Here’s how
• Assist with integration, deployment, testing and evolution planning aspects of SDM Platforms associated core network nodes, supporting both Wireless and Wireline services, interfacing with internal clients: other core network platform DevOps teams as well as IT/provisioning and business leads on a per-project basis
• Translate business requirements into solid technical solutions
• Produce best practice node and services configuration documentation as needed to implement and test the required services
• Develop and execute test plans (including troubleshooting) and test cases to verify the implementation against the target requirements and project goals.
• Work with other teams and stakeholders, vendors, platforms and source code when applicable to understand and resolve technical issues related to SDM impacting data or voice based services, and autonomously drive the issues all the way to resolution
• Support SDM operations, and lead performance analysis, capacity planning and budget management activities as necessary
• Participate in the creation of technical design documentation as well as Lab and Production MOPs: detailed design and architecture blueprints, procedures for network changes, supporting Operations on complex changes when required
• Lead and participate in test automation activities for both Lab and Production environments
You’re the missing piece of the puzzle
• With your 5+ years of progressive professional experience in SDM technologies: HSS/HLR/EIR /AAA, and backend service databases in mission-critical environments, proven expertise in 4G/Diameter and 3G/MAP, with a focus in systems integration and upper-tier technical support roles
• Valued for your in-depth technical knowledge of mobile/cellular core networks (internal clients to SDM), solid understanding of data and voice session flows in mobile networks, current communications protocols, spanning EPC, 5GC, IMS, as well as the IP family of protocols (notably IPv6, HTTP/2, SCTP), applicable security practices, concepts and protocols (TLS, IPsec), current-generation network management (NETCONF/YANG)
• Recognized for understanding of provisioning and the network nodes and protocols involved: provisioning gateways, SOAP/XML, SPML, as well as current-generation REST services API concepts
• Regarded in your understanding of database technologies including LDAP, SQL, no-SQL, data replication/geo-redundancy, split-brain scenarios, ACID compliance
• Acknowledged for your hands-on experience with SDM nodes as VNFs (virtual network functions): managing VNF lifecycle: planning, deployment, integration, troubleshooting, operations
• Confident with your knowledge of 3GPP, ETSI, IEEE and other industry standards associations
• With a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science or related discipline

Great-to-haves
• Development (systems integration, coding/scripting) background in a DevOps environment
• Solid scripting and Linux system administration (Python, basic BASH)
• Experience with one or more major vendors in the SDM space in a systems-integration or technical support role: Nokia OneNDS/Registers, Ericsson CUDB et al
• Exposure and experience with Cloud Technologies and tools, particularly as applicable to cloudified network elements: KVM/QEMU, RedHat OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift – Git, Ansible, Jenkins, ElasticSearch/Logstash/Kibana
• Solid understanding of 5G Core SDM nodes and overall architecture: UDM/AUSF, UDF/UDSF, new interfaces and services, including Service-Based Interfaces and REST APIs
• Experience working in Agile team environments
• Professional certifications: Red Hat (RHCE), OpenShift/OpenStack, IP Routing and Switching

Must to skills:
1. experience in SDM technologies: HSS/HLR/EIR /AAA, and backend service databases
2. technical knowledge of mobile/cellular core networks (internal clients to SDM), solid understanding of data and voice session flows in mobile networks, current communications protocols, spanning EPC, 5GC, IMS, as well as the IP family of protocols
3. understanding of provisioning and the network nodes and protocols involved: provisioning gateways, SOAP/XML, SPML, as well as current-generation REST services API concepts


Nice to have skills:
1. Development (systems integration, coding/scripting) background in a DevOps environment
2. Solid scripting and Linux system administration (Python, basic BASH)
3. Experience with one or more major vendors in the SDM space in a systems-integration or technical support role: Nokia OneNDS/Registers, Ericsson CUD

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