Operations Engineer (Bulgaria)

Location

Sofia, Bulgaria

Reports To


Service Operations Manager

Overall Job Purpose


Part of the 24/7 Customer Service Center Operations Team, the Operations Engineer is responsible for monitoring and support of all Epsilon Network Infrastructure and Customer Services. Resolving customer network incidents, escalating internally & or to 3rd party suppliers & or vendors, within strict SLAs based on ticket priority, and keeping customer informed during the incident management process.

Key Responsibilities



  1. Event & Incident Management  

    • Monitor Epsilon Network infrastructure, including network nodes, leased capacity, access services

    • Use vendor-specific software and monitoring tools for effective and timely event and fault management

    • Manage infrastructure and customer network service incidents with the sense of urgency, till resolution and meeting internal SLAs (P1- 4h/ P2-8h resolution time)

    • Troubleshoot on various network technologies

    • Communicate clearly and regularly update customers on event/incident progress and resolution

    • Escalate network events and incidents as required, towards internal groups or 3rd party vendors and suppliers



  2. Request Fulfillment

    • Assist customers with network service requests when needed

    • Review Epsilon and 3rd party supplier Planned Work requests and customer impact lists

    • Notify customers for planned works and supports Engineering team in execution



  3. Process and Communication

    • Use Epsilon ticketing system, update incidents with troubleshooting notes, network logs and incident information for tracking and reporting purposes

    • Liaise with internal (Customer Project Management, Tech Sales, Network Engineering, Field Engineering) and external (Customer engineering, 3rd party vendors) on network events till resolution

    • Maintaining effective communication and responses to customers and or internal queries in a timely manner ( P1 tickets, at least every 30 min)

    • Provide inputs to improve existing process and procedures

    • Crafting Customer RFOs based on network events and engagement in customer service management and improvement meetings

    • Keep all internal databases up to date after a change is performed or noticed



Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science or other Computer Networking related field

  • 2+ years’ experience as network support engineer, operations engineer or network administrator  on various network technologies in complex global service provider network

  • Experience in 24/7 network environment

  • Very good understanding of at least two of the network technologies – OTN, SDH, Ethernet, MPSL, IP – related services based on MEF standards

  • Good understanding of network design methodologies and protocols used by service providers

  • Good understanding of network cloud technologies and cloud providers (AWS, MS Azure, AliBaba, Google Cloud, etc)

  • Knowledge of Network Testing Standards and Network Monitoring Tools

  • Experience with multi-vendor network platforms – Juniper, Nokia, Alcatel, Ekinops will be an advantage

  • Cisco CCNP, MEF CECP, JNCIA certificate would be considered as a strong advantage

  • SD-WAN product knowledge and experience would be considered as a strong advantage

  • Troubleshooting skills on various network technologies

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to assimilate, analyse and correlate data from various network monitoring system, application, and security devices, logs, and alerts

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Leadership skills with ability to influence and inspire

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Keen eye for detail and a result driven approach

  • Flexible, adaptable and supportive

  • Team player and problem-solver

  • Able identify issues, suggest improvements and solutions

  • Interested in new technologies