Network Manager, Irlam, Manchester

The Role

The Network Manager will take responsibility for the technical network implementation and design solutions, the management, diagnostic and resolution of network incidents, while working to strict deadlines and being flexible to meet the changing business requirements.

Core Responsibilities

  • Setting the Design Standards and Methodology for the aggregation network

  • Setting the Design Standards and Methodology for the ISP interconnects

  • Setting the Design Standards and Methodology for the data centre network i.e. EMS, firewalls etc.

  • Ensuring the network monitoring and alarm system is robust

  • Regression testing of new firmware and software elements of the network

  • Driving consistency, quality, suitability and cost-effectiveness within the network team.

  • Delivering short, medium and long-term forecasts for all network elements in order to secure the supply chain

  • Maintaining a close working relationship with the build teams and ensuring any problems are analysed and learnings fed into future designs.

  • Maintain an on-call rota to support network operations

  • Ensuring as-builts are received, checked and stored

Reporting to

Networks Director

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in networks.

  • Previous experience in working with an ISP across the service life cycle – design build and operation.

  • Experience in leading a technical team.

  • Supplier & vendor engagement/management.

  • Network design workflow experience and HLD/LLD documentation.

  • Knowledge of Firewall and content Filter Management.

  • Professional level network vender qualification such as CCNP or JNCIP is desirable.

  • Experience working with GPON/XGS-PON and passive network technologies is desirable.

Personal Attributes

  • A strong track record in delivering results in a fast paced and complex workspace

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Problem solving skills

  • Clear written and verbal communication

  • A proven ability to set both strategic and tactical direction

  • Methodical approach and attention to detail.

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time in order to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader. They must enjoy presenting data in a readable format along with ensuring attention to detail.

Freedom Fibre Company Profile

Freedom Fibre was founded in 2020 by a leadership team with extensive experience in the UK telecoms and major infrastructure sectors. Our mission is to build a high-speed fibre-based network providing fibre for all whilst also ensuring a great customer experience. We trade with Communications Providers and enable them to offer a range of services to their subscribers. These include a 1GigBit internet access service and various Business friendly products.

We pride ourselves in offering excellent service to our customers and treating our colleagues and development partners with similar attention to detail focusing on the need for the whole business to operate efficiently and with a great one-team frame of mind.

Freedom Fibre are rolling out fibre to the premise (FTTP) in rural and urban locations around the Northwest of England. More information is available on our website

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We have a Company pension scheme which Freedom Fibre support generously.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring, and welcoming place for all employees. We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone, from any background can reach their full potential without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding are fostered, and the diversity of our people is positively valued.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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