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Engineer, Network Automation

Requisition Number:  15963
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU Bucharest, RO The Hague, NL Munich (Unterföhring), DE

Role Description Summary


You in the role of The Engineer, Network Automation will be directly reporting to the Senior Manager, Core Transport Network for the design, deployment/implementation, management and updates of network and services automation systems and packages.


Extended Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities / Key Result Areas


  • You will participate in the design of the SES Core Transport Networks technologies and its associated provisioning and assurance systems, including, but not limited: validation of technical requirements, assessment of network services from automation perspective
  • In-time implementation of network and service automation systems and packages
  • You will be responsible for proactive maintenance of network and service automation systems and packages, through upgrades and preventive maintenances and for reactive maintenance via Level 3 network engineering support to Network Operations staff during office hours and on-call by rotation during out of business hours
  • Participate and responsible for Core Network Engineering in-time delivery in cross-functional and company strategic projects
  • Interact with all stakeholders in the infrastructure and service delivery process
  • Subject-matter expert in automation and assurance systems and technologies deployed in the Core Transport Networks
  • Delivering on complex and highly scalable software projects with NSO using defined design and methodologies
  • Learn, understand and automate key networking technologies and services
  • Understand customer use cases and requirements and develop APIs and abstract models in YANG and implement reliable and scalable models and mapping mechanisms to multiple underlying platforms
  • Focus on backend development using YANG and Open source and third-party components
  • You have the ability and dream to constantly learn ground-breaking software and networking technologies and can apply them in the Agile development process




  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to manage complex projects and major network implementations and to deliver results with limited supervision; both in business as usual and under time constraints and limited input
  • Ability to understand and deliver on company goals and to coordinate business requirements and day to day tasks, both autonomously and in interdisciplinary teams, with a focus on the end customer experience
  • Good communication skills, including good documentation and report writing skills and ability to work collaboratively with fellow team members
  • Willingness to explore next-generation solutions and technologies and for continuous technical learning


Qualification & Experience


  • University degree in Electronics/Engineering/IT or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in IP networking and LAN/WAN technologies including but not limited to Layer 2 & 3, network architecture and design
  • At least 3 years of experience in Service Provider networks
  • At least of 3 years of experience developing automation with Cisco NSO
  • Proven track record in design, implementation, and support of high availability IP/MPLS networks in the Service Provider domain along with associated security, traffic management and monitoring systems; Building experience in Multicast
  • Cisco certified at professional level (Service Provider track, CCNP-SP); CCIE SP, as well as additional vendor certifications are an asset
  • Good knowledge in OSPF, MPLS, BGP, MPLS services is a must; Building experience on MPLS-TE, RSVP, Multicast and multicast VPN
  • Building experience in Cisco IOS XR and Juniper JUNOS
  • Able to read, write and debug Shell code and other scripting languages (e.g. Perl, PHP, Python)
  • Experience developing with technologies such as NETCONF, YANG, JSON, REST, RESTCONF
  • Experience with Assurance systems
  • Experience with Azure cloud infrastructure.


Other Key Requirements / Comments


  • This position may require scheduled On-Call standby and support during regular out-of-office hours (according to the applicable On-Call policy).
  • This position requires to travel internationally from time to time.


What’s in it for you: 


  • Flexible working policy 
  • Bonus and equity plans 
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans 
  • Access to Microsoft Azure training suite 
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location) 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story 


Good to know: 


SES is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. 

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