Network System Engineer

General Purpose

Athonet provides a complete in-house software-based LTE/5G connectivity platform that runs in cloud or virtualised data centre environments and on ruggedized hardware. The software solution has been fully built by Athonet and has been put through the toughest tests by CSPs, Enterprises and Governments. Our software has been deployed worldwide and has received the most important awards in both the Telecoms industry (FIVE Global Mobile Awards 2016-2019) and the Mission-Critical industry (THREE International Critical Communications Awards). Our platform allows customers to break free from the restrictive, expensive, proprietary telco-centric architecture of legacy solutions and embrace the true potential of wireless networks – capturing new sources of revenue whilst also massively reducing CapEx and OpEx. We enable your transition from the monolithic networks of the past to a new agile connectivity platform for a federation of networks.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Primarily responsible for customer interaction and management of infrastructure services
  • Answers inbound customer requests from Engineering Departments
  • Assist with maintenance of customer service SLAs
  • Work with senior level admins to determine and resolve high level problems
  • Management of production infrastructure hardware/software and related technologies
  • Identify & troubleshoot server configuration and/or performance irregularities
  • Develop procedures to respond to these irregularities in a timely manner
  • Infrastructure alerts are addressed in a timely and thorough manner
  • Oversee the execution and completion of assigned tasks
  • Document and improve existing processes
  • Experience with Linux performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.
  • Ability to manage changes to the system and assesses the security impact of those changes
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Good knowledge of Network & Security
  • Strong knowledge and experience in server, network and applications, and problem resolution
  • Networking (Cisco, TCP/IP)
  • Understanding & practice of virtualization (VMware & KVM), Hypervisor (vSphere ESXi)
  • Firewall, Microsoft Server, Linux, Ubuntu, RedHat, SaaS and IaaS technologies (OpenStack)
  • Backup tools, image builds and server recovery
  • Confidence using CLI interfaces for management (Cisco, Linux, Juniper, etc.)
  • Technical Certificate (MCP/MCITP, CCNA/CCNP, RHCSA)
  • Knowledge in management of Routers and Switches (Mikrotik, Cisco, Juniper)
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • Experience in datacenter technology and server hardware
  • VLANs in enterprise environments
Soft skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities with keen attention to detail
  • Teamworking ability
  • Innovative and able to think out of the box
  • Keen to learn, grow and master new skills and resources
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking
  • Collaborative but decisive style

Degree / Bachelor degree:

  • Telecommunications (M.Sc. required, Ph.D. preferred)
  • Computer Science (M.Sc. required, Ph.D. preferred)
  • Training on the job & Coaching Program
  • Have access to a generous career building and personal development training program and budget, internal training.
  • Required languages English and Italian; other languages French and German
What we offer
  • Opportunity to work with a skillful team
  • Possibility to join conferences and courses around Europe for continuous improvement
  • Access to company benefits that include a subsidized gym membership
  • Remote friendly environment
  • Free lunch, fresh fruit, coffee and tea
  • Team building events
Inclusion & Diversity

Our Inclusion & Diversity strategy aims to break down all barriers and eliminate prejudice. We are committed to providing an accessible, inclusive, open and welcoming workplace environment for people with different abilities, backgrounds, lifestyles, sexual orientation, gender identity, needs and expectations, helping all individuals to make the most of their professional potential.

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We are an equal opportunities employer.

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