Technical Lead / Sr. Technical Lead, Infrastructure Engineering

Job Description

  • Job Title Technical Lead Technical


Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. 

Job Title: Technical Lead, Sr. Technical Lead, Infrastructure Engineering

Role title:

Technical Lead / Sr. Technical Lead – Infrastructure Engineering

Colt Level:

PT1 Core / Advance


OPE- Engineering – Infrastructure Engineering

Reports to:

Manager / Sr. Manager – Infrastructure Engineering


Gurgaon / Bangalore

Role purpose

This role is in Infrastructure Engineering Team with in the COO Engineering function. This role would contribute to deliver the Network design, migration methods, network discovery, analytics, infra implementation for various Network transformation initiatives for all network domains in the Colt network.

This role will have deeper engagement in the development and execution of the strategies for core network build and transformation projects e.g. Node programme, TDM EoL, Network Life Cycle and Core infrastructure implementation capability. The role is required for the technical planning, detailed preparation, job packs and co-ordination of technology and service migrations between network sites. To manage the relationships with key supporting teams such as Service Delivery and Change Management for workload and resource planning in support of node migration projects. Provide planning and technical expertise to the Node Strategy team to assist development of proposals and business cases for future node migrations. Support other migration or network asset optimisation related tasks

Key accountabilities

-Network Analytics, technical design and implementation for network transformation programs e.g. Node programme, TDM EoL, Network Life Cycle, Migrations etc.
-Deliver Network discovery and service analytics methods and database, aligned with network life cycle management for longer term Network strategy
-Technical migration planning and preparation
-Produce migration Job Packs
-Co-ordinate tasks and resources to deliver planned service migrations to schedule
-Supports the Program Manager – Offnet Migrations
-Responsible for migration of Offnet Services as defined by the Offnet Program Manager
-Provide regular delivery progress reporting as per project and programme requirements
-Provide input to the Technical Migration Manager to support development of migration approaches aligned to technologies and specific node sites.
-Provide input and advice to the Technical Migration Manager for development of node migration project plans
-Produces planned and updated project and summary reports, including cost breakdowns and summaries
-Migration quality (right first time)
-Manage workflows for technical migration planning and execution of migration activities, covering network infrastructure and customer service migrations


Other accountabilities (optional)

-Process development
-Automation and simplification

Key performance indicators (financial and non-financial)

-Design efficiency for Network Transformation programme
-Agreed SLA , OLA with internal teams
-Budget and Project timeline

Relationships and key contacts

-Engineering Teams
-Product Portfolio
-Service Delivery and Operations Teams
-Network Sourcing , Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance
-Legal , Security
-Real Estate
-Colt customers

Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience

-12-17 years’ experience in a telco service provider environment, planning/configuring/documenting network assets and inventory.
-Demonstrate awareness/exposure to vendor equipment: WDM(Ciena / Infinera / ADVA), Ethernet, IP(Cisco/Ciena/Nokia/Juniper), Voice (DMS, EWSD)
-Experience of planning and delivering network service migrations within a live network environment
-Domain expertise (Networks, IP and Voice). Knowledge of the key technologies and architectures deployed in the Colt network (Infinera LDN, NSN MSP, M-MSP, IP etc.)
-Experience in planning and implementation of large scale network transformation programme
-Proficient in MS-Excel and Visio – Ability to transform raw OSS/BSS data into actionable tasks – customer terminating services, internal services, passthrough traffic, platform-wise split of traffic to create network migration plans
-Sound knowledge of Colt’s product portfolios and how services are delivered end to end
-Innovative and motivated – ability to think “out of the box”
-Conversant with project management methods, tools and performance measures
-Desirable: Knowledge of Colt’s internal processes and systems used for change management, delivery and network inventory management
-Desirable: Experience of writing business cases and preparing cost calculations for big projects like node exits

-Diploma / B.E. in Electronics/Telecommunications/Electrical Eng.
-Business Administration Certification / Diploma / MBA
-Fluency in written and spoken English is must – candidate is expected to communicate with colleagues across Colt

Example Behaviours:

coltdiscover/LandDPortal/Shared Documents/Colt Academy/Leadership_Zone/colt values framework/2016/Example Behaviours.pdf


-Be aware of colt information security, business continuity, quality and other ISO or equivalent policies/ industry standards and discharge duties against them as appropriate.
-Identify risks related to process and information security and treat/ mitigate the same as appropriate


What we offer:

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognizes the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:
•Flexible working and relaxed dress code
•Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
•Access to Online-learning Platform
•Business mentoring
•option of parking slots in the Colt Campus
•lunch vouchers


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