Technical Specialist - Networks

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Date: 04-Jun-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:101908 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

IS & T Technical Specialist Networks

Based:  Bangalore, India

 

JOB PURPOSE :

Reporting to IS & T Head of Networks and Security, you will be in charge of  handling end to end technical aspects of LAN and WAN for Alstom IT.  The Technical Specialist will be the sole responsible person to handle and end to end network design issues and to come up with any enhancement at the right time to provide excellent service to Business. The Ideal candidate will be responsible for resolving all critical technical issues within Alstom IT network.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for effective coordination with supplier(s) for provisioning, operations and maintenance of  LAN and WAN  components.
  • Serves as a central person responsible for LAN/WAN Technology within the organisation.
  • Works closely on topics related to Software Define networks (SDWAN)
  • Leads the implementation and support of technological solutions
  • Works with other Alstom leaders to deliver services within their function
  • Will be a single point of contact to handle end to end escalations for LAN and WAN issues.
  • Should be responsible for doing the quality analysis of tickets and provide valauable data to improve business satisfaction.
  • Provide value add by giving technical guidance wherever required.
  • Monitor and perform capacity/feasibility studies and resolve network capacity/performance issues.
  • Assesses risks and identifies issues and solutions to timely and efficiently achieve program goals or project objectives while maintaining quality standards.
  • Maintain an awareness of business, technical, architecture, infrastructure, and end user support issues and act as sounding board to aid in the development of creative solutions
  • Provides clear oral and written communication of change activity and outage events to peers and senior leadership within the organization.
  • Develop and maintain measurable health and performance metrics; Assess performance to ensure that it meets the present and future needs of the business.
  • Responsible to liaison with Business and other key stakeholders to assess the business and identify key challenges, constraints, and risks and thereby define the project scope after extensive due diligence.
  • Prepare dashboards to communicate the progress regarding scope, schedules, and cost to all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining knowledge management portal using MS Share Point.
  • Participate in operations meeting & track action items to ensure key deliverables is met.
  • Monitoring missed SLA and daily monitoring of critical issues and escalating to management, when it exceeds the threshold.
  • Manage escalations of critical technology issues impacting business and customer facing systems with appropriate root cause analysis documentation.
  • Participate with Operations Teams, in reviewing and challenging ongoing service and commercial performance from service partners through regular reviews and unlock additional value creation at an operational/tactical level. 

     

    MAIN CHALLENGES OF THE ROLE :

  • In this context the management of the end to end processes will rely on a multi-supplier ecosystem to coordinate.
  • The Operations team will have a critical role during the transition period to ensure business continuity for around 30,000 employees
  • The MSI Supplier will help to set up the Operations organization and processes, operate some activities and then transfer them to Alstom

 

PROFILE : 

  • To be considered for this role, candidate need to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:    
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant IT experience
  • Strong network alalysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Should be a level2/Level3 Support personnel handling the highest level of escalations within the team.
  • Should be able to work independently on all critical technical aspects in LAN/WAN technology
  • Professional industry standard certifications like CCNA/NP/IP/IE etc.will be an added advantage
  • Understanding  of  Leased-lines,WAN,VPN, MPLS,QOS,Optimization and high Availability.
  • Experience in an operational role working directly with internal and external customers, trouble ticketing systems, and incident management
  • Must understand and have worked in an operational environment such as a NOC or IT for 2 - 4 years
  • Good Understanding of  Disaster Recovery planning,  Resiliance and High availability features.

     

Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making

 

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in business terms Initiative in finding ways to get things done better
  • Independently resolves complex issues/problems, seeking advice as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates both strong analytic and big picture capabilities in problem solving approaches

     

    Communication, leadership, interpersonal and teaming skills

     

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong listening, feedback, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to build trust and work collaboratively
  • Effectively communicate at the business stakeholder, process and technical levels
  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, collaboration and patience

     

    Builds strong networks within and across functions / geography

     

  • Ability to influence others without direct authority
  • Able to provide leadership and instill a level of confidence in team members and key stakeholders
  • Displays consideration and respect for others
  • Facilitates effective team interaction
  • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions
  • Manages stakeholder expectations effectively

     

    Work management, organization and planning

     

  • Able to translate large, complex issues/objectives into effective requirements
  • Focuses on the most critical issues that have the highest impact on the organization and business needs
  • Works effectively with ambiguity / fluctuating priorities and constraints
  • Able to manage multiple initiatives with short and long term priorities
  • Able and willing to be hands on and get involved in detail if necessary

     

     

     

    Customer and Business focus

     

  • Strong orientation towards internal customers
  • Ability to successfully implement change through relationships built on a local, regional and global level

     

         Values and Ethics

     

  • Self-motivated, self-guided and results-oriented
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Treats all others with respect; generates trust and performs role with highest level of integrity
  • Seeks to exceed expectations and acts on feedback

 

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   

 

 

Job Type:​Experienced​


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