Technical Lead / Sr. Technical Lead - Network Planning

Job id:  25042
Job location: 

Gurgaon, IN

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. 

Role Profile

Role title:

Technical Lead / Sr. Technical Lead – Network Planning ( Network + NFV)

Colt Level:



Operatiopns & Engineering- Packet Network Engineering

Reports to:

Lead Consultant


Bangalore / Gurgaon


Role purpose

At Colt we are changing the perception of our business and industry sector. As part of this transformation, we are growing new services and teams to facilitate and drive the business to the next level.

Colt provides excellent network and communications services to information–intensive businesses across Europe, Asia and North America. With local market understanding and global reach - Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, documentation, analysis & implementation of large L3 Network and SDN/NFV Platforms consists large number of Cisco , Juniper , Arista , HP &  Versa.

Also  this role may be working closely  with  design team to  test & validate and deploy Colt’s high capacity MPLS networks with software defined and virtualised network components. c.sa and using Protocols like IPMPLS , BGP , ISIS , OSPF   


Key accountabilities


  • Capacity Management: Manage capacity upgrades for MPLS Network (with software defined and virtualised network components) to  ensure appropriate actions are triggered on time.


  • Statistical Analysis : Manage the production of monthly capacity reports and KPI’s giving high level indications on the evolution of the network utilisation (shared with the Management)



  • Network Capacity and Solutions: Plan & document capacity driven upgrades of the  SDN/NFV base IP network across multiple countries. Provide support to Sales/Marketing & Customer Solutions teams on large, complex customer bids involving the Pan-European and Asian network.


  • Engineering Guidelines: Liaise with engineering functions to ensure new equipment is implemented in the network correctly and appropriate guidelines are defined in deployment and routing rules.



  • Network Optimization and Project Management: Investigate opportunities to optimise the network to make best use of existing capacity and/or equipment. Conduct detailed planning for any optimisation initiatives and liaise with Service Delivery, procurement, engineering, finance & Project Management for change in architecture and delivering the benefits of these projects


Key Tasks:


  • Analyses and interprets the capacity management reports to derive trend, detects the need of additional capacity and produce data justification for business case approval.


  • Data representation by lists, summaries, charts and graphs. Using tools like Excel, Business Objects or other graphics packages for an effective presentation of the information.


  • Manage and implement capacity for SDWAN & other software define networks to support new technology and services in network domain. This includes capacity driven upgrades as well as large customer projects, which could span multiple countries.



  • Monitor CAPEX expenditure and suggest suitable ways to reduce CAPEX and OPEX through innovation, simplicity and delivering the optimization plans.


  • Manage the deployment and routing policies to ensure consistency and simplicity across geography.



  • Design & implement  Software defined and virtual base network using  protocols like MPLS , BGP , OSPF ,Static Route.


  • Support stakeholder teams across the globe with escalation , vendor technical issues , technology collaborations & discussions.
  • Provide  transfer of knowledge sessions / trainings to Learning & development teams & stakeholder teams if requirements.
  • Actively participate in technical forums and other specialist communities.


Key performance indicators (financial and non-financial)

  1. Maintaining the Capacity Availability Index (CAI) as per agreed thresholds
  2. Maintaining NIGO levels for customer orders for capacity of assigned network
  3. Number of Capacity Upgrades of network successfully implemented
  4. Planning, Monitoring and Management of assigned budget for specific network assigned
  5. Improving efficiency by identifying process improvements, cost savings and innovations
  6. Delivery of Network Projects as per agreed quality and Time lines.


Relationships and key contacts

  1. Technical Site Planning, Infrastructure Implementation – Implementation of upgrade projects
  2. Service Delivery – Clarification on Deployment Rules & Routing Rules, Capacity NIGO, XNG Documentation
  3. Engineering – Feature support, Capability roll –out, Testing
  4. Sales – High Capacity checks, Sales Forecast
  5. TAC/NOC – Fault handling & investigation, Network Improvements
  6. Finance – Budgeting, Spend analysis, Project Planning & Control
  7. Procurement & Supply Chain – Equipment Forecast


Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of Software defined and network virtual base  IPMPLS Network systems particularly with Cisco, Versa , HP & Arista  network components.
  • Good exposure to automation for network environments with programming experience with Python or Perl
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Must have worked in a Telco company for a minimum of four years and have ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Routing Protocols like Static, OSPF, BGP, ISIS, and IP MPLS.
  • Commercial acumen for developing business cases.
  • Understands European, Asian & US geography.
  • Strong documentation and communication skills.
  • Having Project Management skill

Person specification

  1. Demonstrates a well-organized and logical thought process.
  2. Confident – must be happy with communicating/working with staff in a different continent.
  3. Desire to learn new technologies. Focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
  4. Flexible approach and an ability to operate effectively with uncertainty and change


  • Candidate with BE/Diploma/MCA (Electronics/Telecommunication/Computers) and network design and planning experience on IP networks will be preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is must since candidate will be expected to communicate with colleagues across Europe & Asia.



Colt Values


We see through the customers eyes - We keep it simple


We focus on the outcome - We step up


We tell it like it is - We help people be amazing


We are rock solid - We are fast on our feet





  • 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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