Core Network Support Engineer

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Europe - Ireland - Dublin Ireland Dublin
  • Date Posted: February 5, 2020
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Core Network Support Engineer – London

FPG are recruiting on behalf of our client, a telecoms solutions company, for a GSM/GSM-R (2G, 3G) Support Engineer within their Service Delivery Management team.

This is a permanent role based in Dublin, with some travel to other parts of Ireland as part of the role.

The job

The GSM/GSM-R (2G, 3G) Support Engineer works within the Service Delivery Management team and is responsible for providing the technical skills to support our customers both onsite and remotely. On a day to day basis, the focus is on implementing solutions for our customers as well as troubleshooting reported issues by the clients.

Location: Dublin, Ireland.

The Company is a global system integrator and a supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, railway operators, urban transport organizations and companies seeking real-time asset management solutions.

Responsibilities as a Core Network Support Engineer:

  • Use Tetra, GSM-R Core / NSS and Access/BSS expertise to deliver and support all related integration and acceptance tasks.
  • Coordinate Integration and Acceptance (I&A) activities for projects with the involvement of different departments and teams
  • Creation, definition and review of test plans with the customer
  • Execution of test cases with the customer or independent engineers at the customer location
  • Create and track/report/close trouble tickets opened during testing or maintenance.
  • Interface with the customer to collect all information required to resolve issue/collect traces on-site if necessary
  • Closely work with internal Transportation teams including Product Support and R&D specialist engineers and external suppliers (OEM) to ensure that tickets are resolved within the shortest possible timeframe and at least within the defined SLAs
  • Communicate progress and technical solutions to the customer.
  • Provide regular status reports internally and to the customer.
  • Anticipate customer escalation and keep management abreast of the situation
  • Participate in regular customer meetings as company Transportation technical representative
  • Participate in 24/7 support rotation.

The Person:

Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the technical area along with the previous end to end integration and/or technical support experience of GSM or GSM-R (2G, 3G) telecom technology. A strong expertise in at least one of the Access/BSS (BSC/TCU, RNC, Node-B, BTS), Core/NSS (MSC, MGW, HLR, IN/SCP, SMSC & STP) or OAM (OMCR, CNMS) domains and a solid understanding of an end to end wireless network products and protocols is advantageous.

Fundamental to this role:

  • Well organized, self-motivated and structured with effective communication skills, you are a solution finder with attention to details. Possess a strong technical acumen with excellent analytical skills.
  • Capable to work on GSM(-R) / Tetra cases and drive them to resolution
  • Understand and explain complex GSM(-R) technical issues to customers and to a different level of management within the company.
  • Analyse the performance metrics related to the supported customers in order to keep the level of support as defined in the support contract or, when missed, to provide corrective & improvement action plans
  • Negotiate with customers the escalated issues in order to provide them temporary solution/workaround/action plan, as applicable, to keep escalation under control and to keep customer satisfaction at expected level.
  • Provide, to technical support manager, a customer barometer at any time and to be able to provide clear and concise information about customer issue in order for technical support manager to report at Leader/Executive level
  • Applies knowledge and skills through handling problems beyond own area of expertise.
  • Experience of any of the following would be an advantage; Tetra, GSM/GSM-R Access/BSS (BSC/TCU, RNC, Node-B, BTS, OMCR), OAM (OMCR, CNMS), Core/NSS (MSC, MGW, HLR, IN/SCP, SMSC & STP) networks and related signalling/protocols
  • Excellent customer-facing experience.
  • Full Driving Licence


  • Company Benefits package including: Pension, Health Care, Life Assurance, Company Mobile phone & laptop
  • Career progression and ongoing development
  • Training and support towards further certifications

Travel: Up to 30% (nationwide)

Homeworking: Manager’s discretion