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Systems Architect (Telecoms Network Manager)

Systems Architect (Telecoms Network Manager)

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    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    Up to £70 per hour

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    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Systems Architect (Telecoms Network Manager) - £70 per hour - 12 months (extension highly likely) - Farnborough - highly hybrid - 2 stage virtual interview - Sector: Aerospace & Defence

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Systems Architect (Telecoms Network Manager) to work with a next generation UAV project run by one of the world's leading aerospace companies.

This is an exciting opportunity to define and implement of a state-of-the-art network technology to encompass interoperability between telecom infrastructures (4/5G) and the UAV fleet management system incl. aircraft, connectivity payload and ground systems.


  • Define and develop the requirements to interface the UAV fleet management system with telecom infrastructure (e.g. 4/5G mobile networks, software defined networks, O-RAN, protocols).
  • Define network architecture and APIs at conceptual, functional, and physical layer to implement the interface requirements between telecoms infrastructure and the UAV fleet management system.
  • Survey markets, select supplier candidates for API and network solutions
  • Specify, design and implement APIs and software solutions to achieve end-to-end interoperability between telecoms infrastructure and the UAV fleet management
  • Test, integrate and deliver solutions in accordance to the UAV development roadmap
  • Develop and support early capability demonstrations through software simulations.


  • Previous experience in the definition and implementation of a telecoms infrastructure solutions in a comparable industry.
  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence, software development, simulations.
  • Experience of software defined networks, 4/5G architectures, network protocols and applications,
  • Project management experience to ensure timescales and KPI's are met.
  • Able to collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders (senior management, customers, regulators, engineers, flight and ground crew) to ensure project delivery is achieved.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience within the Aerospace/Engineering sectors with knowledge of quality standards in this domain.
  • Knowledge of UAV traffic management services via 5G networks
  • Knowledge of future 5/6G cognitive network concepts.
  • Knowledge of UAV operations worldwide.
  • Ability to obtain UK SC clearance
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