UK Network Operation Centre (NOC) Manager

United Kingdom - Farnborough Ref #3286 04-Oct-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Overview

Viasat provide secure satellite and wireless networking systems and services that deliver reliable communications beyond the reach of traditional wired networks. We help warfighters and commanders access and share trusted intel from any location to make better decisions.

As a Network Operations Manager at our UK office you will work with our global offices to provide 365/24/7 services to our customer base whilst ensuring delivery of a UK sovereign capability

You will ensure Network SLA’s are met across the product lines, perform Day to Day network performance monitoring and develop and maintain long term network operation strategies that will help enhance and achieve long term goals for the company.  You will manage all communications with customers, prepare reports and resolve technical issues, and will have a hand in training employees within the team and also supervising their performance records.

Skills / Knowledge / Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT Management or equivalent work experience.

  • 2+ years’ experience in a management role with proven experience in coaching and supervising junior staff

  • Demonstrated experience working on network equipment in an ISP environment, a large NOC or other such company associated with networking.

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a networking environment

  • 2+ years’ experience working in the SATCOM field

  • Solid leadership attributes and proven ability to work as part of a team

  • Basic understanding of AAA platforms such as Radius and/or TACACS.

  • Familiarity working in a data centre environment.

  • Solid leadership attributes and proven ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to convey complex technical information correctly

  • Proven organizational and time management skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Previous experience supporting a 24x7x365 operations environment

  • In-depth knowledge of networking and data base fundamentals.

  • Capable of obtaining UK security Clearance

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • Effective and flexible team player

  • Ability to work independently

  • Be reliable and hard working

  • Self-motivated and flexible

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

In addition, from time to time, you may be asked to undertake other tasks and responsibilities not covered above in order to achieve project or business objectives.

 Great People.  Great Work.Our Diversity is what makes us a Great Company: Great Benefits.  

Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

3-5 years


Up to 10%


UK Citizenship or EU (27) Citizenship required


Must be able to obtain a United Kingdom security clearance

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