Fibre Network Design Architect

· London, London, City of
Employment Type Full-Time

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert. We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here, our network is full fibre and that’s directly to our customers so whether you’re a gamer, you have lots of data hungry family members or you love to chill out and download a movie we will have a package for you.


The clue is in our name and we love working with local communities in London. We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make internet accessible to all. We also love when we can welcome residents from the local community becoming team members of CFL, over 20% of our talent is from local communities that we serve.


We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and some of our key achievements since then include:


  • Raised £400m investment from large institutions.
  • Acquired over 360,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords.
  • Deployed our full fibre infrastructure to over 100,000 premises.


So far we’re proud of our achievements and we are are doing a great job disrupting the broadband industry but we are definitely not stopping here. To help us we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard workers to join us and help support our growing business.


Job purpose:

Fibre Network Design Architect – Strategic Opportunities is responsible for design work to support pursuit and then delivery of opportunities to realise more value from CFL’s FTTP network. Initially, this will primarily extend to CFL’s FTTT development. The Design Architect is expected to be a subject matter expert on all technical aspects of outside plant such as Fibre Cable, Connectivity Products, Blown Fibre etc. and associated build practices such as cabling, splicing, civils, testing etc.

You hold a deep understanding of building, commissioning and testing of the Outside/Inside plan etc. of FTTH / FTTT.


What you’ll be doing:

  • The successful candidate will be accountable for the end to end definition of the Community Fibre FTTT passive network architecture (including core, distribution, access network), including ownership of all fibre design related topics and alignment with existing FTTH design principles.
  • They will support opportunity-development work, including bid submission and co-design with potential FTTT partners, as well as support (at least the initial) aspects of delivery. They will do the same for other value adding, but not core FTTP, opportunities.
  • They will work with CFL’s Technical Manager and Head of Network Design to develop the holistic FTTX design principles of CFL’s network.
  • They will ensure that the fibre solution deployed delivers the necessary technical and commercial requirement to allow Community Fibre to compete in the market and deliver against the customer’s requirements.
  • They will be comfortable with senior management level stakeholder management, internal and external stakeholder management and have the proven ability required to work across different stakeholder groups.
  • The Design Architect works in matrix organisation pulling in cross domain resource as required.


The experience we’re looking for you to bring:

  • Excellent organisational skills, communications skills (written and verbal) which will be utilised in achieving desired results and are critical to the position.
  • Previous experience working on Full Fibre networks (XGSPON, GPON, Dark Fibre) is necessary.
  • Great at building strong internal and external working relationships. 
  • Keen and eager to learn new things. 
  • Passionate about telecommunications and technology.
  • A strong fit for our brand and organisational culture.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


Why join us:

  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people


What happens next:

You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.


If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.


Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page:


We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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