Senior Technology Specialist - Emerging Radio Technologies Lead

In an industry that’s constantly changing, Telstra is at the forefront of technology innovation.

We’re looking for a Senior Technology Specialist – Emerging Radio Technologies Lead to join our Networks team, within our Telstra Operations business. Reporting to the Manager of Radio Engineering, you’ll be part of our Transport Engineering organisation focussed on Telstra’s existing and next generation networks.

About our team

Our Transport Engineering team are accountable for full national connectivity, achieved through a combination of extensive terrestrial fibre links, and Radio and Satellite coverage. Transport Engineering leads the Planning, Development, Testing and Integration of Transport Infrastructure to achieve a highly reliable and scalable Transport Network to deliver Telstra’s customer services, for existing and future products.

Radio Transport Engineering manages the lifecycle process for Telstra's radio transmission platforms for the Core/IEN and Customer Access Network (CAN), comprising high capacity microwave, VHF, and UHF systems which deliver Telstra's suite of products to our customers.

Based in either Melbourne, Brisbane, or Adelaide you’ll be part of our journey to be at the heart of every customer service connection, providing network resilience, growth, and innovative products and services that our customers want and need, in Australia and across the global market.

The role with us

You’ll lead and drive the evolution and transition from existing radio transport networks to new emerging radio transport platforms (5G and beyond). Providing technology and industry expertise and direction, allowing Radio Transport Engineering to support the exponential growth of Telstra’s mobiles, voice, and data services.

Lead specialist analysis, design, development, and deployment in network specific technology domains, including developing platform specific technology roadmaps and making technology investment recommendations.

Key accountabilities:

  • Design, build, install, integrate, and maintain multiple complex network technologies, platforms and/or systems
  • Translate customer needs and requirements into realisable products, services, or systems and/or networks infrastructure
  • Assess capability of vendor solutions and offerings to meet business requirements and manage vendor technology delivery
  • Make technology investment and business asset recommendations based on extensive knowledge of new and emerging technologies
  • Develop platform specific technology roadmaps that leverage opportunities from evolving and future technologies


What you’ll bring

You’ll ideally have an appropriate tertiary level or technical qualification in Telecommunications or Engineering; coupled with deep technical domain knowledge in Radio Engineering.

As an industry leader you’ll have a strong grasp of multiple radio technologies for platforms contributing to 5G technologies and architectures (millimetre wave, multi-band links, mesh networks, non-line of sight, SDN/NFV, adaptive modulation systems, and free space optics transport solutions).

Your career journey so far will have seen you work extensively in designing radio technology architectures and solutions. With a working knowledge of deploying, migrating, and integrating these into existing networks, as well as developing advanced automation and configuration solutions.

Crucial for this role will be your ability to assess and select new emerging technologies, including developing strategic partnerships with suppliers and vendors to negotiate beneficial arrangements.

Experience in preparing compelling business cases is a must; being able to determine the most economically viable solutions and present these at a high level to senior internal stakeholders.

Work at the leading edge

With the scope of the projects and the size of Telstra, the opportunities to develop and grow your career with us in a creative environment and a success-based culture are endless. Be part of a world-class team at the forefront of Australia’s emerging radio technology landscape, delivering emerging and innovative solutions on a scale you won’t find elsewhere.

Telstra’s committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. To enable everyone to participate, we’ve developed an ‘All Roles Flex’ policy to consider flexible ways of working for every role. To learn more, visit

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