Senior Technology Specialist – Radio Technologies Lifecycle Lead

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

We’re looking for a Senior Technology Specialist – Radio Technologies Lifecycle 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 lifecycle management activities for all Radio Transport Networks. Providing direction allowing us to deliver radio transport services in an efficient and cost effective manner, including consideration of technology performance and alignment with the expected outcomes for numerous large, key projects within Telstra.

You’ll manage all platforms within the Radio Transport Engineering domain; drive innovative end-to-end lifecycle management of radio transport networks, and leadership in transitioning from existing radio transport networks to the new emerging technologies.


Key accountabilities:

  • Design, build, install, integrate and maintain multiple complex network technologies, platforms and/or systems
  • Translate customer needs and requirements, using technical principles 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 and assessments 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 specific technical areas (IP/Packet, PDH, SDH, point to point, and point to multipoint microwave systems). Comprehension of the scope and benefits of product sponsored programs of work, generating new ideas and innovative solutions.

Your career journey so far will have seen you work extensively to develop radio platform lifecycle and technology roadmaps, including support of PDH, SDH, and IP microwave systems.

Crucial for this role will be your ability to deliver end to end radio transport solutions, including systems integration by managing the detailed, functional interfaces between system and other network components.

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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