Transport Technology Team Manager

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

We’re looking for a Transport Technology Team Manager to join our Networks team, within our Telstra Operations business. Reporting to the General Manager, you’ll be part of our Transport Engineering organisation focussed on Telstra’s existing and next generation transmission networks.

About our team

Our Transport Engineering team are accountable for full national connectivity, achieved through a combination of extensive terrestrial fibre links, Optical and Packet transport technologies 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.

You will lead a Transport technology team that has ownership of the deployed Transport network including Fibre, ancillary networks such as Common Synchronisation Network and Transport Communication networks, development of practices and superstructure solutions, management of the lifecycle aspects, and interworking of transport solutions that support Telstra’s current and future technology and service backhaul requirements.

Based in Melbourne 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 build, sustain, and lead a team of eight direct reports that are predominantly based in Melbourne. A high performing team that delivers competitive advantages, enabling profitable growth, whilst managing end-to-end development, delivery, technical design authority, integration requirements, and lifecycle management for the transmission domain.

Providing reliable transport and practice solutions to support business initiatives, with a constant drive and passion to deliver delightful, positive customer experiences.

You’ll be challenged to manage the effective integration of new transmission solutions into the wider product and transport backhaul suite. Additionally ensuring that lifecycle management of deployed infrastructure for ongoing assurance capabilities is maintained.

This leadership position provides the opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the team and projects, mentor, coach, and train staff, influence senior stakeholders within the organisation, as well as manage strategic commercial relationships with external with third party providers and vendors.

 Key accountabilities:

  • Develop infrastructure and technology roadmaps that leverage opportunities from evolving and future technologies
  • Develop practices and superstructure solutions to support new products and infrastructure
  • Deliver interworking programs for transport solutions that support Telstra’s current and future technology and service backhaul requirements
  • Develop lifecycle plans and enhancements for the Infrastructure platforms to meet performance and operational requirements
  • Develop and drive Operations / Engineering alignment initiatives to deliver superior customer experience
  • Manage technology vendors to deliver technologies and performance in alignment with Telstra’s roadmaps and operational initiatives

What you’ll bring

You’ll ideally have an appropriate tertiary, vendor, or industry certified qualification in Telecommunications or Engineering; coupled with deep technical knowledge in the Transmission domain.

As an industry leader you’ll have a strong grasp of analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of complex network solutions in the Transport Engineering arena.

Your career journey so far will have seen you develop expert knowledge of engineering best methods and practices; being able to solve complex problems and develop high level strategy.

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

Experience 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 transmission 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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