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EKINOPS product portfolio consists of two highly complementary product brands: one for Infrastructure (Ekinops360 for Optical Transport Solutions) and one for Managed Services (OneAccess for Network Access Solutions). Today, over 120 international service providers, including numerous Tier 1 carriers around the world, trust our people and technologies to help them with their infrastructure and to deliver enterprise managed services to their customers around the world. Over 50% of our 400 plus-strong team works in our multi-national R&D centers. Our company has a strong international background, with sales offices strategically located around the world. Our teams are dedicated, imaginative and astute.

Want to work for a dynamic, agile and international company shaping the future of communication services?
Then come and check us out.


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Positions advertised here are related to both the Ekinops360 and the OneAccess portfolios.


France

Lannion (22300)

SW Architect

Department

R&D

Job Title

SW Architect

Date of hire

July 2020  

Location

Lannion

Type of contract

Permanent / full time

Job description

You will be responsible for:

  • Define and specify the evolution of embedded software architecture within Ekinops360 equipment (chassis control card and DWDM traffic transport cards).
  • Define and specify the information exchange formats between the control card and the traffic maps of Ekinops360 equipment
  • Contribute to the definition and specification of the information exchange model between the Ekinops360 chassis control card and the Celestis NMS network manager
  • Coordinating, planning and tracking embedded software developments
  • Coordinate bug fixes by the product validation team
  • Reporting activities to product development manager DWDM

Skills and profile

Basic training

Software development engineer.

Type of knowledge

  • Language C - good knowledge
  • Good VBA knowledge
  • On-board Linux - very good knowledge
  • Ethernet switching protocols and IP routing - good knowledge
  • Real-time environment on microprocessor - good knowledge
  • SNMP, Rest API
  • Java, XML
  • Configuration Management Tools: Gitlab, Clearcase
  • Development in Agile Methodology

Experience

5 years minimum, with significant experience in several of the above technologies.

Additional abilities

  • English read, spoken written
  • Working in an international environment
  • Ability to exchange  with the various research and development services (Hardware, Validation, Network Management) and Customer Support
  • Ability to understand and find innovative solutions to meet the needs expressed by product lines and/or customers

Technicien Intégration des produits Ekinops

Location

Lannion, FRANCE

Contract type

Permanent, full time

Date

15/01/2020

Purpose of the job

La personne intégrera des commandes de différents niveaux de complexité sur le site de Lannion. Il supervisera également les livraisons faites à partir de nos sites EMS.

Il sera en charge de l’évolution de macros de tests pour vérifier les versions softwares / hardwares avant la livraison et remonter les inventaires.

Il sera impliqué dans le maintien et le développement opérationnel des outils de tests de la plateforme d’intégration

Duties and responsibilities

  • Connaissances de l’environnement des produits en exploitation chez les clients et particulièrement des Normes et Protocoles Telecom (DWDM / OTN) / Datacom (Ethernet/Fiber Channel) et Video
  • Développement informatique (Python / Visual Basic est un plus)
  • Optique
  • Electronique

Skills and profile

Education

DUT / Bac +3

Anglais Courant

Experience

Une première expérience en entreprise est fortement recommandée

  • Esprit d’équipe
  • Autonome dans son travail
  • Respectueux de la qualité des produits livrés chez nos clients

Vélizy (78140)

CSO Engineer

Location

Vélizy, FRANCE

Contract type

Permanent, full time

Department

Central Support Operations

Purpose of the job

You are an experienced network engineer in both routed & switched network environments, both virtual environments & Cloud technologies, and you are looking for a new technical challenge on a global scale inside a leading manufacturer for network devices.

As a 3rd level Customer Support Engineer, you will be joining our team in Vélizy-Villacoublay. On a daily basis, you will offer technical support to worldwide customers (operators & integrators) in order to validate solutions and win projects.

You will play a key role for problem reproduction and resolution interacting with R&D, and will be responsible for pre-validating new features before demonstrating them to the customers.

Furthermore, you will be the direct point of contact for customer questions and issues reported for our devices and will assist them towards a full solution.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Deliver and coordinate the support for EKINOPS products to the sales channels worldwide through the Extranet, be the interface between all external and internal parties
  • Deliver support in order to resolve escalated problem from all channels.
  • Assist in pre-sales consultancy tasks, check and test network designs for new and existing projects.
  • Determine problem causes (hardware and software), work jointly with all involved departments (R&D, Production, Sales channels, affiliates,…) towards resolution.
  • Determine, analyze and describe problems
  • Represent EKINOPS as a product and technology specialist, in order to meet customer expectations
  • Train colleagues and customers on latest software and hardware evolutions
  • Stay abreast of latest technical developments of competitors

Skills and profile

  • Bachelor or Master in Electronics
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in data/voice communications environments
  • Fluent in English (both verbal & written knowledge). Any other language will be appreciated.
  • Ability to travel
  • Stress resistant, flexible.
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international environment with cross-functional teams

Desired Skills

  • A passion for network environments based on routing & switching which are making use of a variety of protocols like Ethernet, EFM, PPPoE, MLP, GRE, L2TP & IPsec tunnels, dynamic routing (BGP, OSPF, RIP), QoS implementation in L2 & L3 Networks, IPSec (IKEv1, IKEv2, PKI, SCEP,…).
  • Proficiency with SD-WAN, branch networking, and VPN solutions.
  • Proficiency with management protocols (SNMP, CWMP, Netconf).
  • Proficiency with virtualization and hypervisor technologies (VMware ESXi, KVM/Openstack)
  • Familiarity with public clouds (Azure, AWS, GCP), cloud management, and data centers is a must.
  • Deep understanding of enterprise-architecture concepts, risk
  • Familiarity with scripting including Python and Bash
  • Experience in TCP/UDP IP networking & troubleshooting.
  • You are familiar to network inspection tools (e.g. wireshark) for detailed inspection of network traffic.
  • Any industry standard network certification or similar through experience (i.e. Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia).

Extra Asset Skills

  • Experience in fiber, copper (ADSL, VDSL, SHDSL) and LTE networks.
  • Some experience on server environments (i.e. Linux, VMware, SUN) including some basic scripting skills.
  • Implementing and using L3 SLA probes and/or L2 EthOAM standards.

Nice to have

  • Good knowledge of testing procedures and test equipment.
  • Broad view on the telecom access market
  • In-depth knowledge of broadband access techniques and equipment.
  • Experience in firmware and hardware debugging and troubleshooting.
  • Good understanding in
    • Network protocols for both Layer2 and Layer3 Data networks and knowledge of wireshark or tcp/udp dump inspections.
    • Network protocols for voice applications and using VoIP phones and Voice emulators.
  • Extended view about logical network implementations over physical/virtual connections

Business Analyst

Department

ICT

Workplace

Vélizy, France

Type of contract

Permanent / Full time

Purpose of the job

The IT Business Analyst helps in guiding the business in improving processes, services and software through data analysis. You are a bridge between the business problems and the technology solution.

You have an overall coordinating responsibility for the projects assigned to you, ensuring to accomplish the assigned projects on time and in accordance with the goal setup by the company and within foreseen budget.

You are a key point of contact for the internal customer(s) and needs to cooperate strongly with the methodology and processes in place within EKINOPS group.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Analyze business requirements and translate into technological solutions.
  • Analyze data to inform business decisions.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of project from its inception to completion.
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines.
  • Coordinate project team.
  • Manage project budget and resource allocation.
  • Monitor and report on progress, problems and solutions of the project to all stakeholders.
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results.
  • Quality monitoring on implemented solutions.
  • Act as an information source and communicator between business branches.
  • Understand strategic business needs and plans for growth.
  • Multi-tasking: follow-up of several projects in parallel.

Skills and profile

  • Computer Engineering or related degree (or equivalent by experience)
  • Experience and/or education in Project Management.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Multilingual: fluency in English is mandatory (written and spoken).
  • Is willing to travel up to 20% of the time (mostly France/Belgium).
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong background in technical Project Management: Intranet/extranet application, CRM application, IT development projects, …
  • Good understanding in IT technologies: ERP systems, Intranet/extranet applications, collaborative tools, (web) application development, Wiki tools, ticketing system, database management, etc …
  • Good ability at collecting requirements and converting them into clear, functional requirements documents.
  • Ability to work in a distributed, international environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively in a demanding environment.
  • Customer minded (internal and/or external clients).
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Cost-aware.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong project management skills in IT related projects.
  • Easily make social contact with people in different cultures.
  • Translate goals into results and obtain the results through an efficient way of working.
  • Creative and open-minded.
  • Precise and sense for detail.
  • Practical and hands on approach.
  • Positive can-do and ownership attitude.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, power point.
  • Knowledge in business plan preparation.
  • Data base management knowledge.
  • Experience with SAP systems (ECC, S/4).

Extra Asset Skills:

  • Experience with Office365 / SharePoint.
  • Basic understanding of IT infrastructure and networks: on-prem and cloud/internet setups.
  • Pro-active info seeking and use this information appropriately.
  • Problem solving.
  • Achievement motivation: behave according to the high standard for your own work and show personal dissatisfaction with a mediocre performance.
  • Self Management: seek actively for personal feedback, take up a vulnerable position and gain a realistic insight in own strong and weak points.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge in ISO9001, ISO 27000.
  • Extra language skills (French, Dutch, Portuguese, …).

Sophia-Antipolis (06560)

R&D - Software Development Engineer

Location

Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE

Contract type

Permanent, full time

Department

R&D

Purpose of the job

As the network industry is entering into a new age, with Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, OneAccess increasingly invests to maintain a leading role as a provider of SDN/NFV advanced networking software and equipment’s.

The candidate will join our R&D department in Sophia Antipolis, the French Telecom Valley, playing a key role in the design and development of our innovative next generation virtualization solutions as part of the Network Function Virtualization Program.

Duties and responsibilities

The R&D Software Engineer will have as main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Passionate with advanced network and virtualization solutions, propose innovative solutions, mockups, and an urge to “take it to the next level”
  • Engage with system and solutions architects in the design and shaping of innovative solutions
  • Participate in the design, architecture definition, and technical specifications of new products or enhancements of existing products.
  • Perform coding of new modules following the specifications
  • Investigate, analyze, correct, and document reported defects to enhance the quality of our products and our knowledge data base.
  • Create, document, and implement unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses
  • Create and maintain technical documentation to enrich the team’s collective know-how

Skills and profile

Software engineer, preferably with a few years of experience, with system and network knowledge, you can demonstrate the following:

  • Software development experience: Python, C
  • Operating systems: knowledge of Linux (administration, development), kernel knowledge is a plus
  • Knowledge of IP networks: protocols, IP stack software development, (routing, security, wan optimization is a plus)

  • Knowledge of SDN/NFV is not necessarily expected but would be a plus.
    • Virtualization : As a user or developer, hypervisors (KVM/QEMU, VMware), Cloud Management Platforms (Openstack, Cloudstack, Heat,...)
    • SDN/NFV : Openflow, OpenNFV, Mano,...
  • System performance tuning knowledge
  • Open source minded
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in both French and English
  • Autonomous, rigorous, and delivery-oriented with a commitment to quality and a thorough approach to the work
  • Proven ability to work well within a team
  • Potential and willingness for personal development and improvement

Proactive and organized, you are able to work in an international environment with cross-functional teams. While attractive compensations will take care of your everyday life, we believe you will be delighted by the atmosphere, the energy, the team-spirit, and the fun to work on products that will shape our future.


Belgium

Leuven - Heverlee

Warehouse Supervisor

Location

Heverlee, Belgium

Contract type

Permanent, full time

Department

Production

Purpose of the job

As a supervisor you will be responsible for the "daily" activities within your warehouse and you will be responsible for a successful operational management in which quality, productivity, delivery times, stock level, safety and people are central.

Duties and responsibilities

The job is situated in a production environment that is working back to back to customer orders.

  • You manage a group of 8 to 12 employees
  • Your administrative tasks are reporting, order and production status, stock levels, holiday planning,….
  • Monitoring your team of permanent and temporary employees
  • You consult every day with the colleagues supervisors, Supervisor Quality, Supervisor Assembly, Supervisor SMD
  • You bear ultimate responsibility for the internal logistics of components and raw materials between the various departments and the delivery of the finished product to the warehouse and shipping to the final customer
  • You work closely together with the production planning, purchasing department in the context of an optimal organization of inbound and outbound shipments.
  • You strive for improvements and optimization of the department to strive for a “State of the art” department.
  • You provide guidance to the employees of the packing department and provide them with the necessary work instructions
  • You carry out the necessary supervision of the picking and loading / unloading processes
  • You carry out the necessary supervision on conformity of all goods and on stock counting
  • You strive for the most optimal working conditions and thus ensure work safety.
  • You guide your team with regard to their development, activities, and conduct evaluation and performance interviews.
  • You manage the entire operation: you identify problems, risks and possible bottlenecks in the work processes in your operation and take the necessary steps to solve them.
  • You inform the back office and discuss the current deliveries and orders with them.
  • You operate as the first escalation point for Back office, but always in close cooperation with the Deputy Production Director.
  • You manage your Warehouse inventory, analyze your monthly results and take action where necessary in close collaboration with the deputy production director.

Skills and profile

Education level & general experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience.
  • Preferably 3 years of experience in a logistics & Warehouse environment

Technical knowledge

  • Experience with management techniques and procedures (Lean, 5S, Kaizen, Six sigma,…)
  • Experience in managing, motivating and guiding a team
  • You have a strong ambition to progress to the next level
  • You have Knowledge of SAP Warehouse Management System and can easily handle MS Office

Behavioural indicators

  • You have a strong sense of responsibility
  • Problem-solving way of thinking
  • Stress resistant
  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer friendly
  • Proactive
  • Motivated and above all flexible
  • Good knowledge of the English language is necessary (Knowledge of the French language is a plus)

IT System Administrator

Role description

You are responsible for operational ICT in general at the Belgian site (Heverlee, Leuven), with direct support by the IT Director.

Your role focusses on maintenance and development of a mid-size intercontinental back-end ICT infrastructure. You assist in international end-user support, mostly on more complex or sensitive issues passed on to you by your ICT colleagues. You are part of an international team, having colleagues & users in several continents. You occasionally travel to other EKINOPS sites, mostly in France. You report to the group IT director (who has home base in Belgium, but not always physically present).

Profile

  • Experience in Microsoft server&client systems (Active Directory, Windows file sharing, Windows printing, DFS) and basic understanding in administration of Linux-based server systems (setup & maintenance of the OS level and integration with Microsoft systems).
  • Experience in managing small datacenter setups (servers, storage, VMware, iSCSI, SAN, Veeam backup). Experience in managing (international) corporate networks (Ethernet, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, switches, VLANs, routing, firewalling, monitoring, threat protections).

Knowledge assets: understanding of Linux on the desktop, Office365, VoIP, wifi, WSUS, SQL, LDAP, Apache HTTPD, digital certificates & encryption, IPSEC, L2TP, SNMP.

  • You focus on the goal, not having a 9-to-5 attitude.
  • You are self-learning and can work independently while not forgetting your role in the team.
  • You are continuously looking for improvement and you communicate about that to your responsible.
  • You have an analytical mind-set that allows you to focus on priorities and adapt strategies if needed.
  • You give priority to user-experience and operational excellence over sexy equipment&setups.
  • You are cost-aware and help optimize operational expenses.
  • You understand that creating inventories, documentation and procedures support the daily job of yourself and your colleagues.
  • You are sensitive to security-related and business-continuity related topics.
  • You are alert on (implicit) signals from systems & colleagues.
  • You can handle stress: in a breakdown situation you focus on solving the issue.
  • You have a relevant experience of at least 5y in a similar profile.
  • You communicate fluently in English (spoken and written) and can be concise yet clear if needed.

Assets in languages (mostly spoken): French, Dutch.

Relevant studies

  • Prof. bach. Multimedia & communicatietechnology
  • Hoger beroepsonderwijs (HBO) Informatica-programmering
  • Hoger beroepsonderwijs (HBO) Informaticabeheer
  • Prof. bach. Multimedia en communicatietechnologie: Multimedia en communicatietechnologie
  • Ac. bach. Informatica
  • Hoger beroepsonderwijs (HBO) Industriële informatica Or equivalent by experience

Offer

Be part of a fast-growing international company in the telecom supplier industry with roots in Europe. Flexible working time.

Long-term fixed contract.

Attractive salary relevant to your experience (incl. car, meal tickets, extended insurance package, ...)


Germany

Pre-sales Engineer

Location

Cologne/Düsseldorf/Aachen Area or Frankfurt/Darmstadt Area

Type of contract

Full-time permanent position

Department

Sales

Job Description

Support the sales Access and Transport developments in close cooperation with the account and regional manager. Deliver pre-sales oriented technical support and follow-up on the customer-projects, as well as representing the customer within the EKINOPS organisation as regards technical feedback and questions.

Context:

  • Collaboration with a multi-cultural / multi-site organization
  • Large product and technology range to support
  • Fast changing technical environment, constant need to keep up to date
  • Country-dependent technical requirements, dependant on the development phase of the telecommunication infrastructure

Duties and responsibilities

  • Build in-depth knowledge of the customers’ technical architecture, services model and Operational processes
  • Build intimate relationships with the customer Engineering and Service development functions
  • Provide in depth knowledge of EKINOPS Access product portfolio to the customer and account team
  • Knowhow and experience of WDM is a strong  plus
  • Propose compelling solutions to meet customers technical requirements
  • Construct winning technical responses to RFIs and RFPs
  • Identify the appropriate software and hardware configurations to meet the customer’s needs
  • Project Manage the technical action plan from selection to deployment (customer qualification and testing)
  • Manage the communication of special requirements, new products and features through the CTO and Product Marketing / Management organization

Profile and skills

  • Education level & general experience
    • Bachelor or Master degree in engineering, informatics or equal by experience
    • 5 years of technical experience in the sector (IT/datacom)
  • Technical knowledge
    • Telecom background (Routing protocols, QoS, tunnelling, IP VPNs, security …)
    • VoIP solutions (SIP, SBC, centrex, Coding techniques)
    • Experience in IT, Virtualization, WDM optical transport is a strong  plus
  • Behavioural indicators
    • Can-do and ownership attitude
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Good communication / presentation skills
    • Ability to build relationship with various functional and hierarchical groups (technical, marketing, management)
    • Copywriting skills
    • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong business development skills
    • Multi-lingual : English, German and French is a plus
    • Self-learning attitude
    • Prepared for travel up to 60%

 


USA

Senior Systems Engineer

Location

Mid-West Region, USA

Contract type

Permanent, full time

Organization name

Sales - North-America

Position summary

Senior Systems Engineer is a technical advisor that supports EKINOPS sales in North America. Works with Customers, Sales Directors and Product Line Management to evaluate and propose Layer 1 optical transport solutions that enhance the customers ROI. The Senior Systems Engineer is key in driving technology solutions, promoting EKINOPS products, and delivering winning combination to customers.  Must be able to articulate the technical value of solutions and form strong relationships with customer engineering and management teams.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interpret, determine, and evaluate customer transport requirements to provide the best solution.
  • Conceptualize and design complex, Layer 1 systems that provide industry leading ROI for the customer base
  • Present and whiteboard technical ideas and solutions to customers.
  • Provide cost and comparative analysis of products and solutions.
  • Advocate EKINOPS products and solutions to technical and non-technical customers.
  • Provide product demonstrations to customers.
  • Serve as a liaison between sales and other internal technical organizations.
  • Provide technical leadership for RFI’s/RFP’s.
  • Provide post-sales support services to customers.  

Skills and profile

  • Strong technical knowledge in CWDM/DWDM, IP, and SDN technologies and solutions.
  • Significant experience in Layer 1 solution concepts, network planning, and network design.
  • Possess the ability to determine customer needs and potential opportunities.
  • Confident presenter that has the ability to articulate technical ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Possess the ability to turn ideas and concepts into viable customer solutions.
  • Assertive with Ekinops’ product and solution positioning with customers.
  • Possess an understanding of competitor solutions and be able to anticipate emerging competitor technologies and trends.
  • Possess knowledge of product and solution life cycle management.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong business acumen in planning and organizing, information integration, decision-making and ability to achieve results while focusing on customer requirements and business success.

Education / Experience

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years designing complex, Layer 1&2 Optical Solutions.
  • 10 years Systems Engineering or Sales Engineering experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

 


India

Bangalore

R&D - MSAR - Software Development Engineer

Location

Bangalore - India

Contract type

Permanent, full time

Department

R&D

Duties and responsibilities

  • Requirement Analysis, Design, Development and Enhancement of IP and Security Protocols, Services and associated subsystems in a feature rich networking device/VNF,
  • Should work closely with all of R&D and Product Management to jointly deliver high quality products and solutions.
  • Evaluation of different architectural and implementation approaches.

Skills and profile

  • Prior experience in requirement analysis, design and implementation of IPv4 and IPv6 Services like AAA, RADIUS, TACACS, Syslog, Telnet, SSH, FTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP/SNTP and other networking device infrastructure control plane IP based modules.
  • Should have experience in the design and development of applications for multi-core architectures,
  • Prior experience in design and implementation of complex and scalable TCP/IP based applications,
  • Strong skills in design and development of a scalable complex networking product and experience in both RTOS/VxWorks and FreeBSD/Linux or similar platforms.
  • Strong expertise in C programming, Data Structures, TCP/IP stack, Socket programming, Multi-threading, IPC and debugging.
  • Should have experience in using tools (static analyzer, code review, unit testing) for robust software development.
  • Prior experience in commercial and /or open source networking stacks or in virtual environments building VCPE or VNFs is a strong plus.

Experience & Educational Qualifications

  • BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech or Equivalent in (Computer Science/ECE /EEE/Information Science)
  • 5+ Years of relevant experience

Latest News

  • EKINOPS Hires New CTO

    EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions for telecom operators and businesses, announces the appointment of Vincent Munière as its new Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Development (CTO and VP of R&D). He will strengthen the EKINOPS technology vision, accelerate software innovation and lead the Group’s engineering and support team.

     
  • EKINOPS Announces Partnership Agreement with Lanner

    EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading provider of open, future-proof and flexible solutions for the access network, today announces the completion of a partnership agreement covering North America and Mexico between EKINOPS and Lanner Electronics, the global leader in Whitebox Solutions™ for SD-WAN, uCPE, vCPE, and MEC platforms.

     
  • Robust profitability for EKINOPS in H1 2020: EBITDA margin over 14% despite a turbulent environment

    EKINOPS (Euronext Paris - FR0011466069 – EKI), a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions for telecom operators and businesses, has published its first half 2020 financial statements (for the period ended June 30, 2020) as approved by the Board of Directors on July 27, 2020. The statutory auditors have conducted a limited review of the first half financial statements and will shortly issue the corresponding report.

     

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