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Technical Specialist EMS


Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Job Expectations

Build your career and Australia’s future.

Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.

Our Network Management team is accountable to operate and maintain the nbn network to WBA uptime assurance and availability SLAs and customer satisfaction targets, including driving business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management and we have a great opportunity for a Technical Specialist to join us.

A bit about your role

The Linux Sys Admin + Security Operations is accountable for the development and technical quality of the solutions delivered by SEO Engineering and Network Engineering & Security (NES) to provide assurance capability for the NBN Network and its’ customers. This role is considered to have the highest level of operational and technical expertise within the NBN Business.

You will provide technical expertise for the health and wellbeing of the key Element Management Systems (EMS) used within the Active Network. You will be responsible for deploying software upgrades, patches and configuration changes which underpins the launch of new capabilities, technologies and product. Additionally you will perform incident management and problem management for production active network.

A bit about you

Ideally you will have experience in system administration and localised storage solutions, EMS platform operation and network/service configuration of EMS solutions experience. You will have hands-on working knowledge with VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes or Ansible as well as operating system practical knowledge i.e. Red Hat Linux, Solaris, Windows and EMS/NMS Industry training or relevant industry certification.

Your experience in any of the following applications will also be highly regarded : Nokia NFM-P, Nokia 5520 AMS, Kentrox Optima, Nokia 5530NA-C, Cisco EPNM, TNMS Network Management, Incognito BCC/SAC, CommScope NXT or similar.

Life at nbn

Please note that this role is a permanent role and applications will close midnight 4th December 2022.

At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn, health, safety and wellbeing will always be our highest priority and we are committed to protecting our employees, families, partner workforces, and the customers and communities we serve. nbn recognises that vaccinations against COVID-19 are critical and necessary for our future. As such certain workers are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid medical exemption is provided. For further information please refer to our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

Worker Type


Time Type

Full time