Head of Level 2 Engineering



The operations team are at the heart of what we do, dealing with our customers and suppliers on a day to day basis ensuring we exceed expectations across the board. You’ll be fully exposed to a full range of technologies; such as MPLS (LDP/RSVP/MPLS-TP), IP (BGP/OSPF), Transmission (DWDM/OTN) and SD-WAN across a multitude of vendors (primarily Extreme, Juniper, Nokia and Infinera/Coriant). We’re looking for an individual who can fulfil a hybrid role as network engineer and manager for the second level of engineering/support. You will be a key manager, willing to support your team and the goals of the company.


You will have strong analytical skills, being able to investigate faults to ensure quick and correct resolution whilst being developed by the engineering and architecture teams on a daily basis. You will have a strong customer service background, being able to handle tough situations when complex network issues arise. You will be able to manage customer communication in times of urgency and planned maintenance, supporting the customer journey through BSO. You will need the required human skills to ensure smooth management within the team. We can offer you strong development with an exposure to a range of service provider network technologies and cultural diversity.



  • Be responsible for the second level engineering team spread across the globe. Allocate projects and manage the workload of your team. Ensure projects and support escalations from the NOC team are handled in a timely manner.
  • Report escalations and progress to your Director of Engineering.
  •  Proactively manage and troubleshoot escalated customer issues - Incidents, Service Requests and Changes in line with business processes.
  • Investigate technical faults up to skill level.
  • Participate on projects allocated to the level 2 engineering team.
  • Build up key customer relationships, develop an ongoing rapport and build trust in our company.
  • Escalate complex issues to the next level support and to any third parties in a professional ensuring incident are kept within strict SLA timescales.
  • Help ensure accurate and detailed documentation of the global BSO network in company systems. Helping to complete requested reports both internal and customer facing.
  • Seek continuous improvement on both a personal and departmental operating process level.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills, including excellent written and verbal communication. Must be fluent in English. French skills would be beneficial.
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with customers, suppliers, coworkers and your team members
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, with an analytical and appropriate approach to resolving identified issues; utilizing all available information sources / tools.
  • Experience of working within a support / troubleshooting network environment: firewalls/security, routing and switching (IGP [BGP/OSPF], MPLS [LDP/RSVP/MPLS-TP], VLANs etc), DWDM/Layer 1.
  • Beneficial to have exposure to Juniper, Extreme, Fortinet, Cisco and Coriant/Infinera networking equipment.
  • Understanding of IXPs and tier 1 providers.
  • Understanding of cloud networking, particularly direct connect technologies.
  • Experience of working with data center providers and remote hands engineers.
  • Ability to be an active and important member of a multi-skilled team, working alongside escalation level engineers / architects.
  • Must have a flexible and positive attitude with the ability to thrive within a strong and engaged team.

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London or Cheadle, United Kingdom



Permanent Contract




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BSO is a global telecoms operator powering the digital age. 15 years of innovation, independence and pioneering spirit underpin its customer relationships - trusted partnerships with technology-empowered companies that are embracing global opportunities, scaling rapidly and outperforming competitors.


From trading firms at finance's bleeding edge to high-growth businesses where network performance, reach, diversity and exceptional 24/7 support define success, BSO delivers every time. One of the world's largest privately-owned telecom companies by PoP count. An unrivalled international footprint. Extensive expertise in difficult-to-access regions and emerging markets. A team listening intently to every customer's unique needs. A broad spectrum of shared and dedicated services, unmanaged to fully managed. An uncontested consulting-led approach.


This bespoke intelligent infrastructure, incomparable speed, unmatched service, experience and stat-of-the-art technology is what makes BSO a passionate partner rather than a transactional provider. 


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