Network Automation Engineer
Vector Limited
Auckland, NZ
1d ago

Who we are

We’re on a mission to reinvent the way homes, cities and communities are powered.

Our people are creating a new energy future where power will flow through brilliant infrastructure, smart technology and clever systems.

It’s all about providing greater access to more affordable, reliable, sustainable energy.

Electric vehicles, renewables and next-gen batteries will all play a part. But it’s more than that; to truly shift the dial on decarbonisation we need the best and the brightest to capitalise on the convergence of technology, sustainability and customer focus that forms the basis of our strategy.

We’ve done great things already, join us and help us do even more.

About the role

At Vector Fibrewe are transforming our operational model using innovative technology platforms to better serve our customers and operate our networks.

Hence, we need a Network Automation Engineer to help lead the automation of business as usual NetOps tasks across both system and network facing infrastructure.

Main function of this role is to design, develop, test, document and maintain tools and scripts for managing the network infrastructure and services.


  • Working end to end with NetOps, Architects and Product teams to understand and document a process to identify and implement automation solutions where logical
  • Design, develop, deliver and own tools to solve complex network management and monitoring tasks service models device templates monitoring of network health deploying / auditing distributed configuration across multi-vendor network devices automation of change management e.g. device upgrade
  • Write proper documentation and tests for all tools
  • Help embed a culture of automation within the wider company
  • Assist in mentoring of junior staff
  • Linux
  • YANG based model driven orchestrators
  • IOS, XE, XR & Various other CLI managed Oses
  • About You

  • Experience working for a Network Service Provider or Telco (3+ years)
  • Strong Python experience (3+ years) in a production environment
  • Sound knowledge of the SDLC
  • Version Control systems e.g. Gitlab
  • Proficient with Linux (RHEL, CentOS)
  • Good understanding of networking and in a Service Provider context eg. (MPLS VPN services, TCP / IP fundamentals, switching and routing)
  • Good understanding of legacy management interfaces CLI, SNMP and modern interfaces such as NETCONF, ReSTCONF
  • Ability to develop secure, scalable network automation tools from the ground up as needed.
  • Strong desire to continue learning and developing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous experience with Flask / Django & J2
  • Experience Distributing / Scaling of tools
  • Advanced knowledge of routing protocols
  • Previous experience with model driven orchestrators
  • Prior experience with Cloud services in AWS
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