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Lead Architect Transmission Network

NEOM Neom, Saudi Arabia Posted: 29 May 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Office Only
  • Relocation Support
  • Visa Provided


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


Role Purpose

  • NEOM Tech and Digital seeks a Lead Architect Transmission Network to lead technical, programmatic, and business aspects of the NEOM Connect business.
  • Focus on developing connectivity infrastructure for the cognitive city, ensuring environmental sustainability in compute solutions.
  • The role includes supporting retail service providers and network services as a Carrier Neutral Network provider.
  • Candidates should have greenfield telecommunications experience, strong technical expertise in Network Fabric (Optical Transport, DWDM, OTN, SDN), and solid business acumen.

Location & Reporting

  • Based in Saudi Arabia, Corporate HQ.
  • Reports directly to the Head of Connect.

Key Accountabilities & Activities

  • Architectural leadership in fixed Networks to ensure performance across all Connect platforms and solutions.
  • Develop fixed network architectures regionally and locally, from Dark fiber to FTTx.
  • Define requirements for access networks and develop solution templates across NEOM.
  • Strategic leadership in network fabric architecture, aligning with best practices and group guidelines.

Strategic Planning

  • Develop and execute the Fixed Network architecture for NEOM.
  • Innovate in technology domains of fiber, microwave, space, and subsea cables.
  • Establish a deployment roadmap for the Fixed Network architecture.
  • Oversee all planning, design, building, and operation of the Fixed Network.

Solution Development and Delivery

  • Serve as the technical expert in delivering Fixed Network solutions.
  • Propose technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently.
  • Collaborate with other asset owners for integrated network architecture.
  • Review specifications and policies for technical equipment purchases.
  • Assist in technical aspects of strategic sales efforts.

Operational Solutions

  • Architect operational management systems for effective business solution implementation.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and automation in the Fixed Network.
  • Ensure security and integrity of data through robust security measures.

Relationship Management

  • Engage with other telecommunication providers for network inter-connectivity.
  • Manage relationships and engage with managed network service providers and public cloud providers.
  • Support the commercialization team in solution delivery for the Network business.

Success Metrics

  • Translate business and customer requirements into technological requirements.
  • Define and oversee the architecture and design of systems for current and future needs.
  • Implement best practice security measures for system integrity and continuity.
  • Leverage technology for efficiency and quality in solution design, build, and operation.
  • Manage supplier and partner relationships to maximize value delivery.

Background, Skills & Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience in Network Fabric architecture.
  • Strong connection between business planning and managed technology.
  • Extensive leadership experience in Network Fabric infrastructure development.
  • Hands-on tactical skills, analytical, and critical thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with a deep understanding of IT/engineering in Networking and Telecommunications.

Communication - Main Stakeholders


  • NEOM Connect Management
  • NEOM Tonomus Management
  • NEOM Solution owners
  • NEOM network asset owners


  • Retail service providers
  • Managed network service providers
  • Public Cloud operators
  • Government agencies
  • Vendors & Suppliers
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About NEOM

NEOM is a bold vision for the future, aiming to redefine livability, business, and conservation. As a global hub, it is set to become a community powered by diversity and talent across 14 key sectors. With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and economic diversification, NEOM is building a new economic model for the world.

Benefits at NEOM

    • Access to cutting-edge projects and technologies in a diverse and talented international workforce.
    • A community-driven environment prioritizing wellness and sustainability, with recreational activities and natural landscapes.
    • Opportunity to contribute to global challenges and be part of a visionary project aiming to make the world a better place.