SDH – DWDM expert – Southern Belgium

Our client is looking for a SDH – DWDM expert.


To apply please send your WORD CV with your availability and rate expectation to


French (mandatory), English (preferred), Dutch (a plus)

Preferably resident of Southern part of Belgium


Start: ASAP

Contract type: Freelance. Interim payroll also possible

Location: Southern Belgium

Duration: Long term contract


For the SOFICO  Project in Belgium, Walloon region, our client operates / maintains the data network (SDH – DWDM) of SOFICO in close collaboration with SPW.

This network is situated in the southern part of Belgium and consists of XX nodes SDH and XX nodes DWDM.

In order to operate / maintain / expand this network, our client is looking for a subject matter expert.

Function description:

  • handling technical queries and giving (telephonic) advice
  • participating in incident management service:
    • first focus: re-establishing service possibly by means of work around
    • collecting logging information
    • checking available solutions
    • provide solution to the client.
  • installations including preparations with end customers or our customer.
  • support (remote or on site) for upgrade/updates
  • performing upgrade on site.
  • participation in 24h*7 emergency service, on call support
  • interface to 3th level support
  • technical interface to the customer
  • reporting to customer
  • administration of changes in the network
  • involved in planning – strategy of evolution of the network



Required technical competences:

  • in depth expert knowledge of SDH products: 1660 SM / 1662 SMC / 1642 EM and 1646 SM
  • in depth expert knowledge of DWDM product 1830 PSS
  • in depth expert knowledge of OSS product: 1350 OMS management system (release 11 SDH and release 14 DWDM)
  • general SDH / DWDM competences
  • general Ethernet knowledge
  • overview of network and evolution


Required softskills:

  • project management competences to support project manager
  • team player
  • good communication in French (mandatory), English (preferred), Dutch(a plus)


  • on site visits by means of car will happen, so car / drivers license needed.
  • mobile communication : voice and data needed