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Senior Network Engineer - Signalling Control Systems

Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Network Engineer – Signalling Control Systems who is responsible  for performing ongoing maintenance, administration, configuration and operation of OCMS Systems & Networks and associated support services to ensure they deliver the required level of performance to support the uninterrupted operation of train services. This position is responsible for providing technical support and technical delivery capabilities to both internal and external stakeholders and supporting the Networks & Infrastructure Manager to maintain the effective operation of the above OCMS Systems.


  • The Systems Engineer will form part of a technical team responsible for carrying support and enhancement works on MTM’s Operational Control Systems and Network Infrastructure, with a focus on the Signalling Systems space, as well as conduct systems engineering activities on related interfacing systems and networks as applicable.
  • Liaise with professional and technical staff regarding setting up appropriate hardware, software and operating system environments (including virtualisation), carry out integration tasks, perform data configuration, as well as complex problem resolution.
  • Responsible for ensuring network designs are future proofed and enable ease of maintenance and monitoring and also for System and Network Configuration and Administration, including diagnostics and trouble shooting.
  • Responsible for assisting with the development and adherence to an OCMS Security Policy framework.
  • Responsible for change management for the introduction of new technology including engineering change, risk management, training and documentation.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering (Telecommunications, Computer Systems, Software Systems) or equivalent recognised by Engineers Australia
  • At least five years of Network/Systems Engineering or related experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in network engineering and security, in network device hardware configuration; network monitoring systems; in conducting a variety of systems engineering tasks; experience working in and administering medium to large Linux environments and experience in both open-source and commercial software configuration and management;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to articulate clearly and to work as an effective part of a diverse team
  • Sound organizational and work management skills, the ability to meet their objectives and produce deliverables within agreed timelines;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high quality technical documentation for ongoing maintenance and operational tasks;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering solutions and/or project outcomes to a high quality.
  • Experience in liaising with technical staff and end users

Why Work for Metro

  • All Metro employees receive a free MYKI pass that allows free public transport in Victoria
  • Metro supports work/life balance with opportunities to work from home as agreed with the line manager aligned with achieving required business outcomes and MTM’s flexible work policy.
  • Have a significant impact on programs that will directly improve Melbourne’s suburban rail network whilst ensuring these developments do not come at a cost to our safe and cost-effective delivery of services


This is a fantastic and high-profile opportunity to build on the career you have developed to date and be part of the legacy that ‘connects people and places for a growing Melbourne’.


If what you have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.