Marketing Communication Specialist

About the role

We are looking for a Marketing Communications Specialist to manage our online and offline communication with clients and increase brand awareness.

Marketing Communications Specialist responsibilities include managing our marketing strategy, creation, and distribution of promotional material, tracking effectiveness of various campaigns and course correcting as required. If you have experience in identifying and building long-term relationships with target audiences, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will act as our brand’s voice to impress our customers and attract new clients.

Your responsibilities

  • Developing and executing a results-driven, multi-platform communications strategy and plan in line with corporate and brand direction
  • Creating and managing marketing materials and collateral in line with brand direction
  • Content management of our corporate website
  • Implementing online marketing activities including social media, SEO/SEM, demand generation, newsletters, leads generation, etc.
  • Tracking effectiveness of various campaigns and course correcting as required
  • Managing communications spend and working with vendors and agencies, to create and/or localize communications and marketing activities and develop supporting assets
  • Leading the planning and implementation of PR and initiatives related to the brand
  • Promote our products and services during events

Your preferred background

  • BSc in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a Marketing Communications Specialist or similar role
  • Familiarity with B2B advertising campaigns
  • Hands-on experience with web content management tools, like WordPress
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Knowledge of marketing campaigns on social media including SEM, SEO and Google Analytics
  • Experience with content development
  • Experience in organizing exhibition booths

As a person we think you have good verbal and written communication skills. You are enthusiastic, organized, and proactive. To thrive in the role, you must like to work independently and be self-motivating.

You are fluent in English, other languages such as Swedish and German are highly meriting. A strong network of PR and media contacts would be highly advantageous.

What we can offer you.

  • We are embarking on a new journey growing the company, and you have a chance to join us
  • You get to work in a great, small company where everybody knows each other, and help is never far away
  • You get to work with a broad variety of tasks ranging from MarCom strategy to execution, building your expertise and have a chance to put your mark on our branding
  • We value a work-life balance

PacketFront Software employment decisions are based on applicant’s experience, specialist skills and personality. We have already gathered some of the very best system specialists, engineers, and salespeople in our business. Do you want to become part of our dynamic and inspiring team?

About PacketFront

PacketFront Software brings OSS and BSS applications to the broadband-, and fibre markets. We are making operators more competitive with our solutions for end-to-end automation of network operations and service fulfilment.

PacketFront Software develops, markets and sells its unique software systems BECS™ and BBE to broadband and data network operators. BECS delivers automated multi-vendor network and service management and has done so since 2001. Both platforms are well proven products and used in more than 20 countries around the world.

The company became independent in 2011 as a pure Software focused company, after a separation from the earlier PacketFront Group. It now has around 30 employees, about half of them based in Stockholm.

PacketFront Software has ambitious growth plans with an important part of the strategy being to enter into new markets in primarily Europe. PacketFront is since May 2022 part of the TalkTalk Ltd group.

Other

Form of employment: Permanent
Location: Stockholm

If you want to become part of PacketFront, we want your application by 2022-12-15 at the latest. We consider applications on an ongoing basis and the position may therefore be filled before the application period has expired. A background check may be conducted for this position.

The recruitment is managed by Women Ahead – a recruitment agency with a focus on gender equality.

For questions about the position, contact michaela@womenahead.se or 0705-08 15 08

Senior Software Development Engineer, R&D Organization

Title: Senior Software Development Engineer, R&D Organization
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Job status: Full time, permanent

PacketFront Software is continuing its expansion. We are making operators more competitive with our solutions for end-to-end automation of network operations and service fulfilment. If you want to be part of a dynamic team building the new business, this could very well be your next challenge.

About PacketFront Software

PacketFront Software delivers automated multi-vendor network management since 2001 through its unique OSS system BECS. BECS provides zero touch configuration and automated service provisioning for any IP network hardware and topology and offers operators a seamless migration path from legacy networks to SDN and NFV. 100 operator customers in 23 countries have chosen BECS for efficient network operations.

At PacketFront Software, we know that the success of our company relies on our people who design, market, sell and support our automated solutions for broadband and data communication networks. As a member of the PacketFront Software R&D team, you will enjoy working with highly committed colleagues in a fast-paced business environment. Individual as well as team contributions are highly valued and expected from you.

PacketFront Software is bringing the OSS and BSS applications BECS and BBE to new markets. To reinforce our growth, we are now hiring a senior software developer to strengthen the R&D team. This position is a key role in the Stockholm R&D team to help us continuously improve our products, teams and increase the value delivered to our customers. Based in the company offices in downtown Stockholm, Sweden, you will work in close cooperation with our R&D team in China as well as with our Professional Services and Sales teams in Stockholm.

The key responsibilities for this position are:

  • Help drive the SW-development of our OSS application BECS including
    • Requirement analysis, definition, and estimation
    • Security impact analysis
    • Design and implementation
    • Testing, documentation and delivery
    • Debugging
    • Maintenance of the product
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of our working methods, products, tools and frame works
  • Work closely with the Product Owner
  • Take a lead in requirement analysis, feature definition and design activities
  • Take an active part in the daily work to help the team succeed
  • Support our internal Professional Services and Sales teams
  • Interact directly with our customers in support cases when needed

    For this position, we would like you to meet some of the following qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience from a similar professional role
    • Programming experience in, for example, C, Shell, Tcl, Perl, Python
    • Experience from working with Linux, Docker, Git and Gerrit
    • Master’s Degree in Engineering (or similar)
    • Experience from working with distributed teams
    • Knowledge about broadband/datacom topologies, technologies and Switching/Routing, Ethernet, PON
    • Experience from agile development
    • OSS/BSS systems in the telecom/datacom industry, particularly service provisioning and management
    • Systems Integration experience

    Personal characteristics:

    • You are already a resident in Sweden
    • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written
    • You are eager to learn and ready to share your knowledge within the team
    • You have a willingness to help out wherever needed to make your team and the company succeed
    • You are not afraid to ask for help

      What is in it for you?

      • We are embarking on a new journey growing the company, and you have a chance to join us
      • You get to work in a great, small company where everybody knows each other
      • We have great team members eager to help you get on board
      • You get to work with the complete product, building your expertise and have a chance to put your mark on the product
      • The team is great, help is never far away
      • We value a work-life balance

      PacketFront Software employment decisions are based on applicant’s experience, specialist skills and personality. Female applicants are encouraged. We have already gathered some of the very best system specialists, engineers, and salespeople in our business. Do you want to become part of our dynamic and inspiring team?

      Interested?

          Send your application or questions to jobs@pfsw.com. Selection and interviews are ongoing.

          Join us at Connected North, 25th – 26th April, Manchester

          Meet us to discuss hot topics, such as One Touch Switching and Telecom Security Act.

          You can find us at Geomatikk booth 13, where you can also meet our partners Keypro and Setics to see our end-to-end fibre planning, deployment and operation solution.

           

          PacketFront Software joins TalkTalk Group

          We are delighted to announce that PacketFront Software, as a part of Virtual1, are joining the TalkTalk Group.

          TalkTalk Group is the UK’s leading value for money connectivity provider, delivering landline, fibre, broadband, TV and mobile services to over four million consumers and businesses. They also operate Britain’s biggest unbundled broadband network, covering 96% of the population.

          PacketFront Software will continue to operate a standalone business, which means that our customers day-to-day experience will remain consistent. At the same time, joining TalkTalk Group ensures that PacketFront will have the financial backing and security to build upon its success to date. This will also able us to further accelerate the pace at which we drive innovation and help our existing and new customers to succeed in their business.

          Please feel free to contact Jonny Wetterborn or Timo Kuusela for any additional information

          Solution Architect – Professional Services

          PacketFront Software brings the OSS and BSS applications to new markets. To reinforce our growth we are now hiring a Solution Architect to strengthen the Professional services team. If you want to be part of a dynamic team building the new business, this could be your next challenge.

          Job Description
          As a Solution Architect at PacketFront Software you will support our business with your ability to deeply understand what is to be delivered to customers and what is the best way of doing so.

          Your main responsibility is to ensure deployment of our OSS and BSS software systems (called BECS and BBE), on IT infrastructure provided by the customer. You will handle customization of standard products to specific customer needs, planning and performing necessary system integrations with other OSS and BSS systems in the customer environment. Furthermore, you will also execute customer lab and field tests, as well as customer pilots.

          You will work closely with your dedicated customers that can be located all over the world and manage your own relationships with them as well as with partners. Solution Architects also work in close cooperation with our Sales and Sales Engineering (pre-sales) team. In small projects you will be leading the project, but in larger projects, you will work in a Project Manager lead team.

          We require that you have an edge and outstanding knowledge within one or several of following areas:

          • Solution design
          • Broadband/datacom topologies, technologies and Switching/Routing (Ethernet, PON, xDSL etc)
          • Scripting (Shell, TCL, Perl etc)
          • Structured work methodology
          • “Can Do” personality with a strong urge to close action points

          Experience within the following areas is of additional merit:

          • OSS/BSS systems in the telecom/datacom industry
          • Systems integration

          Personal capabilities:

          • Resident in Sweden (but Swedish is not a requirement)
          • Fluent in English, both spoken and in writing
          • Quick learner with a structured approach
          • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
          • You are service-minded and deliver according to commitments made
          • Team player that also can work independently

          Responsibilities:

          • Ensure deployment of our OSS and BSS software systems
          • Customization of standard products to specific customer needs
          • Planning and performing system integrations with other OSS and BSS systems
          • Independent management and execution of customer projects
          • Execute customer lab and fields tests, as well as customer pilots

          This role is based at the head office in central Stockholm. Occasionally travelling to customer sites for project deliveries will be required. A Swedish citizen or already available resident-, or work visa required.

          Interested? For additional information or to apply contact: jobs@pfsw.com

          Connect Fibre opts for PacketFront Software to bring full fibre open access broadband to communities in the UK

                           

          PacketFront is delighted to announce a new UK partnership with Connect Fibre.

          Connect Fibre (www.connectfibre.co.uk) are a UK based full- fibre network builder and service provider connecting fast and reliable internet to communities receiving low internet speeds. Their mission is to put customers first, treat them fairly, and go the extra mile to unlock the full potential of broadband internet.

          To help them on this journey, Connect Fibre partnered with PacketFront Software to support their network growth with PacketFront Business Support System (BBE) and network orchestration tool (BECS). PacketFront brings 20 years’ expertise supporting Altnets to build state-of-the-art fibre networks.

          Connect Fibre’s CTO Mark Cornish commented on the partnership:

          “With the help of PacketFront we can speed up our network build and offer a differentiated experience for our customers, while minimising operational costs through automation. Also, with the Telecoms Security Bill coming into effect this year, PacketFront will support in meeting several new security requirements for network providers”

          Lloyd Warn, Senior Account Director at PacketFront responded to this statement:

          “We are delighted Connect Fibre have chosen PacketFront Software to drive their network expansion plans. We look at our customers as true partners and have been assisting Connect Fibre from the very start of their journey.“

          Fibernet opts for Keypro and PacketFront to streamline their FTTH roll-out

          KeyPro and PacketFront are delighted to announce Fibernet Finland Oy as the first customer based on their recently established partnership in the Finnish market.

          Fibernet, who provide high-quality, fibre-optic-based telecommunications connections to households and businesses, will use the partnership to build a number of FTTH networks throughout Finland. Their first project will be implemented in the Imatra area to ensure fast broadband speeds on new geographical areas currently not covered by existing operators.

          Keypro and PacketFront will support Fibernet’s ambitious plans by supplying Keypro’s GIS system, KeyCom and PacketFront’s Business Support System, BBE and their network orchestration tool, BECS.

          Fibernet’s CEO Janne Ahola commented on the deal:

          “With the help of Keypro and PacketFront we get a complete solution to manage our customers, services and network that significantly reduces our implementation time and risk. For a newly established operator like us these are key success factors that make sure we can start serving our customers fast, in ways that are cost effective and error free”.