Cloud Design Specialist

  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:01 Oct, 2020

Lifecycle, Capacity Planning NFV/SDN and OSS virtual infrastructure Senior Engineer
Location: Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers. We are restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to create solutions that our customers will love. We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our environmental impact by 2025. It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready?


Today, we connect one in 16 people worldwide. The technology function is fundamental in building a Digital Society. Our Gigabit networks, the Internet of Things and mobile financial services enable incredible innovations that will make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling. We want to make sure that our technology creates a better future for people, communities, businesses and society. We get it done, together. We think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?

The Role

Role purpose:
Run Data Center lifecycle and capacity planning in all the European Markets, in accordance with Vodafone strategy and the goals of Network Virtual Infrastructure (NVI) design team.
Particular technology focus on NVI (VMWare, Openstack and/or Containers based), SDN & OSS infrastructure (hypervisor, computing, storage, Network - physical or virtual), cloud, security, remote access and backup solutions; support to RFQs and definition of a reference architecture to assure harmonization for all European markets by ensuring new Infrastructure capabilities evolution design.


You must have…
Degree qualified
Several years professional experience  in  telecommunication or IT
Strong focus on engineering and architecture of NFV/SDN solutions
Knowledge of data centre infrastructure, cloud computing and virtualization architectures (IT and Telco)
Telco OSS/BSS  Solutions
Knowledge of IT standards
ITIL, ETOM and project management techniques (e.g. Prince2) knowledge
Nice to have: knowledge of Machine Learning and AI techniques
Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills (in English)
Customer oriented and systematic way of working
Ability to work across multi-functional and cultural boundaries to deliver results and change
Strong individual thinking & judgment
Open minded attitude



What’s in it for you?
28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays
Flexible working
Pension matching scheme of up to 10%
5 paid days leave for charity projects
MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes
Vodafone family and friends discount
Interest free commuter loan
Global parental leave policy for all new parents coming in 2020 which includes 16 weeks fully paid leave and upon returning to work, new parents can work part-time hours for 6 months whilst being paid their full-time salary
Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning

Our commitment

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.
Get to know us better here and find out what life at Vodafone could be like for you.
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