Network Strategy Manager

Newbury
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
36830
Posting date:23 Jul, 2020
Description

Network Strategy Manager – Network  Orchestration and Automation
Location: Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.


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:
In this role you will support the development of Network Strategy for Vodafone globally, directly influencing the network investments and deployments. Developing strategies that maximise our network leadership, drive innovation and cost efficiency, delight our customers and ensure Vodafone are future proof in a rapidly changing and challenging environment. 
The Network Strategy team develop strategy for Group across all network areas (including: mobile, fixed, transport, core, services, orchestration, APIs), this role will have a particular focus on; Automation and Orchestration of networks, OSS, Network APIs and Network as a Platform


Skills Required:
Strategy development and business modelling skills high desirable
Core competencies, knowledge and experience:
Good knowledge in:
Networks including mobile access, fixed access, transport, core, services network slicing, exposure functions, MEC
OSS, network management systems, service assurance
APIs, Network APIs, Network as a Platform
Domain & Service Orchestration
Automation
Analytics, AI
Platforms, platform models
Familiarity with ONAP, ETSI MANO, ETSI ZSM, TMForum APIs, IETF
Familiarity with Enterprise services/ platforms such as SDWAN, IoT, Unified Comms, MPN
Virtualisation, Containers, Kubernetes
Some knowledge in SW development useful (e.g. DevOps, CI/CD, Open Source)
Previous experience in strategy or planning  in operator environment or vendor account management highly desirable
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent communication skills
High level of motivation
Able to work well within a multinational, multicultural environment

 

 

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.
https://careers.vodafone.co.uk/working-at-vodafone
Please contact group.resourcing@vodafone.com for any application-related enquiries.

The future is exciting. Ready?


#groupresourcing

 

Role purpose:
In this role you will support the development of Network Strategy for Vodafone globally, directly influencing the network investments and deployments. Developing strategies that maximise our network leadership, drive innovation and cost efficiency, delight our customers and ensure Vodafone are future proof in a rapidly changing and challenging environment. 
The Network Strategy team develop strategy for Group across all network areas (including: mobile, fixed, transport, core, services, orchestration, APIs), this role will have a particular focus on; Automation and Orchestration of networks, OSS, Network APIs and Network as a Platform


Skills Required:
Strategy development and business modelling skills high desirable
Core competencies, knowledge and experience:
Good knowledge in:
Networks including mobile access, fixed access, transport, core, services network slicing, exposure functions, MEC
OSS, network management systems, service assurance
APIs, Network APIs, Network as a Platform
Domain & Service Orchestration
Automation
Analytics, AI
Platforms, platform models
Familiarity with ONAP, ETSI MANO, ETSI ZSM, TMForum APIs, IETF
Familiarity with Enterprise services/ platforms such as SDWAN, IoT, Unified Comms, MPN
Virtualisation, Containers, Kubernetes
Some knowledge in SW development useful (e.g. DevOps, CI/CD, Open Source)
Previous experience in strategy or planning  in operator environment or vendor account management highly desirable
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent communication skills
High level of motivation
Able to work well within a multinational, multicultural environment

 

 

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.
https://careers.vodafone.co.uk/working-at-vodafone
Please contact group.resourcing@vodafone.com for any application-related enquiries.

The future is exciting. Ready?


#groupresourcing

 

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