Product Architect SDN/NFV

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:08 Nov, 2019

Role Title: Product Architect SDN/NFV 

Location: Newbury
At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.


As a bold global technology leader, our products and services touch the lives of millions, as well as lending a huge helping hand to some of the country’s most crucial organisations. 


From contactless payments to connecting emergency services, our technology delivers some truly exciting initiatives, not to mention the incredible connections we make on a global level every single day. We rely on the brightest sparks to help us deliver new innovations. So if you believe, like we do, that technology can help us imagine, create and realise a more connected future – then we need you to help us achieve that goal! 


We’re focused on building the best network, providing a knockout digital experience and giving back the very best to our business customers.  What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?    


Our Team:


The team are accountable for the successful development and delivery of Software Defined Network and Virtualization Product within Vodafone Group. Providing solutions to both our global sales function as well as local market consumption. The candidate will need to have good in depth knowledge of Enterprise networks, Software defined networks and also ideally cloud network virtualization.


Joining us as an SDN/NFV Product Architect you can be part of the team defining Vodafone’s own SDN network. The Future is exciting. Ready?

With us you will:    
  • Be a technical leader for the Cloud Networking Virtualisation product solution

  • Be accountable for the Product architecture and high level design of the product, ensuring that the Product Requirements (as defined within the Market Requirements Specification) are met by owning the overall design

  • Determine product/service technical building blocks and how they interact

  • Translate functional and non-functional requirements into solutions that span the end-to-end technical implementation

  • Be responsible for Testing design and review/ signoff of exit documentation for build & test

What you can expect from us:
  • The opportunity to work as part of a team defining Vodafone’s own SDN products with around £40m currently invested. 

Apply if you have:
  • Broad understanding of fixed connectivity products, cost elements and commercial offers (traditional and next generation IP data and voice)

  • In depth knowledge of cloud hosting and network virtualisation

  • Proven Experience of design, implementation and roll out of telecoms services

  • International experience or matrix working
  • Experience of SDN and virtualisation technologies 

Commitment from Vodafone:


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a 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. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact


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