Product Development Engineer

United Kingdom
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:26 Jun, 2020

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? 


The Role

The Ready Network development team is accountable for all Software Defined Network and Virtualization product technology within Vodafone Business. Designing, building and evolving our key platforms for both Vodafone's international and local market Enterprise customers.

Vodafone has ambitious plans for its connectivity business and has been recently identified by Gartner as a leader in the Service provider quadrant. To meet Vodafone’s strategy it is actively expanding and evolving its technology domain, and as such is looking for expertise in Cloud and Virtualization technologies to help lead key elements of its New Product Development.
The successful candidate will have responsibilities covering the breadth of new product development and as such will have good working knowledge of Product development lifecycle, Enterprise and Software defined networks, cloud network virtualization and also experience of software scripting/coding.


The Product development engineer will be responsible for :

  • The end to end product design, development and successful delivery of quality solutions to meet the market requirements.
  • Translate functional and non-functional requirements into solutions that span the end-to-end implementation; this includes determination of costs for development the end-to-end solution.
  • Ensuring that the end-to-end design complies with Vodafone design principles. Working with all the functional teams (service designers, IT and network Architects) to certify clear and effective solutions delivering to product requirements
  • Ensuring test strategy covers complete solution, working with test team to validate results, support any routes to resolution and sign off exit reports,
  • Work with the VF operational teams to ensure suitable product end to end In-Life Operating Model exists
  • Determine product/service technical building blocks and how they interact. i.e. the scope of what’s to be delivered. Deliver the relevant documentation.
  • Engage with vendors to set the technical product feature requirements and drive product improvement.  
  • Engaging key product stakeholders to communicate product performance in life and identifying opportunities for improvement. 
  • Accountable for the technology development strategy and alignment with Centre of Excellence, functional towers and product roadmaps.

With us you will:

  • Deliver the technical Product Collateral such as the Technical Service Description, technical options paper, Product technical HLD and provide Solutions Consultant guidance that underpins the product.
  • Product technical leadership – Defining and delivering the Technology solution to meet product requirements.
  • Review technical documents from suppliers that underpin the solution and support delivery teams to align activities to product solution
  • To deliver products on time and to budget, meeting the key business and customer outcomes
  • Ensure Vodafone Customers benefit from the latest technological advances to get the best possible customer experience and identifying opportunities for innovation of the product portfolio


Apply if you have:

  • In depth knowledge of cloud hosting and network virtualisation
  • Proven Experience of design, implementation and roll out of new products & services,
  • International experience or matrix working
  • Experience of SDN and virtualisation technologies.
  • Broad understanding of fixed connectivity products, cost elements and commercial offers (traditional and next generation IP data and voice)



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