SDN/NFV Cloud Networking Product Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. Other
Posting date:06 Apr, 2018

Role Title: SDN/NFV Cloud Networking Product Architect

Role Location: UK


Here at Vodafone, we connect everybody to live a better today, and build a better tomorrow. That could be providing superfast network speeds to smartphones, providing ‘unified communications’ through fixed solutions, making the lives of farmers easier with mobile money payments or streaming music into a car. As you can imagine, this means that we have a vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people making Vodafone a great place to work.

Are you ready to help our customers discover, understand and enjoy the best that connectivity can offer? The adventure starts here.


Here we don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work.  For us, happy employees equal happy customers.


Our Team:


This role is a crucial element of the fixed connectivity product development team, with the principal manager being accountable for the successful development and delivery of Software Defined Network and Virtualisation 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 cloud network virtualisation.

In addition, the Cloud Networking product architect will need to ensure that all impacted solution providers are aligned to the product end state and as such provide guidance to the functional towers (Networks/ IT / Service Design etc.) on the interpretation of the product requirements specification as well as assisting in the development of key New Product Development deliverables including Network and IT HLD/LLD & service designs.


With us you will:

  • Product technical leadership – Defining and delivering the Technology solution to meet product requirements.

  • To deliver products on time and to budget, meeting the key business and customer outcomes

  • Identify, secure and manage resources required for their projects

  • 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.

  • 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


We need you to 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.


Must have technical qualifications:

  • University degree in electrical / electronic / telecommunications engineering or similar.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the enterprise technology market

  • Experience of design, implementation and roll out of telecoms services, preferably gained in an international environment/global context.


Commitment from Vodafone:


We are not only multinational but multicultural too. 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. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition or any other individual need, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on


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