Sdwan Virtualisation Senior Manager

  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

Vodafone Business has invested heavily in its connectivity solutions over recent years, none more so than SDWAN, being recognised for the second year running as a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant.
As part of this ongoing investment Vodafone is looking to expand its SDWAN development team. This new role is a crucial element, with the principal manager being accountable for the successful development and delivery of a number of Software Defined Network Products within Vodafone Group. These solutions being sold to both Vodafone’s international and local market customers.

The candidate will be accountable for the design, development and delivery of the solutions as well as the associated product platform enablement providing both automation and assurance of e2e services for Vodafone’s markets.

The candidate will require experience of Enterprise telecommunications, Software defined networks, cloud network virtualization, product development and ideally have software development experience. A proven leader able to demonstrate both technical leadership but also able to influence key peer and senior stakeholders.

With us you will:

  • Technical leadership for key Enterprise SDWAN products.
  • To be the Product Design Authority, ensuring that the Product Requirements are met by owning the overall design
  • Translate functional and non-functional requirements into solutions that span the end-to-end technical implementation
  • Develop and own Product HLD/LLD
  • Product and platform Testing design and fulfilment.
  • E2E delivery accountability for the product. Ensure the technical solution meets product requirements, within time frames and to budget.
  • Drive vendor roadmaps
  • Good knowledge of market, trends and key vendor solutions
  • Supporting sales teams with product expertise
  • Vendor contracts and lifecycle management
  • SDWAN / SDLAN Technology vision & strategy for designated products
  • Technical accountability for solutions
  • Vendor management


Apply if you have:

  • Broad understanding of fixed enterprise connectivity products, cost elements and commercial offers (traditional and next generation IP data and voice)
  • Good knowledge of IP networking and data technologies. Experience of SDWAN and virtualization technologies.
  • Good knowledge of Cloud platforms and API and Data Driven architectures
  • Experience of design, implementation and roll out of telecoms services,
  • Agile development experience and DevOps / CI/CD know how
  • Proactive individual, successful leading, and working within a virtual team with the ability to Influence and build effective relationships with peers across the business



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