Virtualisation Design Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:15 Mar, 2018

Virtualisation Design Architect – SDN/NFV

Location: Newbury


About the Opportunity

Drive Go To Market for Vodafone´s Virtualization Strategy E2E for the introduction of Domain and Service Orchestrator, Virtualisation layer, SDN Data Centre Controller, and VFN Applications. Drive Virtualization to mass Market Deployment through the delivery of;

Market Readiness plans, Deployment Standards and Blueprints, Technology Guidance and Strategy KPIs, Roadmap, Vodafone Technology Standards. Drive Market Adoption of Deployment Standards.

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.

As we evolve into a truly digital company, Vodafone Group Technology spans across the entire Vodafone footprint and drives our technology advancements, to enable us to be the best and most secure in unified communications.


What you will do:

Drive Virtualization to mass Market Deployment through the delivery of; Market Readiness plans, Deployment Standards and Blueprints, Technology Guidance and Strategy KPIs, Roadmap, Vodafone Technology Standards for all major Virtualisation elements including Domain and Service Orchestrator, Virtualisation layer, Hypervisor and VIM, SDN Data Centre Controller, and VFN Applications (VNF, EMS, specific VNFM) and SDN Transport Controllers.


You will be responsible for: 

  • Translate E2E Virtualisation Strategy and Architecture components to related Virtualisation Deployment Standards that enable implementation of Vodafone Ocean programme (network transformation to orchestrated NFV and SDN)

  • Deliver detailed economic assessments, TCO models and business cases as part of network investment plan proposals for new virtualisation elements initiatives deployment.

  • Drive alignment with markets for market adoption of Vodafone´s Ocean Roadmap, Deployment Standards in accordance to Virtualisation Strategy and KPIs targets.


About you:

  • As a technical expert in Cloud & Virtualisation technologies and SDN/NFV products, you will have:

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in the field of integrated NW and IT Cloud & Virtualisation technologies (NFV/SDN).

  • Delivery experience of HLDs and Blueprints, Business cases, TCO models and Standards for new products and technologies.

  • Technical experience in Core networks and multimedia, all IP services

  • Proven track record for successful delivery of new technologies and products and the ability to balance and resolve conflicts of interest.

  • Excellent analytical skills (listening, questioning, challenging etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills – able to understand and interact in both business and technical languages

‘’Digital transformation is a journey not a one off-event. It needs to be nurtured and grown by talented people who experiment, fail fast and innovate at pace’’.

About Vodafone Group

We empower our consumer and enterprise customers to be confidently and securely connected. Our unique capabilities create the best voice and data to our customers and continue our advancement in the Internet of Things (IOT), BIG Data, Cybersecurity, Cloud & Hosting, TV and Video. We’re heading to an exciting future – fancy being part of our Vodafone Gigabit growth?


What’s in it for you?

We’ll help you be the best you can be, with dedicated support and mentoring, plenty of opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life balance. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career, and achieve your full potential.

As well as a generous basic salary, annual company bonus, you also have 28 day’s holiday, company pension scheme, Life Insurance, product discounts and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

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