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Cloud and SDN Solution Architect



Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Cloud and SDN Solution Architect

Aggregate function: Technology
Business Area: VT Netw. Strategy Archit. Eng.
Posting Country: Portugal
Date Posted: 6 Jul 2024
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this.

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

What's in it for you

As a Cloud and SDN solution architect in Cloud Solutions, Orchestration and Intelligence team we expect you to run cloud solutions design for all the European Markets including MPN and Edge, in accordance with Vodafone strategy and focused on Virtual/Containerized Network Functions (VFN) and SDN needs.
As a member of Cloud solution team, technology focus from solution design and best practices perspective will be (but not limited to):

  • Virtualization and Cloud native platforms overall;
  • VMWare Telco Cloud Platform components, namely: vCloud Director, vSphere, vRealize products (vRealize Operations, Orchestrator, Log inside and Network Insight), NSX-T, Telco Cloud Automation (TCA) and VMWare Tanzu Kuberneters Grid (TKG), AVI Load Balancer;
  • RedHat OpenShift OCP and ACM;
  • Hardware and software lifecycle management
  • Infrastructure in general (hypervisor, computing, storage, Networking - physical or virtual);

What you will do

  • Prepare mid and long term technology plan, in line with Vendor’s roadmap and technology evolution, to cope with customers’ and traffic growth ensuring service quality and network performance according to business requirements
  • Solution Design (CaaS, IaaS and/or PaaS) in accordance to Vodafone needs and aligned with best practices.
  • Evaluate Vendors’ technical and commercial offers and support Supply Chain/Vodafone Purchase Company activities during commercial negotiations with the Vendors
  • Prepare mid and long term financial planning activities (Network Evolution Plan and Short & Long Range Plan)
  • Support capacity planning and its continuous monitoring through Machine Learning techniques.
  • Design cloud solutions based on the technologies mentioned above, considering efficiency, security, resiliency and automation, aligned with the peculiarities of NFV workloads (low latency, high throughput and resilience).
  • Support on RFQs, definition of reference architectures, PoCs and FOAs to assure harmonization for all European markets and by ensuring new Infrastructure capabilities evolution design;
  • Engage with the different stakeholders (internal and external) as NVI expert, to assure NVI evolution (and adoption) aligned with Vodafone Strategy;

Who you are

  • Degree qualified
  • At least 5 years professional experience in cloud and virtualization telco workload
  • Expert in data centre infrastructure, cloud computing and virtualization architectures (Telco)
  • Solid understanding of virtualization (VMWare) and containerization (Kubernetes)
  • Solid understanding of routing and switching protocols (ie. BGP / ISIS / OSPF)
  • Experience with kubernetes networking (CNIs, Service Mesh, Network Policies, Ingress/Egress)
  • Experience with Network Load Balancers and Firewalls
  • Experience designing/implementing IPv6 solutions

Nice to have:

  • Experience on engineering and architecture of NFV/SDN solutions
  • Best practice on orchestration and automation
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning and AI techniques

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

Together we can

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.