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Cloud and SDN Engineer

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted:  04-Dec-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent with work from home stipulation (RO Only

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.

Role Purpose:

As Cloud and SDN Senior Engineer in Network Virtual Infrastructure Design (NVI) team we expect you to run data center lifecycle for all the European Markets, in accordance with Vodafone strategy and focused on Virtual/Containerized Network Functions (VFN) and SDN needs.

As a member of NVI team , technology focus from 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 inside), NSX-T, Telco Cloud Automation (TCA) and VMWare Tanzu Kuberneters Grid (TKG);
  • Hardware and software lifecycle management with focus on security;
  • Infrastructure in general (hypervisor, computing, storage, Network - physical or virtual);
  • Automation and CI/CD.
  • Design Backup Solution to support Telco Cloud Platform.

Your Day to Day:

  • Design infrastructure 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).
  • Manage the project lifecycle, coordinating suppliers engage with peers and other stakeholders during the development and implementation phase in accordance to the Delivery Management Process
  • 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;
  • Run business cases to support NVI evolution.  
  • 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
  • Design solution High Level 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.

Core Competencies

  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills (in English)
  • Customer oriented and systematic way of working
  • Ability to work across multi-functional and cultural boundaries to deliver results and change
  • Strong individual thinking & judgment
  • Open minded attitude
  • Degree qualified
  • Several years professional experience  in  telecommunication or IT
  • Knowledge of data centre infrastructure, cloud computing and virtualization architectures (IT and Telco)

Nice to have:

  • Strong focus on engineering and architecture of NFV/SDN solutions
  • Programming skills
  • Telco OSS/BSS  Solutions
  • Knowledge of IT standards
  • ITIL, ETOM and project management techniques (e.g. Prince2) knowledge
  • knowledge of Machine Learning and AI techniques.

Our Benefits

  • In this pandemic period we have 100% work from home for your safety! 
    • ​​​​​​​We are looking for colleagues outside Bucharest as well ​​​​​​​
  • Medical & Dental Care Services
  • Life Insurance
  • Unlimited voice & data mobile subscription & special offers for terminals 
  • Fuel card / Meal tickets / Private pension 
  • Various special discounts (education, tourism, electronics, auto, etc.)
  • Access to sports clubs at special prices.

Join us @ _VOIS

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.