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Cloud and SDN Senior Engineer

Posting Country:  Italy
Date Posted:  16-Nov-2021
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.

Role Purpose

Key accountabilities and decision ownership

  • Analyse, evaluate and work-out the requirements for a demand in accordance to the Demand Management Process.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Prepare mid and long term financial planning activities (Detailed budget, regular budget updates and Long Range Plan)
  • Evaluate Vendors’ technical and commercial offers and support SCM and VPC activities during commercial negotiations with the Vendors

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • 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

Key performance indicators

  • Deliver in Time, Quality, Budget
  • Stimulate European efficiency

Must have technical / professional qualifications

  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience
  • Several years professional experience  in  telecommunication or IT
  • Knowledge of IT standards
  • ITIL, ETOM and project management techniques (e.g. Prince2) knowledge
  • Strong focus on engineering and architecture of NFV/SDN solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of data centre infrastructure, cloud, virtualization architectures and operational processes
  • Cloud computing architecture and design (IT and Telco)
  • Telco OSS/BSS  Solutions

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.