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Network As A Platform E2e Solution Arch

Data: 13-gen-2021

Luogo: Milano, IT

Società: Vodafone

Role purpose:

  • To develop and deliver Networks as a Platform (NaaP) E2E architecture according to Vodafone Strategy . Lead and  deliver the NaaP architecture implementation across all Network domains as a design authority.
  •  Drive technical relationship with Network as a Platform vendors through requirements specification, roadmap and solution benchmarking
  • Interface to NaaP Design & Development team to drive business requirements and develop final architecture


Responsible for the delivery and driving of the E2E Network as a Platform Architecture and 3 Year Plan, tracking the delivery across all network domain and markets.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • To deliver Vodafone Technology Strategy leading the development of Network as a Platform  (NaaP) from idea to deployable solution.
  • To deliver the NaaP  architecture across all Network domains and markets
  • Contribute to definition of strategy and to design of E2E NaaP solutions
  • To define and deliver 3 Year Network as a Platform Roadmap
  • Build and manage Vodafone NaaP solution. Deliver NaaP API exposure and abstraction layer.
  • To develop vendor Strategy to secure right ecosystem is in place for Network as a platform. Support or lead RFQ based technical assessments.
  • Participate in Agile projects building the required solutions

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a mobile networks
  • Excellent analytical skills (listening, questioning, challenging etc.)
  • Knowledge of public cloud service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS services)
  • Basic knowledge of Infrastructure as Software (Container Orchestration, Observability, CI/CD)
  • Excellent communication skills – able to understand and interact in both business and technical languages
  • Able to provide strong leadership within a multinational, multicultural environment.
  • Modern security practices
  • Modern API platform design

Key performance indicators:

  • Network as a Platform architecture delivery in Time/Cost/Quality
  • API exposure layer
  • Network abstraction layer
  • Budget Compliance
  • Risk Management

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

  • Technical expertise in Network technologies.
  • Agile Project management
  • University degree in Engineering

Budget owned:

Network Architecture  budget allocated to Network as  a Platform

Dotted reports:

Projects can include multiple dotted reports in other Group/OpCo teams