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Telco Cloud Engineer

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  30-Dec-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.

Location- UK, IT, DE, SP 

The Role 

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 Solution and Portfolio Management team, technology focus from design and best practices perspective should 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 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).
  • 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.  


With us, you will:

  • 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 (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 Long Range Plan) 
  •  Support capacity planning and its continuous monitoring through Machine Learning techniques.


 Apply if you have: 

  • Professional experience  in  telecommunication or IT
  • Strong focus on engineering and architecture of NFV/SDN solutions
  • Knowledge of data centre infrastructure, cloud computing and virtualization architectures (IT and Telco)
  • Good understanding of Virtualization/Containerization 

Nice to Have 

  • Programming skills
  • Telco OSS/BSS  Solutions
  • Knowledge of IT standards 
  • ITIL, ETOM and project management techniques (e.g. Prince2) knowledge
  • Nice to have: knowledge of Machine Learning and AI techniques

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.