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SDWAN Product Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  05-Jun-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.

The Role

The Product Developer will contribute as software engineer to evolve product and services towards the delivery of world class enterprise customer solutions aligned with the vision of Vodafone’s connectivity Portfolio.

The Product Developer will be working with a team of architects, technical designers, and other developers to build next generation software defined network solutions.

Purpose of the team is to build best in class products/services – from MVP to a full product

The role will involve understanding networking foundational concepts, learning about different connectivity technologies, fixed and mobile, with a specific focus on more advanced network architecture and technologies, API and programming approaches used for SDN, Infrastructure as a Code covering a wide range virtualised and Cloud scenarios.


The role will involve using DevOps methodologies to develop components and capabilities as part of a E2E solution following Vodafone common models, practices and adoption of open API standards.
The team will be managing work through Agile tools and framework, so good knowledge of this and how to work within it is desirable


This role will be to deliver on the following:

  • Design and build components and end to end SDWAN/NFV solutions
  • Application & SW engineering with focus in all areas of advanced network systems
  • Customizing SW and implementing to 3rd party physical and virtual environments
  • Introducing new features and concepts into carrier networks
  • Ensure the design and development embrace Vodafone technology model, methodology and standards
  • Engage with Commercial and Product Management functions to collect and discuss requirements and solutions
  • Support or own the creation/development of service scenarios and component, including Yang/Tosca models, artifacts, code snippets, etc.
  • Keep up-to-date on latest technologies, trends and relevant vendors on modern software defined network modelling and development
  • Present solution to technical and not technical audience and run know-how transfer sessions
  • Ability to continuously learn and grow in both technical and soft skills areas
  • Develop and nurture a growth and solution driven mindset
  • Endeavour to be a pro-active team player, capable to be part of a high performance team, capable to deal with multiple workloads and prioritising the most relevant activities

With us you will:

  • Deliver the technical Product Collateral such as the Technical Service Description, technical options paper, Product technical HLD and provide Solutions Consultant guidance that underpins the product.
  • Product technical leadership – Defining and delivering the Technology solution to meet product requirements.
  • Review technical documents from suppliers that underpin the solution and support delivery teams to align activities to product solutiona
  • To deliver products on time and to budget, meeting the key business and customer outcomes
  • Ensure Vodafone Customers benefit from the latest technological advances to get the best possible customer experience and identifying opportunities for innovation of the product portfolio
  • Create software and documentation for product/solution for the assigned areas
  • Review of functional requirements in line with desired customer functions/solutions
  • Support overall product strategy for Connectivity services as part of system architecture & integration
  • Review and refine end to end service models
  • Ability to master complex problems and summarise them in simple terms, based on target audience


Apply if you have:

  • Experience in working in virtual and multinational teams, with proven record of delivering goals in matrix organisations
  • Ability to manage multiple & changing priorities and follow-up until delivered.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • Must have core expertise in a good number of topics on network infrastructures enabling Systems and Tools applicable to the SDN and NFV market
  • Experience with infrastructure/service declarative modelling, and any of the following: JSON/XML or Yang/Netconf/Tosca
  • Understanding of API methodology and API gateways.
  • Virtualization and orchestration (VM, Containers, Kubernetes)
  • Cloud and cloud-native application concepts with some expertise to work in either AWS or GCP and containers/K8S
  • Practice on automation and Infrastructure as a Code technologies: Ansible/ Terraform / CloudFormation, etc
  • Technical knowledge in IP data networking and in non CLI driven device configuration

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.

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