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Connectivity Virtualisation Product Engineer

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  19-Jul-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 Role This role is within Vodafone Business Product & Solutions, Unified Comms and Connectivity Practice. The successful candidate will work closely with Group Product Management to take new products to market. He or she will provide technical consultancy to identify and qualify new concepts before translating requirements into design and delivery. The role is highly interactive and requires the ability to work with several internal departments and external partners as well as Group and Local Markets teams. 


The Product Engineer will directly contribute to the evolution of connectivity product and services as part of Vodafone’s world class enterprise customer solutions. He or she 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 and solutions, from Minimum Viable Product to a full product.


The teams role will involve end to end design of products through to delivery, ensuring the process is carried out in the most efficient way, achieving the best fit into the Vodafone networks and IT systems, and taking into account low level platform and infrastructure design as well as end-to-end lifecycle management of products. This will require understanding of 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, covering a wide range virtualised and Cloud scenarios.  The role will utilise DevOps methodologies to develop components and capabilities as part of an end to end solution following Vodafone common models, practices and adoption of open API standards.  


The specific focus of this role within the team is to develop and integrate the existing SDWAN product portfolio into an automated virtual function platform working across customer end points, network PoPs and cloud. You will focus on all aspects of the design, delivery, lifecycle support and automation of these capabilities including the HW, Virtualisation, OS and VNF deployment and lifecycle management

with us you will:
• Solution selection, design and lifecycle management
• uCPE and compute HW and OS selection and development
• Drive component selection and approach for virtualization platforms on selected HW
• VNF deployment, solution stitching and lifecycle management
• Platform integration - Solution Automation and Assurance
• Translate functional and non-functional requirements into solutions that span the end-to-end technical implementation
• Drive exposure and integration via API with other layers and NaaS perimeter
• Product and platform Testing design and fulfilment.
• E2E delivery accountability for the product. Ensure the technical solution meets product requirements, within time frames and to budget.
• Drive vendor roadmaps
• Supporting sales teams with product expertise
• Vendor contracts and lifecycle management


Apply if you have:
• Broad understanding of fixed enterprise connectivity products, IP networking and data technologies. Experience of SDN and virtualization technologies.
• x86 / Arm CPU knowledge
• Integration and management experience of whitelabel HW,
• Container and virtualization experience, ideally working on CPE devices and Cloud PoP
• Agile development experience and DevOps / CI/CD know how
• Strong understanding of API driven architectures
• Proactive individual, successful leading, a virtual team with the ability to Influence and build effective relationships with peers across the business
• Good Knowledge and understanding of the enterprise technology market
• Proven history in design, implementation and roll out of virtualisation and API driven 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.

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