Lifecycle&capacity Nfv/sdn Sr. Engineer

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:13 Jun, 2019

Role Title: Infrastructure Life Cycle and Capacity Engineer

Location: NEWBURY

As a bold global technology leader, our products and services touch the lives of millions, as well as lending a huge helping hand to some of the country’s most crucial organisations. 

From contactless payments to connecting emergency services, our technology delivers some truly exciting initiatives, not to mention the incredible connections we make on a global level every single day. We rely on the brightest sparks to help us deliver new innovations. So if you believe, like we do, that technology can help us imagine, create and realise a more connected future – then we need you to help us achieve that goal! 
We’re focused on building the best network, providing a knockout digital experience and giving back the very best to our business customers.  What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you? 

Your role:
  • Run Data Center lifecycle and capacity planning in all the European Markets, in accordance with the strategy and the goals of NVI design team. It includes SDN design for intra/inter Data Center connectivity.

  • Particular technology focus on NVI, SDN & OSS infrastructure (hypervisor, computing, storage, Network - physical or virtual), remote access solutions, cloud, security and backup solutions; support to RFQs and definition of a reference architecture for all European markets, by ensuring new Infrastructure capabilities evolution design.

  • Special focus on the introduction of machine learning techniques for supporting performance monitoring and prediction.

Key accountabilities:
  • Analyse, evaluate and work-out the requirements for a demand in accordance to the Demand 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

  • Ensure the capacity planning and its continuous monitoring through Machine Learning techniques.


Apply if you have: <<Cover experience and qualifications here>>

  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills (in English)

  • 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

  • Open minded attitude


We’re happy if you: <<Cover experience and qualifications here>>

  • Technical Degree

  • Proven 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

  • Knowledge of data centre infrastructure, cloud computing and virtualization architectures (IT and Telco)

  • Telco OSS/BSS  Solutions

  • Nice to have: knowledge of Machine Learning and AI techniques

Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact

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