Network Engineer Authority

Aggregate function:  Technology
Business Area:  VT Netw. Strategy Archit. Eng.
Posting Country:  Germany
Date Posted:  1 Sep 2023
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.

Cloud and SDN Solution Architect (m/w/d)
Job-ID: 210175

At Vodafone, we work every day to build a better future. For a world that is better connected, more inclusive and more sustainable. Because for us, technology is only as strong as the people who use it.  

As Cloud and SDN solution architect in Cloud Solutions, Orchestration and Intelligence team we expect you to run cloud solutions design  for all the European Markets including MPN and Edge, in accordance with Vodafone strategy and focused on Virtual/Containerized Network Functions (VFN) and SDN needs

What you can expect: 

  • As "Cloud and SDN Solution Architect" (m/f/d) and member of the Cloud Solution team, the focus from solution design and best practices will be the virtualization and cloud native platforms overall (e.g. VMWare Telco Cloud Platform components, namely: vCloud Director, vSphere, vRealize products, NSX-T, etc.).
  • You will manage the hadware an software lifecycle as well as the infrastructure in general (hypervisor, computing, storage, Networking - physical or virtual).
  • You develop a design for 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). 
  • You 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. 
  • You engage with the different stakeholders (internal and external) as NVI expert, to assure NVI evolution (and adoption) aligned with Vodafone Strategy. 
  • You will run business cases to support NVI evolution. 

What distinguishes you: 

  • A qualified university degree and several years of professional experience in telecommunication or IT. 
  • Good knowledge of data center infrastructure, cloud computing and virtualization architectures (IT and Telco). 
  • A strong focus on engineering and architecture of NFV/SDN solutions are preferred. 
  • You have strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills (in English). 
  • You are characterized by a customer-oriented and systematic way of working. 
  • Ability to work across multi-functional and cultural boundaries to deliver results and change. 

What we offer you: 
We are Future Ready, are you? Coming together as a team at our locations is important to us, but so is our individual flexibility. Take advantage of our Full Flex Office working model and, after consulting with your manager, work not only at your place of work, but also from wherever you feel comfortable and up to 20 days per year from other European countries. And we also support you in other ways, for example with flexible working hours and health offers to help you achieve a good work-life balance. We help you and your family in all situations. In addition to a generous parental leave scheme, we actively support you in childcare or caring for relatives, for example. You decide which of our training and continuing education programs will support your individual development and apply your knowledge directly. Our health and mindfulness programs offer you a good balance. You work in international teams and contribute your skills there. Exchange ideas with colleagues in various networks and learn from each other. You will receive an attractive salary and a modern pension plan. What else do you need? Choose from many additional benefits exactly what fits into your life. 

Technology by and for people - with it, everything is possible. As part of Vodafone, we support you in a career that pays off. In every respect. It starts with you. It starts now. 

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.