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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
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.