Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Düsseldorf


Senior Design Engineer (f-m) NFV, SDN and Virtual Infrastructure(Job Number:


 Role Title: Senior Design
Engineer (f-m) NFV, SDN and Virtual Infrastructure

Location: Duesseldorf
Germany, Vodafone Campus


At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations,
acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across
30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering
tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our
strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving
our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.


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

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



Role purpose:

Run Virtual
infrastructure &OSS infrastructure design, in accordance with the strategy
and the goals of the design team, being accountable and responsible for
engineering, design, and implementation of NFV/SDN solutions for the European
markets. Driving the harmonization and consolidation strategy of systems within
the sub-domain. Manage the relevant relationships with the stakeholders to
ensure that system strategy and functionality is in line with the market

Particular technology
focus on (but not restricted to) VI & OSS infrastructure (hypervisor and
computing, storage, network - physical or virtual), remote access solutions,
cloud, security and backup solutions.



With us you will:

- Analyse, evaluate and
work-out the requirements for a demand in accordance to the Demand Management

- Manage the project
lifecycle, coordinating suppliers engage with peers and other stakeholders
during the development and implementation phase in accordance to the Delivery
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


Apply if you have:

- Degree qualification or equivalent

- At least 3 years of
professional experience in telecommunication or IT

- Strong focus on engineering and
architecture of NFV/SDN solutions

- Strong knowledge of data centre
infrastructure, cloud, virtualization architectures and operational processes

- Cloud computing architecture and design
(IT and Telco)

- Knowledge of IT standards

- ITIL, ETOM and project
management techniques (e.g. Prince2) knowledge

- Telco OSS/BSS  Solutions

- Ability to work across
multi-functional and cultural boundaries to deliver results and change


We are happy if you: 

- Have strong communication
and negotiation skills

- Are customer oriented and have
a systematic way of working



Commitment from

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,
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About the company

Vodafone Group plc /ˈvoʊdəfoʊn/ is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London and with its registered office in Newbury, Berkshire. It is the world's 2nd-largest mobile telecommunications company measured by both subscribers and 2013 revenues (behind China Mobile), and had 434 million subscribers as of 31 March 2014.

Vodafone owns and operates networks in 21 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries.[4] Its Vodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in over 65 countries.