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SDN Architect

SDN Architect

Job Title: SDN Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00012854_1494855101
Contact Name: Andres Meneses
Contact Email: andres@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: May 15, 2017 14:31

Job Description

Your experience within Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Architectures can prove a vital asset to my client. My client is one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world when it comes to communication and networks infrastructure; an industry leader of mobile satellite communications to keep people connected at all times anywhere - anytime.

Who are they? What do they have that makes them unique?

Current fleet of over 10 of the highest calibre satellites currently in operation

Renowned for making communications, platforms and infrastructures push the limits of what was thought to be possible, innovation, technology and connectivity is at the heart of everything they do

Pioneers in the development of some of the most advanced satellites in the world (currently being used by the Ministry of Defence and the BBC to mention a couple of big names)

They operate in over 80 countries, have over 40 offices worldwide, with presence in over 60 locations

Currently in the process of launching a state of the art brand new satellite (costing over £2Billion) that will shake and shape the current fleet of satellites in operation, pushing the limits of speed and scope

I am looking for an experienced Software Defined Network Architect who will have the opportunity to work across a diverse set of network technologies and telecommunications technologies, specializing on the proof-of-concept and prototype phases for new technologies, and also being subject matter expertise on the topics of SDN and NFV.

The successful candidate will be capable of interacting with stakeholders at all levels, eliciting user requirements, developing and analysing alternative system-level architectures, generating technical specifications. The role will draw upon the expertise of technical and software defined network specialists

You will be working within the research and development team for the one of the most advanced joint ventures on satellite solutions (two of the biggest providers in the world)

Below are some further details on the role. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply.

The SDN Architect will work with some of the most skilled solutions engineers in the country when it comes to IT, networks and satellite platforms. This job includes:


Bringing deep subject matter expertise on the topics of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization technologies as applied to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) into a small, dynamic and multidisciplinary team.
You will work closely with the Director of research and development who is responsible for delivering products and services relevant to different clients
Working on a number of related satcom projects, and perform tasks as necessary during the entire lifecycle of the research and development phases
gaining new knowledge in a rapid way, as well as exploiting previous experience, to help the team achieve their goals on time

To be a good fit for the SDN Architect role, you will need to show proven experience of designing and implementing large scale systems using SDN connectivity and virtualization for NFV.

A Background in the following will be beneficial for this role:

Bachelor Degree level education (Computing Science, Engineering, Telecommunications or related technical discipline)
Extensive history of working in a relevant communications, network infrastructure or related computing infrastructure field.
Comprehensive experience and demonstrated expert knowledge in: Software Defined Networking (SDN) with a particular preference for Contrail/Open Contrail and/or Open Daylight; Virtualization using Open stack/Docker or other common container and VM technologies
Excellent knowledge of IP networks (network switching and routing, TCP/IP, UDP/IP and multicast).
Experience of tunnelling protocols such as PBB-EVPN, VXLAN, LISP

To be successful you will possess some of the following abilities

Able to translate between business requirements and the needs of the technical community in the form of Requirements specifications, architecture specifications and technical designs.
Open source tools development, implementation, and collaboration experience
Experience of working in satcom or telecommunications
Ability to build systems from scratch and a desire to be hands-on;
System software development experience
Deep understanding of modern rapid and agile development methodologies and test-driven, iterative development practices;
Strong interpersonal skill and oral and written communication skills;
Willingness and commitment to travel.

Role:SDN Architect
Salary:Up to £70K (DOE) + Excellent benefits

Skills: satellite, networks, architecture,SDN,NFV, OpenDaylight, Openstack, cyber, it, itil, communications, protocol, Network design, Network Operations, , platform, VM technologies

If you are looking to develop your career within the satellite industry including proof-of-concept and prototype phases for new technologies, with the opportunity to have regular contact with main stakeholders within clients, please apply now. This role is a unique opportunity for someone looking to have a mix of key activities with the opportunity to progress within the company and work across a variety of sectors for an extremely well respected satellite development systems and solutions

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.



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