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SDN Architect

Enterprise Architect

Greater London Contract / 3-6 months £425 - £500 per day

Fantastic contract opportunity for an SDN Architect to join an established Systems Integration and Digital Service company on a 3-6 month contract assignment.

The role
As a Technical Consultant specialising in the Software Define Networking and/or Network Function Virtualisation space, you will be liaising directly with clients. You will be expected to advise them on choosing and implementing appropriate solutions for future networks, empowering them to innovate and position themselves at the vanguard of the telecommunications industry.

As a specialist consultant you will be using your knowledge of SDN and NFV technologies as part of a project team within design and implementation phases to understand and validate customer requirements, provide high and low level designs as well as peer reviewing designs from colleagues.

You will play a key role in our consulting engagement team ensuring the delivery of projects within distinct programmes of work or across multiple work-streams. You can also expect to use a broad range of skills including; delivery management, project management and technical knowledge.

Detailed activities
Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical leadership in the engineering, design, implementation of software define network projects
  • Supporting the Operational and Design Architects in order to provide a customer design that meets customer requirements
  • Documenting the solutions designs, including High Level and Low Level documentation
  • Working in trending Network, Virtualisation, Cloud, Server and Data Centre technologies
  • Defining test specifications and performing Proof of Concept exercises in the areas of your expertise

Required Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Articulate with excellent documentation and presentation skills
  • Presentable with natural gravitas and credibility
  • Able to show clear examples of innovative thinking and where obstacles have been overcome
  • Proactive and willing to take ownership of technical solutions and project deliverables

Required Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in consultancy within the TMT market either within a technology vendor, systems integrator or management consultancy
  • Solid experience in vendor assessments (RFI/P/Q) against solution requirements
  • Broad experience in Transport Networking and Telecommunications
  • Solid experience in Software Define Networking architecture
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Network Virtualisation (ETSI NFV Framework)
  • Exposure to and Data Centre and Cloud technologies
  • IP networking experience including protocols such as BGP, OSPF/IS-IS, MPLS, MPLS VPNs, VLANs, etc.
  • TCP/IP and key protocols such as ARP, HTTP, DNS
  • Open Source Software knowledge (install from package, build and install from source)

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrable experience in developing SDN-centric architectures and applications
  • Virtual networking / emulation (mininet, Open vSwitch OVS)
  • Hypervisor experience (KVM, VMware, VirtualBox)
  • OpenStack cloud computing
  • RESTful API programming

If you feel this position excites you and is one which you’re technically suited for, feel free to apply via the job boards.

Job Reference: JO-1607-88461

Salary: £425 - £500 per day

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Job Duration: 3-6 months

Job Start Date: ASAP

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