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Senior Technology Architect (Network Function Virtualization Orchestration)

Reference ID: TEC09883-16
Information Technology
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Role Overview:

TELUS is transforming our network with SDN and NFV! Building a distributed Telco Cloud provides flexibility and agility to deploy services and unprecedented scalability and availability. Our solutions need to integrate with, and then replace, physical networks that currently provide seamless support to millions of national and international users while creating a launch pad for new opportunities in the marketplace.

As the lead Architect on NFV-MANO, you will drive solutions across all of our services, working with senior leadership teams and cross-functional teams to realize the promises of virtualization and automation. You will create fresh new approaches on how to support our customers and services, reinventing and re-designing the Management and Orchestration (MANO) architecture of our Openstack based NFVi platform. You will be an active participant in industry development organizations, driving next generation networks and services for TELUS. In tune with vendor developments, virtualization trends, methodologies, and deployments, you will bring your expertise into developing best in class virtualization infrastructure software and design.

Business Unit Spotlight:

The TELUS Technology Strategy - Cloud Enablement team is at the forefront of virtualization technologies. With software defined infrastructure, network function virtualization (NFV) and orchestration we are providing foundational technologies and support across all TELUS services. This team provides a fast paced, dynamic environment, keeping you at the edge of this emerging technology. Reporting into the Manager of Network Function Virtualization you'll be joining a nationally distributed team working towards "making virtual... reality".

    •Set technology direction for the evolution of TELUS' NFV MANO infrastructure and services to enable auto-provisioning, auto-recovery and auto-scaling similar to private cloud •Lead & drive our MANO architecture to enable business objectives improving efficiency, operational support, and instrumentation •Actively participate in the industry by following technology trends, evaluating maturity and enterprise readiness for products and technologies, and recommending solutions for implementation •Drive, influence and present technology recommendations with senior level executives and stakeholders to ensure adoption of the TELUS pod solution •Identify and communicate impacts and outcomes of MANO evolution to various groups across TELUS; collaborate with teams throughout the organization to drive alignment on strategy & implementation •Drive implementation and support of the MANO architecture •Use industry best practices to communicate capabilities and solicit operational requirements of function tenants to deliver exceptional tenant experience


    •Expertise designing architectural solutions and building strategic roadmaps for transformational software development initiatives •Extensive experience in software virtualization (OpenStack, VMware, KVM, libvirt), with strong knowledge of NFV & YANG Model •Extensive experience working with Network Element protocols (TL1, CLI, SNMP, NetConf), and network management systems •Strong knowledge of networking and security functions related to virtualization of software & services •Ability to drive and adopt Agile development methodologies and tools •Knowledge of industry trends and standards, evolving software development and architecture concepts •Strong working knowledge of REST API and HEAT templates •Excellent communications and presentation skills for senior executive level audiences •Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to drive architecture solutions •Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering •Minimum 10 years IT software development experience, with 3 years in an Architecture role developing roadmaps and driving complex technology solutions

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

The TELUS team is as diverse as the society we live in and the customers we serve. We're also passionate about creating success for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team. And we do so by living the TELUS values and delivering on our Customers First commitments.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Posted: January 14, 2017
Closes:February 5, 2017
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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.4 million wireless ...

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