Technical Leader NFVO

London (Greater)
30 Dec 2021
29 Jan 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.


This role is created to provide technology leadership in NFV Lifecycle Service Orchestration area for Cloudified telecom services deployed on Sky Telco Cloud platform.


What you'll do:


* Technical Leadership for NFV Lifecycle orchestration for VNF, CNF and PNF workloads underpinning 4G/5G Mobile Data, Mobile and fixed voice services across multiple countries
* Play a key role in formulation of NFV strategy and own the NFV roadmap including integration with Telco Cloud IaaS/CaaS layer and CI/CD pipeline
* Lead RFP's, TPOC's for differentiating strengths and weaknesses of vendor solutions
* Offer TDA support for various NFV Squad's providing technology direction and day to day technical leadership
* Author solution designs, RFP artefacts and presentations for senior exec's
* Technical engagement with Vendors to understand their roadmap and provide inputs into it based on capabilities required by the Sky Telco Cloud Platform


What you'll bring:


* In-depth Knowledge of either one or more NFV orchestration solutions Open Source based such as OSM or ONAP and COTS Based such as Amdocs NEO, Nokia CBAM/CBND, Ciena Blue planet, Cisco Elastic Services Controller
* Strong understanding of YANG/TOSCA, YAML for modelling cloudified telco services
* Deep understanding of ETSI MANO standards, OpenStack, K8S, and CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins, Gitlab or Concourse
* Working experience with Scripting languages (Python/Ansible) to automate from Instantiation to Service Ready Network Functions (VNF/CNF/PNF) on Open Stack and K8S Platform
* Understanding of Kafka, API Gateway, persistence technologies, ELK, Grafana, Prometheus and Zabbix are desirable
* Understanding of Kafka, gRPC, model driven telemetry, persistence technologies is desirable


Comms Group: we are responsible for the Strategy, Architecture, Design, and Operations of all Telecom services provided by Sky across the Group (UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy). We deliver 4G/5GMobile, Broadband and Fixed Line services using cutting edge technologies and modern operational paradigms such as SRE and Agile. From High scale routing, Network Automation, Telco Cloud, SDN/NFV to Software Development and Data science for predictive operations, we embrace modern technologies, practices, tools with strong focus on people development to provide the stability and performance that our customers depend on.


The Rewards:


There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:


* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences


Where you'll work:


Brick Lane:


Our Brick Lane office is in the heart of the East End of London. It's part of a vibrant and diverse community; close to street food, cafes and shops.


The closest tube station is Aldgate East and Liverpool Street is about a 10-minute walk.




We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.


At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.


And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.


Why wait?


Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.


Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.


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