Solution Architect - Data Center

Location: The Americas

Date: 01-Nov-2017


Reference: IPC119

Solution Architect

General Purpose:
Nokia is a key supplier to help operators on their transformation journey to Telco Cloud business. This includes the delivery and operation of highly customized Cloud Data Center Solutions. Planning, Design and Architecture of such Cloud Data Center Solutions will be executed in a “Design Center”, which includes also a “Service Experience Center” for customer show cases to demonstrate the professional design, delivery and operation of Cloud Data Center.
Nokia Design Center requires Senior Professionals, responsible for applying technical knowledge in translating client business requirements into a customer solution in dedicated domain of competence. Will have an advanced understanding of Operator business drivers and technology. Able to apply advanced methodologies for the analysis, design and planning of solutions, but also for the later maintenance and operation.

Main Responsibility Area:
Responsible for telco / enterprise- and service-oriented architecture (SOA) as well as the new directions that cloud computing can take both. Understand the new security models. Enable the security technology required to keep business processes effective and efficient and data moving to and between private, public, or hybrid clouds. Provides technical leadership for junior Solution Architects. Captures and manages customer requirements using industry best practice. Manages assignments independently. Defines and manages detailed requirements for the solution during delivery- and operational phase for large scale or high complexity projects. Works with senior technology leads and solution consultants internally and with partners to design solutions based on customer requirements. Presents solution architecture & design, respectively design of the maintenance and operational processes to customer for verification and makes required adaptations. Acts as bridge between sales and delivery phase to identify and manage risks and ensure customer satisfaction.

Job Description:
The Solution Architect is technically responsible for the Cloud Data Center solutions, including the related maintenance and operational processes. Being also the technical expert for these solutions she/he will contribute to the development of new services around the Cloud Data Center. This includes the permanent improvement of the design, delivery, maintenance and operational delivery processes with target of highly automated and tool supported execution.

Key tasks:
- Design and planning of Cloud Data Center Solutions for operators
- Design of Maintenance and Operational processes for own delivery
- Create and present use/show cases for the Service Experience Center
- Create full set of customer documentation for designed and planned Cloud Data Center
- Support new service development for Cloud Data Center Solutions
- Delivery process automation
- Tool development, supporting the automated delivery
- Enablement and training of new team members

Additional Requirements:
- BS in engineering, computer science from a reputable institution

- 5+ years in the IT industry
- ITIL Expert Certification
- Detailed knowledge of Platform, Infrastructure, and Software as a Service (PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS), including the players and solutions that are available on the market
- Strong solution definition and delivery experience
- Detailed knowledge of IT architectures, procedures and methods
- Deep understanding of Cloud Data Center related products and technology
- Knowledge and understanding of Telco/Enterprise Cloud architecture
- Design use cases and demonstrate it to the customer
- Create and build documentation and training concepts
- Excellent understanding of networking and ability to capture and analyze any erroneous scenarios
- Good presentation skills to share the experiences and lessons learned to other team members
- Entrepreneurial spirit and sense of personal responsibility
- Desire to learn new skills and new technologies
- Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- High level of self-motivation and maturity
- Team Player
- Experienced to work with minimal supervision
- Creative and problem solving mind-set
- Prioritization and project management techniques
- Customer support oriented
- Effective communication; internal and external
- Fluent English is essential

Specific knowledge and experience on the underlying products and technologies:
- Deep understanding of Cloud stacks and main features / use cases (OpenStack, VMware)
- Advanced Storage technologies (e.g. HP, EMC)
- Main SDN use cases ( Data center SDN, WAN SDN, Service chaining)
- Juniper Contrail, Brocade SDN controllers, open Daylight, ALU Nuage would be bonus!
- Virtual networking concepts
- Data center redundancy, backup and restore, disaster recovery, high availability
- Virtualization concepts and specifications acc. to ETSI NFV (MANO is desirable)
- Understanding of LINUX platforms and distributions (e.g. RedHat, Wind River)
- Basic knowledge on blade server architecture (e.g. HP, vBlock, Dell …)
- Cloud management platforms (e.g. vRealize, CloudForms)
- Orchestration and Automation concepts (scaling, life cycle management …)
- Certifications preferred (e.g. VMware, Juniper, Cisco, HP …)
- ITIL framework and how this can be applied for cloud transformation
- Test or code automation based on Dev-Ops hands on knowledge
- Programming skills on Python/Perl as backend and UI based Java Script/Django
- Modeling languages such YANG/TOSCA & Heat
- Know how on Cloud/DC management tools such as (at least 1) Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Engine, Microsoft Azure, RedHat CloudForms, VMWare vRealize, CA, Netflix
- Hands on with SDDC, Cloud & virtual aspects either on

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