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Program Architect NaaS in Utrecht


As Program Architect for Network-as-a-Service you innovate and develop the NaaS platform in order to drive value generation in the VodafoneZiggo strategy. You will lead the NaaS Blueprint team and provide the individual projects with the optimized solutions to provide our Network-as-a-Service.

With your strong desire to be up-to-date about emerging technologies and new digital platform trends, you are able to provide thought leadership and perspective, for adoption of these technologies and/or trends where appropriate.You enjoy enabling teams in their solution delivery. Within the NaaS program core-team you take the lead in the technical architecture and design to deliver the best NaaS enviroment.

This is how you do it

  • As lead of the Blueprint team, you deliver together with the team, solution direction for the best Orchestration platform and underlying infrastructure on an enterprise scale to provide the best NaaS environment.
  • You will be the technical ambassador for Network-as-a-Service and align with other architectural teams/departments and running programs to prepare them for NaaS and commit to the blueprint guidelines.
  • You have experience with the following technologies and techniques:
    • Co-develop and execute the long-term NaaS Platform vision & strategy;
    • Co-develop the NaaS Platform long-term planning and initiatives as part of the technology LRP;
    • Take architecture and design decisions regarding NaaS;
    • Set design principles regarding NaaS and enforce the design principles in close cooperation with the blueprint team;
    • Manage stakeholder engagement in the development of opportunities & capabilities;
    • Align between business and Technology tribes regarding NaaS solutions;
    • Knowledge about Cloud, Docker and Container orchestrators (eg. K8S, OpenShift).
  • Inspire teams to adopt NaaS philosophy through knowledge sharing and training sessions.
  • Document best practices in our internal knowledge base.

You Strengthen
As Program Architect in the NaaS core team, you will strengthen the team to transform the organisation to a NaaS enabled one. Together with the Program Manager, Business Assurance and Sponsor you complete the core-team to architect/design NaaS within VodafoneZiggo. Alignment with other programs and architecture tribes is one of the main tasks to ensure consistency for Network-as-a-Service within VodafoneZiggo. We have big dreams and ambitious goals to pursue. For this, we are working hard every day for the very best result. We challenge each other, help each other, continuously improve ourselves and have lots of fun along the way. Obviously as a professional, you get lots of freedom to shape your own work, responsibility and space to put your own ideas into practice.

Who we are
VodafoneZiggo is a company of two strong Dutch companies who joined forces. Since January 2017, we have been a strong combination together in the Netherlands. As a communication provider, we offer our customers the best in entertainment, mobile telephony, fixed telephony and internet. With our products and services we inspire people, companies and society to make contact. Whether on the road, at home or at work.

With more than 8000 employees, we are full of energy, ambitious and socially involved. Proud of what we perform and with whom we do this. With plenty of room for everyone to develop and take advantage of opportunities.

Our organization is rapidly and massively transforming itself to become more customer oriented, more adaptive, more responsive, more data-driven and more digital focused. This implies big changes to our IT, Network and our way of working. The Program Architect for Network-as-a-Service plays a crucial enabling role in this transformation.

You have it in you
A grounded person who keeps calm during busy days and is able to reflect this on others. When there is some quick solution thinking necessary, you already have some options in mind and ready to share it with the program/project teams and are able to explain directions on Sr. director level. As Program Architect for Network-as-a-Service you know how to provide guidance to others, not just because you have the knowledge available but also because it comes naturally to you. Most of your time will be alignment and convincing tribes about the direction to be taken. 

In addition, you have:

  • Master level education with a technical background;
  • Knowledge & experience with NaaS/Network Orchestration solutions;
  • Experience in Business Plan development;
  • Experience in enabling the transition to a fully operational NaaS environment;
  • Able to convince others, based on arguments rather than on hierarchical power;
  • Proven experience stakeholder management on senior management level;
  • Very analytic, quick information absorption, broad knowledge on VZ Network and Telco processes, high output results;
  • Understanding of Open API, TM Forum, Network Automation and Network Orchestration, SDN, VNF, NSO, CloudNative.

Enjoy the benefits
Based on a 40-hour working week at VodafoneZiggo, you can count on:

  • A gross salary between €4.450 and €6.350 per month, plenty of growth potential and an attractive bonus plan to boot
  • 20 days of paid leave
  • A monthly Benefit Budget of 14.95% of your gross salary. To use as you see fit! Put money aside for an adventurous (or super leisurely) holiday? Save up for a sabbatical? Take a few extra days off? Or simply spend the extra cash on whatever you fancy? It is up to you!
  • Unlimited Learning! Take an online programming course and discover the developer in yourself. Team up with colleagues for Spanish classes. The VodafoneZiggo menu has thousands of educational choices – an all you can learn experience!
  • A voucher for a smartphone, and a Vodafone subscription to go with it. And yes, you can use it for personal calls as well
  • Discounts on Vodafone and Ziggo products and services
  • A worry-free pension plan that also allows you to save extra
  • An NS-Business Card tailored to your personal travel habits. Including a 1st class option, that you can even use for personal trips
  • The option to work part-time
  • Flexibility: work where and when you perform your best, connected working 2.0
  • We value social impact. You can participate in social initiatives during work hours and increase your positive contribution. An example? By joining our Online Masters program, you can teach children how to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly
  • Setbacks in your personal life? We offer excellent (financial) arrangements to minimize the impact of adversity. For example when you are unable to work
  • Substantial discounts on health insurance, sports memberships, day care and (much) more

You do it
Are you up to the challenge as a NaaS architect at VodafoneZiggo? Click on the application button and reply.

Any questions? Just call Alexander Wich at: +31 6 24927067 or send us a message; recruitment@vodafoneziggo.com

*A pre-employment screening is part of the hiring process.

This job vacancy is part of our search for a new VodafoneZiggo colleague.
It is NOT to be used for purposes of acquisition.

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