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Product Architect - Software Defined Networking

Location: Remote
Job ID: 1011920HV
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Remote: Yes

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Meet The Team

As a product architect you will provide architectural design direction, define network features and capabilities, plan for customers SDN/NFV requirements of our hybrid cloud products and services, drive strategic discussions on network infrastructure as code as well as customer agility and operational efficiency. You will ensure quality and consistency of the software architecture across the products and services and provide day-to-day technical guidance to the development teams. You will research, recommend and implement frameworks and capability models that control costs, provide higher quality, and improve the product administrator, user, and support experience. You will work closely with product, UX, engineering, marketing, and the field to develop and improve product offerings. You are expected to stay current on business initiatives and objectives, especially as these relate to network, infrastructure, and development architecture issues. You will also remain up-to-date on current and emerging technologies and development tools.

What You Will Be Doing

As a Software Defined Network (SDN) Product Architect you will develop SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Architecture to support network automation in products and services
• Work with product teams to evaluate the market and industry, identify gaps and opportunities, and define product and feature requirements
• Work with engineering teams to architect, design, and realize product features
• Evaluate, recommend, and adopt open source solutions related to SDN and NFV
• Design - Lead product and service feature development in SDN area
• Support field in customer focus solution development based on Hybrid Cloud products and services
• Address customer needs and issues to ensure a successful product in the market. This requires a competency in business, customer service, and technology
• Collaborate across the company and partner ecosystem to incubate and innovate products and features
• Mentor and coach a shared and globally distributed engineering team to meet the business needs through design, execution, and validation to ensure high performance and quality of our products and services

What You Bring To The Team

Minimum of 6 to 10 years of relevant industry experience
• Strong experience in Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking subject matters and experience architecting, designing, and automating network functions
• Architecture knowledge of Software Defined Network security and network security platforms
• Proven knowledge in areas of network and infra orchestration, management, and virtualization
• Strong understanding of Datacenter, Telco, Core, and IP networks, as well as edge and remote networking, and network functions
• Knowledge and experience in cloud computing platforms, Open Network Function Virtualization platforms (such as OPNFV and Open Daylight), various industry projects, forums, and standards organizations (such as TMF and ETSI)
• Experience in customer facing roles, working with product development, and engineering organizations
• Experience in contributing to opensource projects
• Experience on cloud management platforms, cluster management platforms, and container orchestration (i.e. - Kubernetes)
• Experience with container-based and microservices development architectures
• Hands on experience in some of the following technologies or their equivalents: node/javascript, go, REST, gRPC, bash, and/or related technologies
• Fluent with software engineering practices like DevSecOps, agile methodologies, continuous integration, test automation, and continuous delivery
• Extensive technology and design experience with SDN, Networking Orchestration, cloud-based solutions, and Virtual network architecture
• Proven software development agile methodology experience pertaining to network orchestration and virtualization.

Preferred Expertise

Relevant experience in the use, configuration, and interconnectivity of cloud and on-premise infrastructure (server, network, storage) for product, application, or online service development and delivery
• Have worked on complex problems/projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors
• Have exercised significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives
• Experience using Container management technology such as Kubernetes and Docker.
• Experience with API development.
• Experience working on Linux, building containerized services and with Kubernetes based deployments.

Key Skillsets

• Relevant experience in the use, configuration, and interconnectivity of cloud and on-premise infrastructure (server, network, storage) for product, application, or online service development and delivery
• Have worked on complex problems/projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors
• Have exercised significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives
Networking, Software Defined Networks, Architectural Design, Product Architecture, Open Source, Cloud, Development, Orchestration, CI/CD, Virtualization
• Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to complex business issues; seen as a subject matter expert
• Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams; may participate in cross-functional initiatives
• Provides mentoring and guidance to lower level employees
• Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies

Any of the following:
• Bachelor's degree in Technology with any industry specification
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering with any industry specification
• Equivalent degree
• Equivalent industry related experience

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage as we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed, and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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