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Senior Telco Cloud Architect - Opportunity for Working Remotely

Company: VMware
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Consulting Architect - Worldwide Telco Practice
Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
The Worldwide Telco Practice within WWPS is one of the leading innovation groups at VMware working closely both internally with the Product/Engineering/Sales teams and with customers to promote, design, deploy and manage VMware's Telco Cloud Platform in turn helping our customers in modernizing Telco networks.
Do you love collaborating on finding solutions to hard problems? Have you always wanted to work on a dynamic team that is inspiring change across the industry? Are you passionate about acquiring skillsets for leading technologies? Do you like to work in a high-end team with both pre-sales and post-sales hats? Do you enjoy helping and encouraging others to accomplish their goals?
If this sounds like you, then we'd love to speak with you about joining our team. As a Telco Consulting Architect, you will acquire an intimate understanding of our customers' business, their strategic goals and the specific requirements of Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Network projects. You will demonstrate the technical abilities of the consulting team and will propose, drive and lead a solution that assists the customer in achieving their business goals and outcomes.
As you join VMware, you will help grow a company that makes meaningful and significant technology solutions and is committed to being a "force for good" in technology. Our mission is to become the trusted foundation for accelerating innovation in an unpredictable world. VMware software is essential for making the applications and devices your family and friends use every day a reality. Which means your work is essential for transforming everywhere.
Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
As a Telco Consulting Architect, you hold responsibility for gathering and vetting Telco customer requirements to create an architectural design consisting of virtual infrastructure, configuration recommendations and planning, and identification of deployment validation processes and procedures. We will help you get there by:

  • Enabling you in the first 30 days by offering the best training in VMware's Telco Cloud Platform and products and providing resources to help you train at the right pace for your learning curve.

  • Within 60 days, you will be able to engage in a customer initiative where you will start acquiring intimate knowledge of the customers' business and its strategic goals and use your in-depth knowledge of VMware Telco Cloud Solutions Design, Infrastructure Deployment, Management & Administration to work with sales, pre-sales, and customers on building successful delivery roadmaps.

  • Within 90 days of employment, you will be able to ensure the solution being delivered is fit for purpose through referencing the initial business goals and objectives, demonstrating commercial and scope awareness, and understanding the wider technical landscape and how it relates to/integrates with customer environments

  • Within 120 days of employment, you will be expected to take ownership of business outcomes, lead technical project teams and take accountability for all project deliverables further developing your documentation, technical writing and interpersonal skill

  • Within 180 days, we expect you be on your journey to becoming the trusted advisor for our customer. In addition, you would be a great partner for our Sales teams to help them upsell our products.

  • At the end of your first year, we expect you to be an expert in VMware's Telco Cloud solutions such that you can enable a global team of resources to be more effective in their jobs working with VMware's Telco Cloud solutions. You will also be helping us grow the team finding talent similar to you.

    The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

    • Articulate solution design, integrating both technical and business concepts, and present a transformational journey to project stakeholders.

    • Carry billable activities such as: technical contribution and guidance in project planning, lead in high level and low-level design, solution validation, impact analysis of change requests, etc.

    • Use your Telco and cloud infrastructure knowledge to engage with Telco customers and drive use case requirements discussions.

    • Create high and low-level telco-grade designs while functioning as a resource for "Best Practices" and driving adoption of VMware solutions.

    • Maintain current, high-level technical knowledge of the entire VMware Telco Cloud product lines and future product direction and expert level knowledge of the core VMware product line and your specialist areas.

    • Use your VMware and Kubernetes professional certification levels to design and deliver Telco Infrastructure automations, onboard Cloud Native Network Functions and assist in scripted infrastructure projects.

    • Assist in the development of our consulting service offerings as well as developing white papers and best practices.

    • Participate in the pre-sales process and help drive understanding of customer's business and technical objectives inside VMware while helping the Sales team build client relationships.

    • Leveraging hands on technical skillset and help to quickly build trustworthy relationship with customer in pre-sales stages through technical workshops, RFX responses, PS solution customization, scoping exercises and LOE estimation etc.

    • Drive professional service solution and sales in your accounts.

    • Act as lead architect/technical governance in post-sales deliveries together with regional delivery organization.

    • Maintain a long-term relationship with customer and drive add on sales during delivery.

    • Drive efficiency in delivery model.

    • On job enablement to regional delivery organization.

    • Assist with refinement and optimization of customer lifecycle and VMware Telco Cloud portfolio.

    • Work closely with Service Provider & Edge BU to give field feedback on new product and roadmaps, and be the pioneer of learning, selling, and delivering new technologies to Telco customers.

    • Support crafting enablement content when needed.

    • Above all we drive successful business outcomes for our customers and provide valuable insight to our product teams.

      Required Experience & Skills:

      • Deep understanding of the telecommunication market and NFV/SDN context, standards, technology and use cases.

      • Experience in customer-facing positions as a professional services architect, consultant or engineer, preferably with a Telco consulting firm or a network solution, equipment or software vendor.

      • Cisco CCNA/CCNP/(optional CCIE) or equivalent level/certification.

      • Five years recent experience in architecting and designing Data Center Automation and Network Function Virtualization Private Cloud Solutions.

      • Understanding of cloud native application concepts.

      • Experience with workflow systems and automation solutions and portals.

      • VMware Certified Advanced Professional certifications or VMware Certified Design Expert certification or TOGAF certified.

      • Bachelors or Masters degree or equivalent technical training.

      • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

        What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
        The hiring manager for this role is Vasanth Murali, Practice Lead, Worldwide Telco Practice. Vasanth strongly believes in letting his Team shine through their contributions to enable the customers' and VMware's success. He believes that everyone in the Team are in it together and have the opportunity to take the initiative and lead with conviction to deliver the best outcomes. He is looking for passionate, driven individuals who can envision the big picture and tackle challenges to advance the customer's needs in modernizing their networks.
        Where is this role located?
        This role is fully remote, allowing you the flexibility to work from the location you feel most productive and comfortable, or the location agreed upon with your hiring manager. You will be expected to live within a number of time zones from your team as defined by your business.
        What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?
        You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting .

        • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

        • Generous Time Off Programs

        • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

        • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

        • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)

        • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

          *For New York City based candidates the hiring range for this position is typically $154,000-$277,000. The actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be found at .
          This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.
          Category : Services and Consulting
          Subcategory: Consultant
          Experience: Business Leadership
          Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
          Posted Date: 2022-11-07
          VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what's possible today at
          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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