NFVi Solution Architect

Job Description

Date: Aug 22, 2019

Ericsson Overview

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential everyday. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.


Job Summary

The NFVi Solution Architect is expected to analyze, dimension, prepare, implement and verify the configuration and integration of infra-structure elements which are the base of complex Telecom integration projects. Scope could include the scenarios of upgrade/modification and re-configuration of a complete NFVi/Cloud solution.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

Technical or Bachelor degree in IT-related areas should have worked as IT Infra SME or Cloud Infra Architect, for 7+ years, working with complex implementations

  • Large experience in designing and implementing IT Infrastructure projects 
  • Datacenter (Servers, Blades, DC-Network, iSCSI, FCoE, SAN, Storage, Backup)
  • Familiar with solutions in Linux environments


Required Skills and Experience or job summary:

Total experience of 7+ Years and relevant and proven experience in following subject matter areas

  • Scope, define & design solution offerings; driving end-to-end technical solutions
  • Analyze customer technology, define business requirements & participate in risk analysis
  • Work with core team on list of potential activities & solutions
  • Develop technical presentations & proposals, & perform customer presentations
  • Support deployment of solution
  • Provide primary contact and feedback to Global R&D units.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer, documentation & information sharing
  • Stay abreast of on new technology/technical areas & share information about solution to enable customer competence build


Abroad experience and knowledge in the following technologies below:

  • Knowledge and experience building Cloud infrastructure and virtualization, Network function virtualization.
  • Virtualization and Networking Technologies (i.e. KVM, SR-IOV, VMware. Neutron, FUEL, VxLAN, OVS)
  • Knowledge and experience in Openstack.
  • Understanding of IP and IT networking technologies:  (Switches :Juniper 4300/4600 & Pluribus, Routers: Cisco 9K, Firewalls A10 Thunder)
  • Knowledge and experience in Storage technology: VNX / ScaleIO.
  • Knowledge and experience Backup Server. Commvault would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in Datacenter HW Expansion: Control and Data Fabric and Computes.
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV/SDN)


Desirable at least one of corresponding Certifications:

  • Virtualization solutions certifications (like VMware)
  • Linux Administration Certifications.
  • Openstack certifications


Core Competences:

  • Creating & Innovating
  • Language skills, fluent in English and (Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Applying Expertise & Technology
  • Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Problem Solving & Troubleshooting skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Team work & collaboration skills
  • Cross-cultural Sensitivity & Adaptive to Change
  • Entrepreneurial & Commercial Thinking
  • Ericsson Portfolio Knowledge


Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Plan the implementation of the Product Configuration / Integration work
  • Create IT Infrastructure High Level Design (HLD/LLD):
  • HW & SW description for each IT environment component.
    • Rack mount Design and Physical Network/SAN Topology Design.
    • Compute Layer & Virtualization Design
    • Storage Design.
    • Compute Application Nodes configuration
    • Database Physical and Logical Design & Nodes configuration.
    • Backup tools, polices and process.
    • Geographic Redundancy detailed Design
  • Execute Product Configuration & Integration work
  • Prepare acceptance test and handover to customer
  • Identify and drive performance improvements
  • Perform Post Project activities and handover
  • Eventually might Support presales activities, including assessments


Additional Requirements, Physical Demands, Region/Local Specifications:

  • Available to travel at least 25%


LOCATION: Based on Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Perú OR Uruguay




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Primary country and city: Brazil (BR) || || São Paulo || Consulting&SysInt

Req ID: 290505