BT Lead Consultant/Manager, S&IT in Bangalore, India

Key Purpose of the Role:

  • This role will formulate and align technical and solution architecture for one of the sub-platform within OSS – planning area for core and access network.

  • Candidate should have good understanding of n/w technologies and service provisioning and routing process.

  • This role will be the technical design authority for any enhancements done to the applications under the sub-platform, the role demands analysis of the system changes and approving the design.

  • Evolve the strategy, roadmap and architecture of the sub-platform aligning to business transformation needs, estate simplification targets and future technology requirements like SDN, NFV and Cloud strategies.

Successful candidates need to possess hands on technical expertise in at least one of planning toolsets with implementation experience. Should have strong technology background on Java, database management systems, Cloud technologies.

Prior experience in telecom service provider or with system integrators on telecom projects is a must.

Experience in OSS components for Network / service inventory, service activation/service provisioning would be additional advantage.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Front facing into Lob Strategists, Portfolio Architects, CE leads, E2E Designers and Bridging into Platform for architecturally compliant solutions - extend/capture architecture uplifts where appropriate as a result of transformation initiatives

  • Close involvement & participation in all solution design stages across the LoBs - to inform and steer the designs to use the Platform (components, SDKs, industry standard data model – TMF SID) in a compliant way.

  • Accountable for Technical Design Assurance & Quality of designs done by Component designers in their functional area (ensure Designs by component designers include non-functional and other software engineering standards).

  • Ownership of functional area architectural direction/strategy, roadmaps and technology choices – document Design Patterns as Blueprints

  • Drive Transformation Business Cases to reduce systems complexity and costs – For new/key transformations oversee implementation through delivery with close cooperation with Platform Delivery leads

  • Drive System Rationalisation & Simplification feasibility studies, justify business benefits of rationalisation proposals

  • Business Analysis (incl RIAs) for supporting LoB business cases – estimate more accurately (with inputs from component leads) – to ensure architecturally strategic solutions are not avoided due to mis-estimation. ROMs will be backed-off by Delivery leads before putting forward.

  • Architecture conformance reviews for their areas – spotting any architectural deviation and doing deep dives as necessary to bring back in line with architecture.

  • Involvement with Operations to understand user-experience to inform the direction of improvements – drive specific enhancements to components in their areas

  • Drive specific pieces of work in their areas (e.g. deep dives in very specific areas/components)

  • Strong understanding of networking technologies like IP, MPLS, DWDM, Carrier Ethernet, VPN, Broadband etc.

  • Strong understanding of telecom OSS/BSS architecture with focus on OSS.

  • Ability to quickly gather requirements, explore multiple approaches and suggest optimal solutions

  • Strong mentoring skills. Should be able inspire people based on the designs and intellect.

  • Experience of independently designing and delivering subsystems of a larger solution

  • Passion to do software development and Proof of Concepts with actual coding and troubleshooting.

  • Interface externally with equipment vendors, ISVs during PoC, cost estimations.

  • Proven analytical & problem solving skills

  • Experience in leading small teams / projects / PoCs

  • Must have a strong interest in learning new skills/technologies and curiosity to explore various technologies and solution approaches.Excellent listening skills, writing skills & oral communication skills.

  • Experience

  • B.E. /B.Tech/M. Tech. (in any stream) from IIT/ IISc or equivalent university.

  • 8 – 10 years of experience in the Telecom and OSS

  • Should have done implementation of at least one OSS COTS product– fulfilment application - Inventory, activation, planning, network integrity or workflow for mature telecom provider.

  • Netcracker

  • Amdocs Cramer

  • Ericsson Telcordia Granite (XNG)

  • HP SA

  • Or Home grown tools performing OSS functions.

  • Certifications from standard bodies like TMF on Frameworx will be advantage.

Job: IT, Systems and Security

Title: Lead Consultant/Manager, S&IT

Location: India-India-Bangalore

Requisition ID: 99607