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BICS - Network Automation Architect

Task Description

  • You will work with senior leadership to formulate and carry out the strategic plan for automation;
  • You evaluate and report on the automation strategic benefits, meeting our digitalization business objectives (customer empowerment) and our operational objectives (employee empowerment, cost optimization, Time-to-market);
  • You monitor the improved “Time to Value” using automated, consistent and self-documenting processes;
  • You are also responsible for the tactical implementation plan (Technology, People & Processes);
  • You define the technical framework considering all relevant artefacts including:
    • Security, compliance, access management;
    • Infrastructure Environments (WAN, Data Centers, Clouds, Telco Service Functions) & integration requirements/constraints;
    • OSS/BSS integration requirements;
    • Infrastructure development methodologies (waterfall, Agile) & ambitions for infrastructure CI/CD;
    • System availability & timings.
  • You anticipate, identify, track and resolve technical issues and risks affecting delivery;
  • You derive from automated solution the impact on the people, customers and processes;
  • You evangelize re-use & programmability through implementation of shared engineering assets. Support the efforts for cross-training and collaboration, as well as mentoring other LESS-experienced members aiding in the automation directions;
  • You follow up on the development teams' deliveries and resolving technical problems.


Your Profile

  • You have more than 4 years of proven successful experience in the automation technology arena;
  • You have more than 6 years of proven architectural experience and skills from design, requirements and reviews;
  • You have broad infrastructure architecture experience (WAN, Data Centers, Clouds, Telco Service Functions);
  • You have in depth knowledge and experience with infrastructure automation design and services, including HA (High Availability), Service modelling, IaC (Infrastructure as Code), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service);
  • You have experience with management interfaces that facilitate network automation: netconf/Yang, Openconfig, Gnmi, Rest-API;
  • You have a proven background in scripting infrastructure deployments (Automation);

    Proven experience in solutions like Ansible, Teraform, CloudFormation, Cloudform, Cisco Nso, Ciena Blueplanet, etc;

  • Strong experience programming in Python and preferably in other languages such as Java, C, ...
  • You possess the ability to work autonomously and to cope with ambiguity;
  • You can balance cost against benefits and you have the ability to integrate technical solutions within broader organizational & business contexts;
  • You have experience presenting automation technology concepts to business executives and technical team
  • You embrace the BICS values: Think Forward, Strive for Leadership and Achieve Together. Within your area of expertise, you challenge the status quo and you stimulate others to think outside the box;
  • You are keen on working within a multi-cultural environment and you are fluent in English.


What's in it for you?

  • International environment. You will be part of an international diverse team and you will have the opportunity to make a global impact.
  • Great company culture. You will be working in a dynamic working environment, driven by 3 core values: Think Forward, Strive for Leadership, and Achieve Together. We look after the well-being of our employees and organize internal events such as happy hours, sports and relaxation activities, parties, etc.
  • Career development. From development plans, to trainings and internal mobility, we are committed to ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to maximize your potential.
  • We offer an attractive salary package including:
    • A competitive base salary and short-term incentives
    • Comprehensive insurances including hospitalization insurance, outpatient care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and travel insurance, fully funded by BICS
    • A supplementary pension plan, fully funded by BICS
    • A flexible mobility package including company car or car allowance, mobility budget for commuting, bike lease, etc
    • A Telco pack at home including free internet and a mobile phone
    • Many other benefits such as meal and eco vouchers, 32 vacation days, homeworking possibilities, corporate discounts, ...

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Company description

As a leading international communications enabler, BICS is connecting the world by facilitating reliable and secure mobile experiences anytime, anywhere.
Our solutions are essential for supporting the modern lifestyle of today's device-hungry consumer - from global mobile connectivity, seamless roaming experiences and fraud prevention to global messaging and the Internet of Things.

Are you looking to join a company with a diverse culture based on collaboration and trust? If so, then this could be your next career challenge. With a team of about 600 employees and 52 different nationalities, BICS is a melting pot of different cultures where the diversity of our people is cherished.

Join us, and together we can change the world of international communications

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