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Principal Solution Architect 5GCloudEdge

Date: 31-Dec-2020

Location: Sydney (Macquarie Park HQ), Australia

Company: Singtel

About the role:

The Principal Solution and Senior Product Architect, 5G Cloud Edge is part of the Product Engineering team that is responsible for delivering Optus Enterprise Product roadmap, to be executed across Singtel and Optus Enterprise in order to mobilize behind the emerging enterprise market. Woking on the latest technologies based on 5G and Edge compute.


This will require working in convergence with the wider Product team across Optus Enterprise units and Singtel to develop and deploy the integrated Services Roadmap and sourcing required board level stakeholder agreement and investment.  This is a senior role interfacing with customers to drive POCS and Solution’s anchored on 5G, Cloud and Edge technologies. The role will also be accountable for the customer use cases, feeding those use cases back to the product management team, and will also be responsible for the deep technical architecture and hands on to develop the actual customer outcome, these roles will also lead in design and architecture and or work prioritisation when necessary, as well as hands co-development.

This role is aligned to the VP for Enterprise Mobility and the Director of Technology Development in Singtel GE, you will be responsible for aligning to the Singtel product road map and leading the build of Australia in conjunction with working with sales to localize the Australian roadmap and customer builds and use cases.

You must have demonstrable experience, understanding and a clear knowledge of the ICT, 4G/5G - Networking, Cloud and Security Infrastructure and software technologies which will be key in this role, as will be an individual who can provide tangible evidence of character qualities such as drive, energy, passion, resilience and the hunger to succeed. These skills will also be applied to the emerging world of 5G connectivity and its associated features and functions.



We are seeking for a hands-on Architect, who will be part of the software development team of Group Enterprise 5G/IOT product house, understanding the architecture and design of the 5G business services platform and contribute on the product design and trials for the 5G business services platform. In this position you will work with the different development, business and product teams, to:

  • Understand in depth, the architecture and design of the 5G business services platform to the extent of being able to install and deploy the platform for enterprise customer trial engagements.
  • Design solution architectures for 5G apps and facilitate trial deployments of the 5G apps on the business services platform
  • Co-develop 5G applications with enterprise customers and partners and facilitate customer trials/experiments and internal R&D trials/experiments.
  • Working closely with the Product Architect and wider product engineering team for the build out of the Paragon platform and customer use cases. This will require at times to be a technical lead and allocate work whilst been hands on yourself.
  • Participate and advise on common platform functionality, and consistent, best-practice application design.
  • Participate on the move to full SaaS deployment and management
  • Contribute technical and thought leadership to the SingTel’s/Optus 5G platform initiative, and how to leverage IoT and big data management, Security/privacy, AI/ML components into the platform architecture.
  • Evangelize the platform for use by other business units within SingTel/Optus and group companies and lead the solution design for these applications to effectively use the platform.
  • Interact with implementation partners and customers to understand their needs, and feed this back to the development teams and roadmap.
  • Participate in technical partnership conversations and due diligence.
  • Participate and lead in technical evaluations of partner technology with a hands on approach.

Experience required

  • Senior level experience in successful architecting and delivery of complex, integrated IT Solutions in Telecommunications & ICT
  • implementing complex Security and network-based solutions in a highly virtualized environment, with Private and Public Cloud, AWS, Microsoft, Cisco, and Optus networks
  • Previous experience in packaging practical Technology Solutions offerings and successfully taking them to market
  • Understanding of the unique requirements for Enterprise and Commercial customer use of private cloud, hybrid cloud, and public cloud
  • Knowledge of infrastructure components, developing the “Software-Defined Data Centre”, virtualization technologies, middleware and SOA
  • SDN, Cisco, Juniper, Open Source/Flow networking
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of cloud-based ISV, SI, and Developer partner ecosystems
  • Familiar with building developer ecosystems around IaaS/PaaS and Cloud Services offers
  • Skilled in matrix management & virtual teaming with a strong ability to motivate staff & collaborate with others members of the management team
  • Experience with cloud and virtualization technologies such as AWS, OpenStack, KVM, MySQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, Hadoop, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of global service provider data centre and cloud market drivers and requirements
  • Advanced Enterprise Architecture Skills across cloud-based capabilities
  • Skills must be a combination of Application devolvement underpinned by sound Infrastructure and Networking background.


Technical Skills required

Programming Language

Java (J2EE and J2SE 1.8 or higher)

Additional knowledge on Python or Scala would be preferable

Database Technologies

Any one SQL and NoSQL database

Source code Management and Build

GIT, Maven

Scrum/Task Management



Any one Pub/Sub library

Dev Ops & Containerization

Docker, Jenkins

Scalable deployment

Kubernetes (basic hands on knowledge)

Machine Learning Libraries

Any one ML library like R, H20 or similar

Big data Platforms

Spark (Core and Streaming) or Hadoop

File systems


Enterprise architecture

Designing modular and scalable enterprise architecture, in a completely open and API driven manner.





Optus is a place where we let you do you. Whether you’ll be working in our corporate offices or in a retail store, we are a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:​ 

  • A competitive salary  

  • Discounts on products and services  

  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities 

  • Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year  

  • Flexible work options  


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We are proud to offer a variety of options to work in different ways, such as flexible hours, remote working, job share and part-time. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you. ​ 


At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us - we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re creating a better tomorrow for all Australians. We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.​ 


Curious about our culture? Go behind the scenes with our people by searching​ #OptusLife on LinkedIn.  ​ 


Due to COVID-19 and the rise of job applicants in the market, it may take us a bit longer than usual for us to come back to you. We appreciate your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times.​ 


Please no recruitment agencies, we’ll be managing this role in-house. Any resumes submitted outside of our process will be deemed the sole property of Optus.