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Snr Solution Network Architect 5G Cloud

Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: Macquarie Park, Australia

Company: Singtel Group


About the role:


The Senior Solution Network Architect (Telco), 5G Cloud Edge is part of the Product Engineering team that is responsible for delivering Optus Enterprise Product roadmap, that is executed across Singtel and Optus Enterprise to mobilise behind the emerging enterprise market.

This is a senior role interfacing across multiple interfaces with customers, product managers, internal networks teams, and Singtel teams to drive primarily new product development anchored on 5G, Cloud and Edge technologies. The role will also be accountable for architecture, primarily for networking services within the products been built by Optus Enterprise, and the requirements and how they will integrate into the core packet network, and the associated networking features that will be available. This architecture and design work will be based, on the customer use cases, feeding those use cases back to the wider product team, and other stakeholders in the business.

This role is also aligned to the Head of technology and Product development in Singtel, you will be responsible for aligning to the Singtel product roadmap, and translate that to the local market demands and the make them applicable to the local network topology in Australia. You will effectively act as the conduit between Singtel Product teams, Australian product teams, and the core network team in Australia.


You must have demonstrable experience, understanding and a clear knowledge of 3/4/5G – Networking, telco core, 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.




  • 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 the scoping of 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 5G 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.
  • 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 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:

  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing complex, telco and enterprise-grade, configurable, scalable products.
  • Skills and experience in networking, associate with Telco deployment, Packet Core, MPLS, BGP, VRFS, 3/4/5G, radio networks, and associated features for the 4/5G network.
  • A background in systems-level thinking and design. Combined with the ability to translate technical strategy and architectures into concrete, minimal viable products, with the right trade-offs and phasing.
  • Deep understanding of the architectural principles for cloud-based platforms that include SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, infrastructure as code, and continuous availability.
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across various cross-functional teams and groups.


Ready to say Yes? Apply with confidence today.

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
  • Blended 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, partial remote working, job share and part-time. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you. ​Our flexible hybrid remote model lets our people work across home and one of our offices across Australia.


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Please no recruitment agencies, we’ll be managing this role in-house.