Customer Delivery - Software Architect

  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Alternate Location
    Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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While reading our job description, please remember - we understand from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. You should apply if you feel you are the right person for the job and have the ability to learn and deliver results! 

Who You Are

We are looking for a highly experienced Software Architect to join the SP Software and Automation delivery team on Orchestration Projects at a major SP.


Among the responsibilities, the Architect would need to be proficient in the following:

- Experience in software engineering & driving large/complex solutions delivery with deep practitioner knowledge on Agile methodologies (including tools like Rally, Jira) & CI/CD and Test Automation (Jenkins, Go pipelines, Robot, Git, Artifactory)

- Network Programmability understanding of NETCONF/YANG, REST, JSON, Telemetry. Scripting skills and Unix Shell.

- Strong knowledge in one or more development languages, such as Python, Java or similar 

- Be the technical point of contact for a team of developers/co-development 

- Strong analytical skills with focus on SQL databases and data presentation through dashboards, e.g. Grafana

- Experienced in model-driven telemetry, Telegraf + Influxdb

- Working with docker and kubernetes for containerized applications

Technologies:   NSO, CNC/PCE, YANG Models, CICD, Testing, Python, Open Config, Workflow Managers (BPA, IAP), SPIS/MATRIX, CrossWorks Suite

What You’ll Do

- Own the solution design and translate the customer requirementsinto technical tracks

- Have an extensive technical knowledge of at least two technology domains plus “one mile wide and one inch deep” knowledge of other technical, operational and enterprise architecture domainsfollowing a ‘T’ shape model

- Participate in services presales activities, Statement Of Workscoping, review and creation, and position value of Cisco as part of a comprehensive outcome-based solution

- Conceptualize(Customer Requirements Document), plan(Implementation Strategy Plan), design (High Level Design)and advise cross-functional teams across multiple technical,operational and enterprise architecture domains

- Trusted Advisor, understand customer market and industry,identifies product and services growth opportunities in the customer. Identifies risks and proposes mitigation plans

- Creatively advocate current and emerging technologies solutions relevant to the customer success

- Build & maintain key CX and customer stakeholders relationships facilitating best-in-class customer experience

- Individual contributor, active community participant, mentor others and maintain successor plan for large complex project delivery and/or activities

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire salaries in U.S. locations. For non-sales roles, the hiring ranges reflect base salary and do not include bonuses, equity, or benefits. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive target, and do not include equity or benefits. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.