IT and Network Engineering

Senior Manager, Software Architecture

Req Id: 250814 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Bell is making unmatched investments in our world-leading broadband fibre and wireless networks because we know they’re the backbone of the products and services our customers love. If you’re excited about transforming the way people connect, our Network team is the right place for you.  

Our Network team plans, designs, builds and operates Bell’s national networks. The service we provide is the foundation of Bell’s competitive advantage and a critical step towards achieving Bell’s goal to be recognized by customers as Canada’s leading communications company.


We are committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees.


If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.


Who we are:


The Bell Network team is on a journey to transform how Bell delivers the best customer experience with seamless access to a software-driven and cloud-based ecosystem of products, services and content. This transformation is about simplifying, virtualizing and automating the network transport and services to lower costs and increase agility to deploy Bell services.


At the heart of this transformation is the Network Cloud Infrastructure and Services team. Our vision: Be recognized by tenants as the simplest, most reliable and adaptable cloud. Nothing less! We are on a mission to enable the Bell Network team to virtualize and cloudify network services and applications by providing self-serve, on-demand, reliable and secure cloud services, while supporting them on their journey.


Our team is organized in product squads, leveraging the best of Lean manufacturing, Agile / Scrum framework and DevOps practices and tools. We are a powerful mix of infrastructure, networking, security, storage, cloud computing, software development experts, supported by a crew of scrum masters and senior managers.

Key Responsibilities:


As a senior manager of the Network Cloud Services NFVi team, you will lead and support a team primarily tasked with the following responsibilities:


  • Plan, design, deploy and operate Bell Network’s Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi) offering
  • Define NFVi roadmap based on cloud tenant needs, business value and technology strategy
  • Leverage the right balance of COTS, open source and internally developed components to drive agility, reliability, upgradeability, feature-richness and low total cost of ownership
  • Maximize data centers’ physical resource utilization
  • Integrate with other Bell Network Cloud Services and self-serve portal to make user experience simple and reliable
  • Manage vendor relationships, RFP and RFI processes for NFVi products

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies:


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software development and/or systems administration and at least 4 years leading teams in that field
  • Objective driven and ability to set the right KPI’s towards value creation
  • Strong experience with Agile / Scrum and DevOps principles, practices and tools
  • Scientific problem-solving approach
  • Experience managing both operational and capital budgets
  • People developer and coach
  • Connected to the industry and the ecosystem
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with a good sense of humor
  • Ability to partner with & influence others at all levels
  • Ability to learn in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to build and maintain collaboration with internal and external partners


Bilingualism (English and French) is required as this position is based in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 06/02/2020 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at


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