IT and Network Engineering

Senior Technical Architect, Orchestration Solutions

Req Id: 252491 


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.  

At the forefront of our transformation, our team is responsible for the development and operations the network automation platform supporting Bell’s SDN and NFV network strategy. In this role looking for skills from both software development and networking altogether, you will participate in the entire lifecycle development of innovative software solutions that will support our vision towards an automated, self-optimized and self-healed network.

We are seeking a creative and innovative Senior Technical Architect of Orchestration Solutions who will help us build our future. Join the Orchestration Solutions team today!


If you love…

  • Open Source Software. Our team is truly committed to open source. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to use the latest open source software and to contribute upstream to major open network automation initiatives (ONAP – Open Network Automation Platform)
  • Community. Ours is awesome. You will interact with developers co-located in an Agile environment, work in an open space and be part of a global open source community
  • DevOps. We are committed to our practices and tools - CI/CD, containers, micro-services
  • Networking software. You will shape and develop our Network Service Orchestration platform, the core platform designed to automate our SDN (Software-Defined-Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) enabled intelligent network in real-time.
  • Technology. You will deal with a variety of cutting edge Software and Networking technologies that will shape how Bell will transform how networks are build and operated.


And you want to…

  • Sharpen your technical skills with the latest technologies, with access to vast resources and without limitations
  • Embody and advocate a culture of quality software engineering
  • Drive SDN and NVF innovation within Bell and in the entire industry
  • Openly expose problems and turn them into learning and team bonding experience
  • Put the interest of the team first


…then, you’re the perfect fit for our team! We want to get to know you.


Key responsibilities

  • Act as a dedicated technical leader for a scrum team: drive architecture discussions, help the team design scalable, maintainable, and reusable solutions
  • Design, implement, test, integrate and document software components
  • Participate in the technical architecture practice along with architects of other scrum teams to ensure consistency and alignment between teams
  • Act as a mentor and coach for software developers
  • Work with lead architect to ensure that network services being designed by the team are in line with NSO’s strategy and objectives
  • Provide insight to lead architect of orchestration platform to help design and prioritize upcoming features in NSO platform to enable onboarding of new network services
  • Work closely with both business teams to ensure that network services are developed consistently with high standards of quality and reusability
  • Analyze industry trends, actively contribute to industry initiatives, evaluate technology maturity and conduct POCs in order to provide technical recommendations.


We are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, software engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of software development experience, but if you think you can step up to the challenge, you should apply!
  • Solid Java, Kotlin and/or Python development & architecture background (Microservice architecture & related frameworks – Spring Boot, Flask, etc)
  • Ability to drive software architecture and engineering best practices (CI/CD, code reviews, code quality standards)
  • Experience with development in a cloud-native approach on large-scale deployments (Docker/Kubernetes, HELM charts, OpenStack, HEAT templates, KVM, VMware)
  • Hands-on DevOps experience (GitLab, Jenkins, SonarQube, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Strong aptitude for innovation; can recognize opportunities for improvement in day-to-day work and take appropriate actions; ideally an enthusiastic individual who can act as a change agent
  • Someone who can slice and dice a business/system problem into an easy modular and maintainable solution with your team
  • A team player who can define, establish and communicate their long term vision, who is adaptable to uncertain and changing needs
  • A candidate with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills (A good sense of humour is a bonus!)


This would also be nice :

  • You are also passionate about networking. You have experience with networking software, protocols or models (e.g. ONAP, Opendaylight, Openstack, YANG, TOSCA, HEAT, Netconf, SNMP, CLI, BGP, VPP)
  • You have experience with micro-services software architecture (and RESTful and/or gRPC APIs) and container environments (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • You have experience contributing to open source projects
  • French/English (bilingual)
  • You have experience with technologies core to ONAP (e.g. Camunda BPM, ELK, Drools, Hadoop, Kafka, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, HBase, Cassandra, Cask)






Bilingualism is required (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Quebec : Montreal || Canada : Quebec : Verdun 
Application Deadline: 06/01/2020 


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.


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