BT Software Defined Networking (SDN) Architect in London, United Kingdom

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Architect


Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

We are looking for an expert in software defined networking to join the team that is building the next generation of media networks for BT. The current network is old and manually configured which does not meet our customers’ needs for on demand automated network provisioning.

You will be working with a team of software engineers to build the controller and orchestration part of a self-service, completely automated network. You will be helping with the architecture, design, development, testing, and deployment and in life support of a cutting edge SDN network.

What you'll be doing

The team are responsible for delivering the replacement for one of BT’s most important networks. This network is critical to the BBC, ITV, Sky, Freeview and our own BT Sport. It transmits broadcast TV signals from the outside broadcast units all over the world to the studio and then out to the TV aerials across the country. TV doesn’t work without it. As such we are building a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers to ensure that these critical systems are built to the highest levels of quality and responsiven

You will be expected to:

  • Be an experienced software engineer with practical experience of SDN technologies

  • Have an agile, practical, hands on approach to building systems

  • Delight customers by delivering rapid agile change while working at a sustainable pace

  • Be passionate about technology.

  • Demonstrate experience of working closely with customers to deliver reliable and maintainable solutions.

  • Have a keen eye for detail and care deeply about building reliable and well-tested systems.

  • Be curious and passionate about troubleshooting, actively seeking out problems and solving them.

  • Have a proven ability to learn new technologies quickly.

  • Have an understanding of network technologies and patterns

  • Ensure learning and personal development are a core part of work.

  • Be an active participant in the running of the team, helping our area be a great place to work.

  • Experiment with new technologies to help push the boundaries of what your team is building.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Experience in software defined networking

  • System integration experience

  • Linux skills

  • Docker

  • ONAP Orchestrator

  • Experience of controllers like ODL, Northstar, ONOS etc.

  • Netconf, YANG, PCEP

  • Experience working with MPLS networks


  • Degree level education

  • Relevant industry body memberships

Why choose us?

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Job: IT, Systems and Security

Title: Software Defined Networking (SDN) Architect

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London-London

Requisition ID: 93988

Other Locations: UK %26 Ireland-United Kingdom-Suffolk-Ipswich