Lead Network Automation Developer


Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

Planning & Engineering


Reading - Green Park, Brook Drive

Job ID 00017772

About the role

About the role
As the Lead Network Automation Developer you will implement a successful development process, lead a team of developers and participate in the development of network automation use cases. Own the end to end development process, provide the team leadership, best practice and guidance. Help them quickly unlock automation benefits to the wider business, with the customer experience at the heart of everything we do. Work with Test team to begin automating testing, a solid CI/CD pipeline and establish continuous improvements.

Key Accountabilities
• Implement a structured CI/CD development process
• Build framework for workflow and code development
• Work with Design to turn HLD into product
• Ensure timely development of automation use cases into testing
• Nurture team members growth and lead team by example
• Ensure code quality and development best practice

Required Minimum Experience
• Strong experience developing automation, ideally in a large Telco or IT company
• Experience leading a team or managing a development pipeline
• Proven track record of delivering business benefits through automation activity
• Working knowledge of Network automation tooling (e.g. Python)
• Working knowledge of Cisco's NSO orchestrator and Itential's IAP workflow engine
• Strong understanding of NETCONF and YANG

Desired Experience
• Experience working in Networks or IT, especially with Cisco products
• Knowledge of general network principles and technology in WAN and LAN infrastructures

Other Technical Skills
• Knowledge of common network automation services (e.g. REST APIs, etc.)
• Aware of security requirements and can keep this front of mind when designing and developing automation solutions

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