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NFVI Specialist
Ottawa, Canada 195 Days Ago
Job Category: Computer/IT
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted: 2020-03-12
Job Status
Start Publishing: 2020-03-12
Stop Publishing: 2020-03-26
Ottawa, Canada
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NFVI Specialist

The Opportunity:
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s)
Product Management team. Reporting to the Vice President, Product Management; the NFVI Specialist will continue to analyse,
optimise, migrate and transform the infrastructure environment into cloud ready & cloud native solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the NFVI Specialist plays
an important role in defining CENGN’s product offering, which continuously evolves. The candidate will account for the following:
• Data center deployment using NFV technologies, and interfacing with other development teams

Key Competencies/Qualifications:
• Expertise in the following domains:
o Compute platform architecture
§ I/O – NICs, VirtIO, ST-IOV, DPDK,
§ Hardware acceleration: GPU, SmartNIC, FPGA, etc.
o Edge computing
§ ETSI MEC, 3GPP CUPS, NGCO, KubeEdge, OpenEdge, etc.
o Storage using CEPH
o Software-defined Networking
§ Open Source ie. Tungsten, ONOS, Open Daylight, Floodlight, etc
§ Commercial ie. Cisco ACI, Nokia Nuage, Juniper Contrail, BigSwitch, VMWare NSX, etc.
§ OpenStack Neutron Plug-ins ie. OVS, ML2 OVS, vendor specific, etc.
§ Kubernetes CNI ie. Cilium, Kube Router, Flannel, Calico, Weavenet, etc.
§ Network Service Mesh
• Experience and desire to develop expertise in network virtualization
o KVM, Docker, ESXi
o OpenStack, Kubernetes
o Ubuntu, Centos
• Experience and/or contribution to Open Source technologies (Docker, Kubernetes,, Ligato, VPP, Tungsten Fabric,
Contiv, Cilium and emerging projects)
• Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Saltstack, or Terraform, Python, Ruby, C++)
• Experience with public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) would be considered an asset
• Proven problem-solving skills
• Sound judgment and ability in handling matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changes


Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or College Diploma in Engineering or Computer Science or related discipline
• Although CENGN prioritizes relevant skills over years of experience; the proficiencies required would be attained with
10 years of related experience
• English oral, reading and writing
• French oral, reading and writing would be considered an asset
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume in confidence to CENGN by email to Please
use "NFVI Specialist" as the subject line.- but also notify the job owner that you are interested by responding to this job. 

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