Automation Architect (Infrastructure) – Brussels – Freelance

We are looking for an Automation Architect (Infrastructure) for our telecoms client.

If you are interested please send me your WORD format CV, availability and rate to


Location: Brussels

Start: ASAP

Freelance, long term contract


Automation Architect (Infrastructure)


Your Responsibilities:

Strategic plan

–          Work with senior leadership to formulate and carry out the strategic plan for the automation.

–          Evaluate and report on the automation strategic benefits, meeting our digitalization business objectives (customer empowerment) and our operational objectives (employee empowerment, cost optimization, Time-to-market).

–          Monitor the improved “Time To Value” using automated, consistent and self-documenting processes


Tactical implementation plan (Technology, People & Processes)

–          Architect and deploy automation technologies to achieve our automation strategic benefits

–          Define the technical framework considering all relevant artifacts including,

o   Security, compliance, access management

o   Infrastructure Environments (WAN, Data Centers, Clouds, Telco Service Functions) &  integration requirements/constraints

o   OSS/BSS integration requirements

o   Infrastructure development methodologies (waterfall, agile) & ambitions for infrastructure CI/CD

o   System availability & timings

–          Anticipate, identify, track and resolve technical issues and risks affecting delivery

–          Able to derive from automated solution the impact on the people, customers and processes. Identify who does the work, how the work gets done, how work/experience changes for pour employees/customers. Balance of automation technology solutions, process, and humans that makes the magic and drives the change.

–          Evangelize re-use & programmability through implementation of shared engineering assets. Support the efforts for cross-training and collaboration, as well as mentoring other less-experienced members aiding in the automation directions

–          Follow up the development teams deliveries and in resolving technical problems


Your skills:

–          4+ years of proven successful experience in Automation technology arena

–          6+ years of proven Architectural experience and skills from Design, Requirements and Reviews

–          Broad infrastructure architecture awareness & experience (WAN, Data Centers, Clouds, Telco Service Functions)

–          In depth knowledge and experience with infrastructure automation design and services, including HA (High Availability), Service modelling, IaC (Infrastructure as Code), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

–          Experience with management interfaces that facilitate network automation: netconf/YANG, Openconfig, gNMI, REST-API

–          Proven background in scripting infrastructure deployments (Automation)

–          Proven experience with solutions like (not all) Ansible, Teraform, Cloudformation, CloudForm, Cisco NSO, Ciena BluePlanet, etc

–          Strong experience programing in Python and preferably in other languages such as Java, C, …


Your Profile:

–          Senior & professional mindset

o   Ability to work autonomously with limited set of instructions, to analyse and operate at different levels of abstraction and to cope with ambiguity

o   Ability to balance cost against benefits, what is strategically right with what is practically realistic. Willingness to be flexible and not to settle for a status quo. Ability to integrate technical solution within broader organizational & business contexts.

o   Ability to effectively communicate & collaborate, to lead and influence and to create an impact within its organization. Experience presenting Automation technology concepts to business executives and technical teams. Ability to express leadership on distributed technical teams.

–          Passionate about technology & relations between technology and business

–          Strong team player, highly motivated, dedicated and can do

–          Fluent in English (written and spoken)

–          Sensitive to various cultures and able to work in an international environment