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Sr. Software Architect, Cloud & Network Orchestration

Location: Santa Clara, CA (R&D)
Req #: 4996
# of Openings: 1

The Opportunity:

As a company, we are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei's vision is to enrich life through communication.


Software Architect - Cloud & Network Orchestration

  • Member of a team responsible for concept development, technical vision, software architecture, technology R&D, strategic designs, product evaluations, development of infrastructure components and general thought and cultural leadership.
  • Participate in cloud and network orchestration software and system design and development for new platforms, products and services.
  • Deliver system prototypes, software components and services, proofs of technology and technology evaluations.
  • Explore and evaluate new ideas, technologies and companies.
  • Ensure conceptual and architectural integrity of early-stage ideas and initial spikes.
  • Present ideas, business cases, designs, components and processes to others.
  • Write presentation-quality material for consumption by technologists and the business community both within and outside of the company.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering; Master’s degree in either discipline preferred.
  • Strong software design and development experience in cloud orchestration and management products.
  • Strong expertise in software architectures, scalability, reliability, OOD/OOP, SOA, and functional programming.
  • Strong knowledge of API design such as RESTful API, XML/JSON APIs, and Netconf.
  • Good understanding of building and deploying large scale, distributed systems.
  • Good understanding of Network topology of large scale application deployments and in depth knowledge of best practices in the Web Services architectures.
  • Proven hands-on development experience in open source projects that enables cloud and/or virtualization technologies. (OpenStack, Cloudify, OpenDaylight, CloudFoundry, KVM, Linux, etc.).
  • Strong coding skills in Java or Python or Ruby on Rails, with emphasis on writing modular, scalable code.
  • A passion for technology and the desire to continuously improve, iteratively and incrementally.
  • Strong background in software disciplines, including system architecture, networking, data center architecture, virtualization, cloud software stack, and security.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic entrepreneurial environment to meet aggressive business objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with multiple levels of management.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and to independently develop network of relations within and outside of the company.


  • Technical expertise in NMS systems/architecture.
  • Experience in integration of multiple loosely-coupled systems is a plus.
  • Experience managing and/or working within globally distributed teams is a plus.
  • Expertise in Agile development methodology and great understanding of DevOps
  • Subject matter expertise in Cloud service provider and service orchestration.
  • Experience with configuration tools like Chef, Puppet, or similar is desirable.


Why work for us?

  • Our contract sales reached $46.5 billion USD in 2014, a year on year increase of 20.6%.

  • We invest in engineering and innovation - 70,000+ of our 150,000 global employees work in R&D.

  • Globally ranked #1 for International Patent Submissions.

  • We continually invest heavily in global community involvement programs.

  • We support green energy - Lowered CO2 emissions by 13,000 tons via Huawei’s green packaging solutions

  • We are a member of 130 standard bodies.

  • Engaged in over 100 research projects with 50+ Universities in the United States

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