Network Solutions Automation Architect

Did you know that A1 Bulgaria offers and supports around 100 different ICT services, and the list keeps growing every day?

Now we are looking for a Network Solution Automation Architect who understands both the business and technology sides with very good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical issues in an easy-to-understand manner. Ultimately, you will interact with other network engineers, network administrators, and other professionals in network setup and configuration to develop innovative high-quality network solutions that match business requirements.

If you see every challenge as an opportunity, make your next career step and be part of A1 Team.

Your responsibilities:
  • demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in solving complex problems and delivering on high-profile projects in the IP network area;
  • maintain a proper record of technical documentation (Solution Description, Network Implementation Plan, Low Level Design, User Guide);
  • participate in lab testing to ensure that performance expectations are met;
  • play a crucial role in the configuration, operation, monitoring, testing, and maintenance of ICT/ITS services;
  • develop and maintain partnerships with key vendors;
  • develop technological ideas and guide their development and implementation along with ensuring key performance indicators are well-defined and measurable;
  • serve as an escalation point in case of performance issues;
  • offer technical guidance on networking solutions, product plans and roadmaps;
  • provide consulting, training, and knowledge sharing to associates.

Keys to success:
  • proven work experience as a Network Solution Architect or similar role (network architecture experience is a must);
  • previous experience in the area of IP/MPLS networks;
  • good understanding of Service Providers Networks and Services;
  • experience with at least one of the common Cisco/Juniper/Nokia SP platforms;
  • design, implementation and optimization project experience with network automation and DevOps awareness;
  • Network programmability basic understanding of NETCONF/YANG, REST, JSON, XML, YAML, Network telemetry;
  • CI/CD and SCM knowledge (Jenkins, Go pipelines, Robot, Git);
  • experience working with network automation libraries and frameworks (Netmiko, Scrapli, Nornir);
  • working and maintaining Linux systems;
  • certificates within network/security domain (CCNA, JNCIS, Nokia NRS) or relevant knowledge level;
  • Hands-on experience with or knowledge of BGP, VRF, VPLS and EoMPLS, EVPN;
  • very good written and spoken English skills.

You will need to have some of the following skills:
  • strong understanding of service-oriented architecture and principles;
  • development experience with one or more development languages such as, Python, Golang, Bash Node.js;
  • proficiency with at least one of the following technologies: Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack;
  • experience with at least one of the following web frameworks: FastAPI, Django, Flask, Chi, Gin, etc. and libraries (such as React);
  • good understanding on industry standard databases like MariaDB/PostgreSQL, MongoDB/Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Prometheus/InfluxDB/TimescaleDB.

While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications and skills, and you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.

Join us now and enjoy A1 rewards and benefits:
  • safe working environment, flexible working schedule and opportunity for home office;
  • best of both: stability of a successful company with innovative methods;
  • competitive compensation package with an attractive bonus structure;
  • opportunity to work in a dynamic, dedicated, fun and passionate team of professionals;
  • excellent environment for continuous growth and learning: with our Learning & Development programs, you will have access to tech talks, internal soft skills and technical skills trainings, language lessons, external events and industry conferences;
  • free parking, various Wellbeing programs, office perks;
  • additional bonus and awards for various team and individual achievements.

If you see what others don't anticipate and address obstacles before they arise, you are the colleague we are looking for.

Accelerate your career today and apply now!

If you need further information about the position, please contact Diana Panteleeva /

The social benefits for this position are:

Deadline for applications: 14 December 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.