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Virgin Media O2 • London, Reading

Principal Platforms Technical Lead - Telco &amp; OSS

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

As a Principal Tech Lead in Digital Network Platforms, you will act as the foremost technical authority and subject matter expert in transforming our OSS landscape. This role is pivotal in defining the technical direction, ensuring architectural alignment and definition of a standardised high velocity, high quality and cost-efficient software delivery framework that enables agility and meets the evolving requirements of our Digital developer community.

Key responsibilities include leading a team of highly skilled technical leads, fostering innovation, and driving delivery excellence. You will lead in transforming the way we work commoditising software delivery at speed whilst improving quality and reducing cost using both agile software delivery and platform engineering best practice.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

  • Proven experience in software development and system architecture in the Telco OSS domain.
  • Strong background in DevOps practices, including test automation, pipelines, source control, and cultural change.
  • Working experience of successfully transforming and implementing agile software delivery practices
  • Solid understanding of Platform Engineering and its applicability to OSS.
  • Working experience and strong knowledge of public, private and hybrid cloud providers, technologies and services and also a working understanding of data and application frameworks on cloud.

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Process Design and Agile Methodologies
  • Experience with Network Platform Tools
  • Telecom Networks, Technologies, and Standards

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a video interview with the team.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.

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Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Location
84%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
84%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
77%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
78%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
85%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees

16,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

63:37

Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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