Deputy Director -Network Architecture

Job Description

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Job Description

Bring your passion and talent to our stage and share our PepsiCo vision to be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business

PepsiCo IT exists to shape, create and deliver technology capabilities to accelerate PepsiCo’s growth. Our vision is to power PepsiCo with the best talent and technology in the world. To achieve this vision, our team spans a wide range of IT capabilities. We partner with every PepsiCo business function – consumer insights, marketing & innovation, sales & eCommerce, supply chain & operations, and all back-office functions – to increase business value through new technology and digital solutions.

India will be a global IT Technology Hub for PepsiCo. The global IT Technology Hub in India will play a significant role in the delivery of IT services across all five of our global capability teams:

  • Chief Technology Office (CTO)
  • Global IT Operations
  • Global Information Security
  • Global Development & Delivery
  • Strategy, Planning & Transformation
PepsiCo CTO’s mission is to drive the technology strategy and deliver innovative solutions using leading edge, state-of-the-art digital platforms and modern infrastructure to transform the way PepsiCo makes its products, moves the products across many geographies, and sells them in diversified markets. We push the boundaries of what is possible by leveraging some of the emerging technologies. PepsiCo CTO team is considered as the internal trusted advisor to the business teams globally. Leaders in this organization have rich consulting, management and technology delivery experience, who are also great mentors for many employees.

The CTO team brings the entrepreneurial spirit and speed of a startup company to innovate and solve real business challenges that are diverse, complex, and unique due to the global nature of PepsiCo’s business. These high-value innovations are delivered through internal teams as well as a partner eco-system of start-ups, academic institutions as well as large technology firms. CTO team members work with incubators and curated startup companies on a regular basis.

The CTO team delivers solutions leveraging leading-edge technologies in the areas of a) Big Data & advanced analytics using Teradata, HANA Enterprise, Hadoop, and Microsoft Azure Analytics, b) Artificial Intelligence (AI) using Machine Learning, Deep Learning, computer vision technologies for video, image, text, and voice analytics using programming languages such as R, python, Tensorflow, and GPU hardware for compute intensive applications, c) Internet of Things platforms (Cloud and Edge computing), d) Intelligent automation using RPA (UIPath), e) Augmented Reality using Apple ARkit and Android ARCore, f) Wearable devices & applications for hands free factory and warehouse operations, g) Blockchain for food safety and supply chain visibility, h) modern mobile application platforms, and i) modern infrastructure using hybrid multi-cloud environments and state-of-the-art collaboration and communication platforms. The CTO team also leverages agile development tools and processes (DevOps, Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery pipelines, etc.).

If solving sticky business problems using technology is your passion, PepsiCo CTO team provides unique opportunities to individuals like you. We invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come and join our team.

We are seeking a Network Engineer is responsible for the ongoing development of Network health and capability assessments in line with future business needs and growth. The Network Optimization Team is responsible for providing proactive insight and making strategic recommendations for Network enhancements; ranging from bandwidth and equipment upgrades, through to design changes in partnership with the Network Architecture operations and business application teams. Furthermore, central to this role will be partnering with application and business leads on defining strategic recommendations and roadmaps in line with Application and business strategies.The ideal candidate will have deep experience of networking technologies, such as routing, switching and wireless networking. They must also have a background in application performance management and service delivery.The Network Engineer will be a member of the Global Infrastructure Architecture & Engineering organization. This resource will serve as a subject matter expert in the area of Network Architecture and Engineering. The resource will provide thought leadership, provide technical oversight, and ensure that network solutions meet PepsiCo requirements. The Position will be based in Hyderabad and reports to Infra Architecture and Engineering Lead

Qualifications/Requirements

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a three-year plan for the Network Optimization Team
  • Provide network optimization and capability needs for strategic business and budget planning
  • Develop heat-maps and optimization plans for data center networks, campus networks and all WAN, LAN and WLAN connectivity
  • Monitor and analyze statistical data to develop improvement plans for network and application performance
  • Provide and effective network capacity planning framework in partnership with Capacity Management
  • Partner with Application teams to drive standards for optimal network performance
  • Provide tier 3 operational support for critical business issues that require deep network performance analysis
  • Produce architecture and engineering specifications and design documents
  • Support Engineering direction and design issues as well as influence peers, cross-functional partners,
  • Effectively presenting facts and recommendations in oral and written form

Key Competencies Required:
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the various types of network architectures and how they’re interconnected
  • Ensure the features, benefits, and architectural impact of technology are understood and valued
  • Position the appropriate IT services for customers to consider when deploying a technology solution
  • Lead technical discussions, driving clarity of complex issues/requirements to build robust solutions
  • Effectively highlight IT technological advantages and disadvantages from the customer’s perspective
  • Identify technical win strategies from a business and technology perspective




Key Qualifications/Requirements:
  • In depth experience and knowledge of Networking technologies is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related qualification
  • Minimum 6 years of working in a Computer Network / Telecommunications role
  • Strong management skills with the ability to develop teams and cultivate talent
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural, virtual team across geographical regions
  • Ability to coordinate and direct activities across multiple teams
  • Commercial and business experience an advantage
  • Service and Operations Management experience
  • Excellence in execution through proper prioritization of projects and initiatives
  • Excellent customer focus and engagement skills
  • Ability to develop solutions within a complex operational environment
  • Strong project management skills and experience of coordinating of multiple, simultaneous complex tasks.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular