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Transformation Architect (Packet Core Operation)

Date:  14-Jan-2023

StarHub Green

Company:  StarHub Ltd

Job Description

About the job
The Transformation & Products organization is shaping the direction of the company and industry at large. We are responsible for developing architecture blueprints, and technical strategy and driving new technology adoptions leading to new revenue streams and productivity for the company.

The Transformation & Products team ensures cross-functional alignment of business goals and technology delivery and helps teams drive strategic partnerships and new initiatives forward. We stay focused on aligning the highest-level company priorities with effective infrastructure operations and help evolve early-stage ideas into transformative and future-growth initiatives.

The Transformation & Products team partners with the StarHub consumer, enterprise business organizations, and infrastructure operations. Its charter is to develop technology induction and migration strategies and new services rollout, facilitate cross-functional alignment of goals and execution, and help teams drive strategic Industry partnerships and initiatives. Our team thrives on reimagining the future to meet changing strategic and operational needs and align functions and stakeholders to help the company continue to achieve its vast potential.

As Transformation Architect (Packet Core Operation), you will be a committed professional, exceptional in delivery in time with a measurable impact while balancing the strategic initiatives in realizing the vision of the "StarHub Autonomous Mobile Cloud Network". Through inclusive and empathetic discussion with Business, Operations, Engineering, and Supplier teams, you can quickly replicate the process across different project workstreams with the help of project coordinators.

StarHub is committed to providing its customers world-class communication, cloud, experience, and entertainment services. Starthub Transformation and products team accelerate organizations’ ability to digitally transform its customer’s business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions, and expertise.

We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage StarHub’s cutting-edge 5G & media and cloud technologies – all on the greenest infrastructure in the industry.


  • Develop transformation plans, roadmaps and execution strategies to ensure that the 5G Packet core is flexible, agile, scalable and tuneable.
  • Assure that the 5G Packet Core adheres to key design principles such as Network Slicing, Modular function design, Unified authentication framework, “Stateless” network functions, support cloud native applications, Network capability exposure, support for Mobile Edge Computing.
  • Develop a long-term technology blueprint to scale up the 5G Packet Core to support new use cases.
  • Evaluate and identify areas of automation with clear architecture view and its evolution path.
  • Introduce best practices and build agile development mindset and capabilities within teams.
  • Provide strong leadership to drive network transformation program, including the management of processes, automation, best practices, documentations, in accordance with required security and ICT policies, standards, guidelines and procedures
  • Coach/guide teams to jumpstart mobile-related software development with hands-on approach to engineering solutions around the platforms.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Packet Core in conjunction with cloud computing, orchestration platforms, CI/CD pipeline and ML/AI.
  • Provide guidance on best practices to internal teams including business propositions and solution mapping from product use case to technical network design perspectives.
  • Manage and influence business stakeholders in use case design and development.


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent with more than 10 years of experiences in designing, optimising and managing large scale telco, enterprise or cloud networks
  • Deep understanding of telco network architectures, technologies, services, service-based architecture and network automation
  • Deep knowledge of cloud architecture (private cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud), software-defined networking, 3GPP standards, network virtualization, containerization and their application to PaaS and IaaS technologies, and security fundamentals
  • Ability to develop technology architecture, strategy, migration implementation plans, by working in a consultative manner with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to develop/create transition migration plan from conventional/ legacy to cloud native networks
  • Experiences in operationalising the new architecture blueprints by working closely with operations teams
  • Experiences in simulating, modelling traffic patterns, mitigating risks by developing and executing test plans
  • Experiences in developing services and products by working with product managers and business teams
  • Leverage on open source codes and influence specifications through active participation 
  • Advocate new architecture best practices and software methodologies on cloud delivery models based on the learning and deployment experiences
  • Ability to mentor, coach and guide junior members of the team
  • Ability to work with vendors, hyperscalers and 3rd party suppliers to drive consensus

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