Service Design Manager


This role is part of the Product team. The role is responsible for designing Services & solutions that keep Customers at the center of everything for existing and new products under development.

About the Company

Lightstorm Telecom Ventures is India focused, independent, carrier-neutral telecom infrastructure platform set up by I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure- focused private equity fund. The mission of LTV is to create a digital native and market leading network platform based business, built on asset acquisitions roll up and business transformation strategy.

  1. SmartNet™ by Lightstorm Telecom Designed to be first of its kind in India is fibre based network, connecting top seven cities in India.
  2. SmartNet™ will connect >80% of all current & future Multi-Tenant Data Centre locations, all Cable Landing Stations, all Internet Exchanges and all current and future CDN locations.
  3. SmartNet™ Metro Network Topology – Linear Point-to-Point Mesh Architecture to ensure low latency and high network availability.
  4. SmartNet™ is being progressively launched in first half of 2021 across India and second half in other emerging Asia markets, mostly with large pre-booked capacities by global fortune 500 companies.
  5. Lightstorm Telecom is 100% owned SPV set up by a US based global infrastructure-focused PE fund.

Overall Purpose of Job

This role is part of the Product team. The role is responsible for designing Services & solutions that keep Customers at the center of everything for existing and new products under development.

The Service Design Manager is to define and advance Lightstom’s customer journey through automation and position Lightstorm as a disruptor in cloud solutions by using ActivePort Orchestrator, Polarin Platform and third-party technology providers. He/she is responsible to strategize, define process requirements, translate requirements into functional and technical specifications for internal/external stakeholders and then drive the E2E Service Design from start to finish. He/she will work with a diverse set of internal and external partners, building and maintaining relationships to drive a great customer experience.

Job Description

  • Primarily responsible for designing effective and innovative products, services & solutions for the organisation; ensuring any E2E processes for these Services are lean, effective and automated.
  • Support the Product Managers to design and deliver best-in-class customer orientated processes, Customer Experience for all our new and existing products, including delivery and assurance aspects
  • Responsible for defining and agreeing the service design scope, strategy, documentation and applicable process framework- both internally and externally
  • Collaborating effectively with subject matter experts as well as the organisation’s operations, business development, financial, commercial and technical colleagues to achieve the optimal service design
  • Responsible for the definition of the customer touch points, customer life-cycle & process design of each product and its end-to-end integrity
  • Ensure that Process & Service designs are operable, maintainable, scalable and robust
  • Accountable for planning and designing appropriate tests that validate services have been built against design specification
  • Operate as per ‘New Product/Service Development processes’ acting as the process owner to drive adoption, leading the E2E design and driving the launch of product to market
  • Building an understanding of the market and research trends and competitors to creatively and commercially design the organisation’s offer
  • Working with relevant technical partners & or suppliers where required to ensure ongoing market knowledge & or specific product, service insight

Job Requirements


  • Experience in Service Design/ Product Design ownership
  • Knowledge & experience in of telecommunications solutions development (preferably networking and cloud products)
  • Process mapping, improvements, and reengineering experience
  • Process documentation skills
  • Experience of cross-functional working and the ability to demonstrate a collaborative approach with regards to building key
  • Relationships across the business and external partners.
  • Experience of developing and introducing complex change into an operational environment.
  • ITIL Service Management Qualification with Product development experience (preferably networking and cloud products)


  • Demonstrate the ability to operate efficiently in a pressurized environment.
  • Able to quickly understand different technologies, systems and processes to a level that allows an understanding of the deliverables required from the various team members, identification and categorization of issues and ensuring appropriate quality measures are always in place
  • Commercial awareness
  • Completer finisher
  • Assertiveness
  • Problem solving, creative and strategic thinking
  • Influencing & negotiating skills
  • 3rd Party management skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to drive an effective project team and take full ownership of project delivery.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills to all facets of the business.
  • Excellent planner and understanding of planning techniques and tools.

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