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RED Edge Architect - Manager

Posting Country:  India
Date Posted:  14-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?


To support key strategic growth areas, Enterprise IT require a highly capable and experienced ‘PRINCIPAL IT ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT – RED EDGE’ to support the definition of the vision and the roadmap strategy for Vodafone Red Edge capabilities and is responsible for leading the solution definition & delivery in conjunction with the business.

The role covers the requirements analysis, the business case definition, the solution architecture with the domain & architecture leads, the vendor & SI selection, the management of the solution design, the overlooking of the build with the domains, the solution acceptance, the stabilisation in production and the control of benefits realisation with the business according to defined KPIs.

Within his/her key accountability, the Business Solutions Designer will interact with the business, finance, Supply chain, the domain leads, the test managers and the infrastructure & operation teams to define and deliver the committed roadmap to support Enterprise growth.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge and/or experience of delivering solutions architectures and designs for Enterprise Business Units in telco environments
  • Certification (Developer / Consultant / Architect)
  • Working / demonstrable knowledge of AppExchange capabilities such as New Voice Media, SuMo, Datahug and capabilities critical to the E2E solution architecture such, ELoqua and Qlik Reporting
  • Working knowledge of TOGAF (Enterprise Architecture framework), TM Forum Frameworx (industry specific Process, Application, and Information frameworks), and UML (modelling standard)
  • Experience with E2E modelling tools such as Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect or IBM Rationale System/Software Architect)
  • Experience with managing third parties required to participate in the definition of architectures, ensuring continuity of design with all internal aspects
  • Excellent communication (both written and spoken), negotiation and presentation skills
  • Persists when faced with resistance and convinces other colleagues of a point of view. Anticipates objections, builds on other people’s ideas, and improves service standards

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrable and recent track record of architecting and delivering Enterprise Sales capabilities using and AppExchange capabilities  such as;  CTI, Gamification applications,, Multichannel Campaign Management applications, BI applications; in a large telecommunications IT environment
  • Strong communication, engagement, influencing and decision-making skills – able to deliver in a matrix environment and balance conflicting interests
  • Sound overall knowledge of application capabilities, integration, data design methodologies and industry best practices
  • Capability to articulate and define complex architectures in a simple way to stakeholders underpinned by a structured analytical approach and high quality architectural artefacts and deliverables.
  • Ability to translate Business Strategy and needs into IT Architecture blueprints for markets; estimate the financial impact of architectural alternatives. Ability to balance short term vs. strategic solutions to cater to conflicting demands.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.