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Operational Readiness Architect

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted:  04-Dec-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Job Responsibility

Operational excellence is a key goal and this your opportunity to be an important contributor in making this successful.

This role enables you to shape how we deliver operational ‘silence’ for IT Projects being delivered and transition into IT Operations.


You will be the subject matter expert on a technical level for providing consultation services and helicopter architectural view to IT projects reaching production environment.


You will be the primary contact for Operational Readiness and use both technical abilities and non-technical governance to have minimal downtime at the Go-Live. 



Day to Day Activities:

  • Execute Light governance guidance for Small Projects
  • Full involvement in Medium, Large or Extra Large Projects through all the gates of the project
  • Maintains Operational Readiness Requirements documents
  • Evaluates budget impact and provides recommendations for minimal OPEX budget impact
  • Periodical tracking of project status and compliance
  • Executes High Level Design reviews and Validates architecture principles according to the business class of the delivered services (e.g. High Availability, Geo Resiliency, Mean Time to Restore )
  • Performs technical review on delivered Non-Functional Requirements
  • Performs technical architecture analysis on other application satellites to minimize impact on capacity, uplift needed on software components to ensure reliability and compatibility, etc
  • Collaborates closely with IT Delivery team members (Project Manager, System Analyst, System Architect) to avoid bottlenecks due to technological or process gaps
  • Liaise with Release Deployment on the Change Management process for Go To Production
  • Track the Early Life Support process and bridge towards Application Operations support teams to reach full live support



Wanted Knowledge and Experience:

  • 3-5 years in IT support role and IT Delivery roles
  • Holistic knowledge of the systems within IT eco-system with proven Expertise in at least 2 of the following domains: CRM, Billing, Provisioning, Channels, Activation
  • Proven Architecture view in topics as High Availability and Disaster Recovery


Skills will ideally include:

  • Proven record of managing risks, issues and ambiguity in a fast-paced complex Operational environment
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and work in complex mixed team environments
  • Capability to track multiple project deliveries in the same time.
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Good understanding of Software Delivery lifecycle in waterfall and agile
  • Strong time management, action tracking

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.