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Senior Architect- Microservices (f/m/d)

Posting Country:  Germany
Date Posted:  15-Sep-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.

Location: Düsseldorf, Vodafone Campus

If you love to work with:


Microservices, API, AWS, Kubernetes, Service Meshes


you might be the perfect match!     

Role purpose:

Vodafone offers a wide array of services to hundreds of major business partners and millions of customers. These include identification & authentication, charging, location-based and self-service capabilities for MyVodafone, Consumer IoT, Chatbot, AI capabilities and many more.

As Digital Enablers within Consumer Product & Services we enable, orchestrate and expose our Digital Capabilities to third parties and Vodafone Services.

Our Platforms are hosted on a containerized cloud, running many Microservices & employing latest Analytics and Tooling for the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) chain.

You will work closely with the Technical Product Owners and Scrum Teams gathering information & proposing solutions. Strong analytical, functional, technical and communication skills are essential for this role.

With us you will:

  • Drive the Microservices Architecture for the Digital Enablers
  • Act as a lead functional and technical representative for the Digital Enablers area
  • Contribute to the digital roadmap by designing and realising solutions
  • Govern the evolution of platforms, ensuring the compliance of the solutions
  • Actively influence the Vodafone Architects Community and Architectural Boards
  • Work in an agile environment with an international team, local and remote stakeholders
  • Have access to and work with innovative technologies
  • Lead distributed technical teams, design and delivery of respective product portfolios
  • Build new services and add new features to existing ones

Apply if you have / are:

  • Very good, fluent business English skills, spoken and in writing
  • Proven professional experience and knowledge of:
    • Design and implementation of Microservices (e.g. Spring Boot, Quarkus, GraphQL) & service mesh architectures
    • AWS Cloud technologies (e.g. Google Cloud Platform) + services
    • Microservices and network security like SSL/TLS, IPSEC/Tunnels and Firewalls
    • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Pipelines (Jenkins/Jenkins-X, Docker Registry, Helm, Jmeter, Git)
  • Deep understanding of API (REST/ SOAP / TMF) & building proof of concept
  • Virtualization technologies & container solutions such VMWare, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Analytics and monitoring platforms and technologies: Hadoop Cloudera, Splunk, Tableau
  • Worked in Agile teams and organizations (Scrum and/or Kanban)

What’s in it for you?

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Flexible working hours & home office
  • Pension matching scheme for up to 9% of gross salary
  • Global parental leave policy
  • 5 paid days leave for charity projects
  • Choose a business phone you can also use privately + Vodafone family & friends discounts, e.g. up to 50% discount on any mobile tariff for up to 5 people
  • Access to Vodafone University
  • Access to the gym & a great canteen at Vodafone Campus Düsseldorf

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.