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MPN Senior Network Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  10-Oct-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.

The Role 
Responsible to deliver Network Architecture and Specifications for Mobile Private Networks (MPN) through standardization for best customer experience across Vodafone Global footprint. To develop and maintain MPN architecture design blueprints and technical specifications requirements (TRS) assessments for vendor selection. To deliver new vendor onboarding activities and deployment of Group Blueprint Architecture in different markets. To deliver best fit network architecture and vendor MPN assessments for all group and local business projects opportunities. To drive innovation by supporting MPN Technology Trials / PoCs and deployment of new products and network technologies. To support Vodafone Business functions and markets as per agreed MPN operating model for Sales, Build and Run.
The role involves the development of Network Architecture, Network Design Specifications for MPN and Vodafone Technology Standards driving Standardisation across Vodafone´s global footprint - approved Network Architectures and global awarded vendors. That requires direct engagement with Group Business and Enterprise Functions and markets to secure adherence to Global Network Specifications and fast Time to Market. To deliver RFQs and support commercial processes for MPN vendor selections.
With us, you will:
•    To develop and maintain Group Target MPN Architectures Blueprints and deployment MPN solutions for Dedicated and Hybrid deployments.
•    To deliver Global MPN RFQs for vendor selections and support on new vendor onboarding activities.
•    To deliver introduction of new architecture blueprint types in the different markets
•    To deliver best fit architecture and vendor MPN assessments for all group and local business projects opportunities, Trials and PoCs
•    To support Vodafone Business as per agreed MPN operating model for Sales, Build and Run. 
•    To support VPC and Finance by delivering business cases to assess MPN investment plan proposals (introduction of new suppliers, products, technologies, etc.)

 Apply if you have: 
•    Experience in a mobile operator environment in the fields of Mobile 4G/5G,Core & Cloud, 
•    Experience in delivery of strategic programmes.
•    Excellent communication skills in presenting using both business and technical languages, listening, questioning, challenging, etc.
•    Work in agile delivery model able to assess and summarise complex technical details in executive papers for senior management.
•    E2E knowledge of mobile network architecture and 3Y evolution.
•    Proven track record of technical excellence in Network 5G, Core and Cloud
•    Ability to deliver Business cases, TCO models and Standards for new products and technologies.

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.