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IT Transformation and Architecture Assur

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  02-Jun-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

IT Transformation and Architecture Assurance Enterprise Architect
Newbury


Role purpose:
The main purpose is to support the execution and to assure the Vodafone Group Technology IT Strategy & Architecture standards in the Local Markets and Group Functions. 
The objective of the role will be achieved by performing the next activities:
•    Drive the Architecture Review of Local Markets and Group Functions roadmap and initiatives, ensure “Technology Projects / Enabler Epics” are aligned to strategic themes and goals. Govern the portfolio of the initiatives that realize the roadmap and support investment decisions to align with strategic goals and target:
o    Prepare and coordinate the architecture reviews of the roadmap for the coming 3 to 5 years with Head of IT Architecture and Strategy and the CIOs
o    Run the Demand Management Board for complex architecture initiatives with all the Heads of IT Architecture in the LMs, CoEs and Group Functions;
o    Prepare and coordinate the Architecture Review Board for the categorized complex architecture initiatives.to enable the Head of IT Architecture’s decision making
•    Continuously improve the IT Architecture Operating model, constantly adapting the processes and engagements with the main stakeholders in the Local Markets and the Group Functions.  
•    Facilitate and run experience & knowledge share sessions for all levels in the organization including but not limited to:
o    ISTL and TLT
o    Global Architecture Knowledge share
o    Vodafone University
o    Various other smaller and or one-off sessions of any kind.
•    Review and coordinate the reviews of the Architecture deliverables of the main Transformation Programmes and execute the assurance aligned with Vodafone Transformation Framework. Participate to the Programmes’ ceremonies (SAFe) and boards to ensure the optimal architectural decisions.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership
•    Assurance of the Vodafone Group Technology IT Strategy & Architecture standards in the organization;
•    Governance of IT Architecture lifecycle
•    Continuous improvement of IT Strategy & Architecture Operating Model 
•    Continuous engagement of the IT workforce in our global communities.
•    Expert of Vodafone Transformation Framework for the Architecture area and reviewer of IT Architecture deliverables    Core competencies, knowledge and experience [max 5]:

•    Capability to understand, monitor and influence the delivery of architectural complex initiatives.
•    Ability to discuss architecture assets & specifications, risks & issues and dependencies in order to influence at senior and technical expert levels across Vodafone Local Markets, and Group functions.
•    Willingness to travel in line with business needs.

•    Academic Degree qualified
•    Experience with Enterprise Architecture and Architecture Governance.
•    Experience of Agile Way of Working
•    Experience or at least good knowledge of SAFe, SCRUM, Spotify model
•    Strong understanding of structured project delivery methodologies (DevOps etc)
•    Strong understanding of Programme Management

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.

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