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IT Data Solutions Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

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Job Title: IT Data Solution Architect

Location: Newbury


Your role:

To support  key strategic growth areas, the VBIT Architecture Team require a highly capable and experienced person who will be focused on the data related aspects of solution architecture and design to enable integrated IT solutions that meet current and future needs of Vodafone Business. The role will provide leadership and strategic direction for the technologies, standards, processes and architectures for data across the enterprise and deliver a trusted IT Architecture & Solutions Design service to stakeholders throughout Vodafone to quality, level of detail, time and cost acceptance criteria. This also includes the provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take into account relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices; and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.


You will :
- Design of conceptual, logical and physical data models
- Have knowledge of data modelling, data management, and big data technologies in large scale enterprise environments
- Experience of creating and maintaining current and target-state data architectures and working with data modelling tooling such as Sparx EA or ER/Studio
- Deliver recognisable value through development of innovative yet pragmatic E2E IT Solutions Architecture and Design models that bring structure and definition to large and complex developments; ensuring the appropriate balance of short term and strategic solutions is maintained
- Work with colleagues across Vodafone to understand and validate specific and medium term requirements and then develop appropriate end to end designs within this context.
- Provide design and thought leadership, with effective delivery of new product introductions, customer solutions and business change
- Ensure delivery is focused on solutions that provide the maximum business benefit and commercial advantage to Vodafone


We're happy if you have:
- Working knowledge and/or experience of delivering solutions architecture and designs across multiple technology domains.
- Ability to relate architectural decisions and recommendations to business needs and perform requirements analysis
- Experience with database technologies (e.g.,SQL, NoSQL, Oracle, Hadoop, Teradata)
- 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


Must have technical / professional qualifications:

Educated to degree level and/or relevant technical experience  with a proven track record of delivering complex cross-domain data focused architectures and designs

Monitor and Diagnose
Incident Response
Data Driven Decision Making
Dev Ops
Software Engineering
Automation and Robotics

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