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Senior Tv Architect

Posting Country:  Portugal
Date Posted:  04-Nov-2020
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

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Role Purpose

The Senior TV Architect will lead the architecture definition of Vodafone TV features creating best in class solutions applying advanced and efficient analysis methodologies. Will also be accountable for the timely delivery of technical specifications to Vodafone TV SW development teams on the big screen (Smart TV & STB) and on the small screens (Mobile, Tablet iOS & Android, Web) and ensuring technical alignment of internal (VCoE, Delivery teams) and external (suppliers) parties with Vodafone TV architecture blueprint and strategy.

Job Responsibilities
  • Ensure that the Vodafone TV front end devices architecture addresses the business requirements from Vodafone Markets and incorporate the best technical approaches in the industry
  • Own and drive technical specification documents that are used by development teams as main source of information for front end development activities. 
  • Domain expert consultant supporting the whole SW development pipeline
  • Lead functional teams responsible for architecture definition and development of Vodafone TV complex features and services. 
  • Participate as key technical stakeholder in the definition and evaluation of RFQs/RFPs
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field
  • Strong background on IT solutions applied to the TV industry context such as voice recognition systems, IoT and advertisement systems
  • Expert in TV solutions architecture with strong analytical skills covering multiple front-end devices (STBs, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and Web), including HW and SW domains
  • TV solution core elements such as: CAS, DRM, Cable or IPTV Networks, Recommendation Engines, Metadata Platforms, Middleware, CMSs, Ingestion platforms, STB OS, Driver layers, Chipset integration, Video Streaming over Cable or IPTV, OTT Apps, Smart TVs
  • Deep know how of the TV industry, lead technical/architectural discussions with major suppliers and take ownership of technical decisions
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills in order to manage interdependences with other teams and to improve a strong Agile culture  

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.