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IT Enterprise Architect - CIS

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  20-Oct-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.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Description

IT Enterprise Architect – CIS
Location: Paddington (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.


Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers. We are restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to create solutions that our customers will love. We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our environmental impact by 2025. It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready?
Today, we connect one in 16 people worldwide. The technology function is fundamental in building a Digital Society. Our Gigabit networks, the Internet of Things and mobile financial services enable incredible innovations that will make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling. We want to make sure that our technology creates a better future for people, communities, businesses and society. We get it done, together. We think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?


Role purpose:
To support the definition, articulation and governance of the E2E B2B Architecture across local markets and global business functions supporting our business customers globally. The focus area will be for the group function of Corporate IT Systems is covering the main areas of group FIN, SCM and HR based on an SAP core system, Robotics and Automation and Consumer IT implementing group wide consumer services on behalf of the local markets. Additionally Corporate IT is also building a large warehouse and analytics platform based on Google Cloud platform.
Key responsibilities will include


Skills Required:
Capability to articulate and define complex architectures in a simple way to stakeholders underpinned by a structured analytical approach and high quality Architectural Artefacts and Deliverables.
Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken). Able to gain influence at senior levels across Vodafone Local Markets, Partners and Affiliates, Suppliers putting across complex ideas in a simple way. Specific experience and demonstrable capability around the effective presentation of Architecture concepts to a diverse range of stakeholders.
Industry experience in Telecoms and rolling out solutions in a large enterprise scale with preferable experience in cloud engineering and API driven architectures. Knowledge of SAP will also be valued.
Demonstrable track record of delivering on projects that span multi-disciplinary areas, preferably in a large telecommunications and/or Digital organisation with Enterprise Architecture, Business and IT environments.
Sound overall knowledge of applications, integration, and data architecture methodologies and industry best practices with a special focus on cloud solutions.
Be aware of and capable of using Telecoms, IT Industry and Enterprise Architecture Best Practice methodologies, process, function and data maps such as those used by TM Forum, or defined by ITIL, TOGAF, BPMN, UML etc.
Extensive knowledge and experience in cloud solutions and platform with focus on GCP and AWS
Cloud platform (or other relevant technology) certification, AWS and/or GCP

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.