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System Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  14-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.

Job Responsibility

System Architect
Role purpose: 
•    Vodafone is transforming into a New Generation Telco, an essential stepping-stone to our ultimate ambition to become a Technology Communications Company offering a range of products and services beyond connectivity.
•    Retail 10 is  Vodafone’s  transformation programme to create a truly world class Digital Sales & Service experience in the Retail stores for our sales agents and customers.  It will deliver fully joined up customer journeys as part of Vodafones Digital IT strategy, transforming the experience across Vodafone markets and 7000 stores globally. 
•    The Architect will be responsible for the SAFE System level architecture for  Retail 10 programme,  working with Vodafone Commercial and Technology stakeholders. Desigining Sales, Service and Operations capabilities delivered to support the Customer in our channels touchpoints.
•    The Architect will need to be hands on, delivering design documentation and leading tech leads to drive the end-end design. 
•    They will ensure designed solutions are  aligned with the Vodafone Digital IT Strategy and Commercial  Retail/Channels strategies.
•    Work within a Scaled Agile release train as the System Architect,  supporting the Agile Release Train (programme) through to squad level.   
•    Support the communication of  the architected solutions to stakeholders in Local Market teams and support them in the adoption of the platforms/capabilities.
•    Work with Enterprise Architects,  the Technical Product Manager and Business Owners  to influence Strategy and ensure compliance of solutions.
•    Work closely with internal squads and external suppliers to ensure the solutions meets customer requirements and are aligned to the IT strategy.  
•    Consider cost and commercial implications / consequences of architecture and technical decisions.  
•    Build working relationships and open lines of communication with Architects in Local Markets and other Channels teams and promote the sharing of knowledge and experience between teams.
•    Technologies used:    React, React Native, JS, Open API, Apigee, Spring Boot, AWS,  Kubernetes,  Mongo DB, Redis,  Drools.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership 

•    Ensure delivered Designs/Architecture for solutions are aligned to Digital IT Strategy.
•    Contribution to the evolution of the IT Digital and Channel Strategies 
•    Support Local Market adoption of the Digital Architecture Roadmap.
•    Support for the Channels Community and promotion of knowledge and experience sharing

Preferred core competencies, knowledge and experience
•    Experience in Digital IT Solution delivery and architecture 
•    Experience in Web & App Technologies, Portal, E-commerce and Content Management platforms
•    Cloud, Mobile and Open Source Technology

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.