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Web Applications - Technical Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted: 
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?

Web Applications - Technical Architect

 


Location:  London, The Speechmark (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
Salary: £ Competitive Salary + Benefits
Hours:  37.5 Mon – Fri

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.

 


We innovate, invent and continuously improve, Vodafone UK Digital works within the heart of our business. Empowering Vodafone’s mission of being a digital-first company is in everything we do.


 

Who are we looking for? 

 

We are looking for a talented Technical Architect to join our Digital Architecture team, working with the Web Applications Technical Architects to own and shape the web application architecture strategy and roadmap, including eShop, VOXI, TOBi chatbot and business portals.
 
The remit of the Web Application Technical Architect involves ensuring that web application architecture continues to be aligned with the AWS well-architected framework, while meeting and delivering business needs. For this role you will need to have a solid background in Application architecture design, as well as knowledge of REACT and Node.js. A good background of working with microsites would be preferential as well as demonstrable knowledge in RESTful APIs. You will have working knowledge of cloud solutions such as AWS, as well as Security aspects. A SAFE agile certification and extensive exposure to working in a scale Scrum or Kanban environment would be required.


What will you be doing?

 

  • Establishing an architecture roadmap setting the direction for next 3 years. The objective is to steer planned technical upgrades, capacity uplifts, system rationalisation and decommissioning through functional convergence in conjunction with broader technology stack evolution. The end result is continuous improvements measuring the ‘technical health’ of the web applications domain.
  • Ensuring compliance to the target architecture and architecture principles by leading assurance activities through the development lifecycle, as well as collaborating with Solution Architects and reviewing solution designs.
  • Challenging upstream requirements, as well as design and development activities to drive out of the box application capabilities, infrastructure longevity for at least 18 months, simplicity and cost effectiveness. 
  • Establishing yourself as the technical and functional point of contact for the web applications domain, supporting planned releases and major incidents. Provide direction and guidance to solution architects, developers and other technical staff.
  • Support cross-functional teams to deliver high quality deliverable through clear definitions of success whilst building trust within teams and empowering them with the right skills.
  • Be an active member of our Architecture Guild, sharing best practices, encouraging collaboration, as well as coaching colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Group technology leads.

 

 


The future is exciting.
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Posting End Date:  14 August 2020

 

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.