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Mpn Platform Solution Architect

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

Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.
As a bold global technology leader, our products and services touch the lives of millions, as well as lending a huge helping hand to some of the country’s most crucial organisations. 
From contactless payments to connecting emergency services, our technology delivers some truly exciting initiatives, not to mention the incredible connections we make on a global level every single day. We rely on the brightest sparks to help us deliver new innovations. So if you believe, like we do, that technology can help us imagine, create and realise a more connected future – then we need you to help us achieve that goal! 
We’re focused on building the best network, providing a knockout digital experience and giving back the very best to our business customers.  What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?

The Role 

The Vodafone Mobile Private Network (MPN) portfolio is a newly established business area that aims to meet the operation technology (OT) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) digitisation needs of new and evolving business verticals supporting their Industry 4.0 and SCM 4.0 targets. This business area is targeting new addressable revenue with double-digit growth year-on-year. 

Vodafone Business has identified the need to establish and grow its strength in this area with the ambition of positioning Vodafone as a key player and partner of choice in these areas.

In order to fulfil this objective Vodafone Business leadership require an MPN Platform Solution Architect tasked with overseeing the creation and/or Integration of one or more Vodafone Business Platforms across Vodafone Business Practices as well as Network and IT As A Service Capabilities. As a subject matter expert, you will be accountable for the strategy, architecture, roadmap and design of the aggregation of these capabilities into the MPN platform. 

As an MPN Platform Architect here's what we'll be looking for you to bring:
Understanding of the following areas:

  • Experience in developing and delivering cloud solutions in high demand in areas such as AIML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, microservices, serverless 
  • Ability to assess required public / private cloud service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS services, SaaS)
  • Infrastructure as Software (Container Orchestration, Observability, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) 
  • Experience with Open Source Software, Cloud Platform Services and Open API techniques.
  • Security by Design
  • VNF design and on-boarding/maintenance
  • Modern data architectures (e.g. event driven architectures, data democratisation, platform approaches to support ML/AI at scale, stream processing, and integrating real time analytics into platforms)
  • Platform end2end Capacity Management
  • Good grasp on cost efficiency and maintainability across sell-build-run customer lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and fire walls.
  • Software development lifecycle concepts
  • Experience with zero-touch, fully orchestrated, work-order fulfilment and deployment builds across multiple environments.
  • Experience in Natural Resources, Manufacturing, Transport or any other industrial sectors is valued.

With us you will:

  • Define develop and maintain platform architecture and technical roadmaps including effectively evaluating build/rent/buy decisions.
  • Be responsible for engaging with technical and business stakeholders to understand their needs, prioritise the delivery approach, and guide technical leads in solution delivery as a design authority.
  • Assess the ongoing success of platform efforts and report on progress
  • Evangelise business benefits and impact of the platform as well as the value of modern delivery and engineering practices.
  • Support building of solutions through consultancy and advice on platforms.
  • Have the engineering discipline to develop & operate platforms at scale

Apply if you have: 

  • Expertise: Knowledge or know-how of fundamental elements of IoT, Edge, Application Enablement solutions and have the skills needed to design and build the End to end MPN platform. 
  • Experience of designing Platforms.
  • Proven hands-on experience in Platform architecture in a CDI/DevOps based environment (Java SE, Javascript, Scripting languages, i.e. python, perl, shell scripts, Unix/Microsoft based environments)
  • Proven experience in architecting and designing large scale enterprise backend & frontend software systems & web applications.
  • Proven experience with RDMS and NO-SQL such as: Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB.
  • Proficiency in cloud-native development & deployments and web services technologies (e.g. REST, JSON, XML, SOAP, HTML5, etc.).
  • Experience with Google Apigee, Docker, Kubernetes & Istio and Lambda/Functions. 
  • Basic Knowledge of Identity standards (OAuth, UMA, OIDC and SAML)
  • Strong networking and security fundamentals


Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.