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Mpn Sim & Devices 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 SIM and Devices Solution Architect to provide 

  • Technical leadership and design solutions for secure eSIM/SIM/UICC, Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP), and Over the Air (OTA) platform functions, which are critical to the MPN business.
  • Technical leadership and design solutions for mobile devices security throughout hardware, firmware, and communication protocols. This role will include analysis of mobile applications, mobile vulnerabilities, mobile frameworks, mobile device/app management, mobile development solutions, and assessment of risks introduced by mobility solutions provided by vertical MPN propositions. 

As an SIM and Device Architect here's what we'll be looking for you to bring:

  • Knowledge of testing and certification of eSIM and UICC/SIM cards
  • Understand SIMs and Devices specifications in industry forum (e.g. 3GPP, ETSI, GSMA). Provide input to relevant Vodafone representatives in these forums for broader adoption. 
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Regulatory requirements and Policies.
  • As a technical leader, provide an in-depth business and technical expertise on new SIM architectures, key management, and security/cryptographic function
  • Experience in Software development experience using Java,C and Python
  • SIM or secure element development experience
  • Knowledge of SIM card testing, HTTPs, and Key management
  • Knowledge of authentication algorithms (e.g. Milenage), processes, and mechanisms
  • Knowledge of policy rules, provisioning profiles, and profile management
  • LTE/5G network architecture, network service provisioning, remote service provisioning (RSP), and 3GPP protocols
  • Apply expertise knowledge of multiple Mobile Device Management (MDM) technologies to design and engineer secure mobile solutions
  • Advisory on development of mobile ecosystem governance for internal MARS (mobile app registry system) system and ensuring customer’s applications adhere to its policies, standards and guidelines
  • Cooperation with information security policy roles and other teams regarding mobile device and application management implementations and deployments
  • Identification and deployment of defensive controls for customer’s mobile devices: strong authentication, encryption, integrity…

With us you will:

  • Define develop and maintain architecture and technical roadmaps for MPN SIM and Devices 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 solution security related to SIM and Devices and report on progress and requirements compliance.
  • Accountable for “Secure by Design” implementation in MPN solution.

Apply if you have: 

  • Expertise: Knowledge or know-how of SIM cards and Devices technologies and have the skills needed to design and build solution for MPN. 
  • Proven experience with eSIM/SIM/UICC, Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP), and Over the Air (OTA) platform 
  • In depth understanding of SIM security processes and technology
  • Experience with mobile and IoT devices information security
  • Experience on mobile monitoring and detection
  • Experience in mobile platform attack and defence techniques
  • Knowledge of LTE, 5G network


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.