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Solution Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  15-Jan-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent with work from home stipulation (RO Only

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.


Role: Solution Architect
Location: Newbury 

The Role 

To work with Customers, colleagues and partners to design and agree solutions which enable our Customers to transform their businesses in line with their strategies.
The Solution Architect (SA) will be allocated to deals and their role is to be the a key member designing and delivering end to end technical and service solution for multinational enterprise customers .  The role will be responsible for working within Presales directly with customers in order to design, document (HLD) and agree solutions to that can be offered to customers.

The SA will be responsible for discussing, shaping and capturing customer requirements and writing designs that meet those requirements by deploying Vodafone products and solutions.  As well as the technical elements, the SA will ensure the solution considers all aspects of a solution (ordering, delivery, commercial and service/operations.  A key deliverable is to ensure all key stakeholders approve the design and that the solution proposed is fit for purpose and can be readily deployed and operated by Vodafone.

By being a part of the bid process the SA will complete required documentation (RFP/RFI), answer Customer questions and queries and generally support the bid team as the technical lead. 
Once in delivery the SA will support the wider team with any technical queries which may arise and be an advocate for the Customer within Vodafone.

A Customer facing role with a high exposure to the customer


With us, you will:
•    Work with the customer to determine and document requirements and then design solutions to meet those requirements.
•    Document solution in a High Level Design responses, proposals and Statement of Works
•    Ensure solutions are deliverable in timeframes committed and have passed all appropriate solution governance.  Solutions should be scalable, repeatable, and utilizing existing standard services as much as possible.
•    Identify, mitigate and document any risks to the solution

Apply if you have: 
•    Ability to agree designs with internal stakeholders and senior technical customer personnel
•    Interpersonal skills and teamwork with multinational teams – preferably within an agile model.
•    Detail orientation, able to capture and identify all aspects of the solution.
•    Ability to both influence, and show resolve under pressure from both customers and internal stakeholders to ensure solution designs are deliverable


Must have core expertise in designing or implementing solutions in one or more of the following areas::
•    IP Networking (WAN, LAN & WIFI)
•    Security solutions (SASE, Cloud based solutions)


Experience of the following area desirable:
•     Vodafone products and solutions (IP VPN/WAN)
•     SD WAN (Cisco/Juniper) or other overlay technologies.
•     Industry trends and awareness (5G, IOT, MPN, Mec)
•    Cloud based solutions (AWS, Azure, GCP) 
•    Tools and process for solution design and costing


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.