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Digital & Integration Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  11-Nov-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.



Digital & Integration Architect

Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) is the world’s largest IoT service provider. Industry analysts have positioned Vodafone IoT in their Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year. We have successfully built one of the best platforms in the industry, currently supporting 71 million IoT connections and connecting over 74 million devices and 14.4 million vehicles. The Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) platform is designed to meet the needs of global IoT customers and is protected by Vodafone IPR. 

To support this key strategic growth area, IoT requires a highly capable and experienced Enterprise Architect to join the IoT Architecture Evolution Team leading the Digital Channels & Integration domain. The role includes building the roadmap for the IoT Customer Touchpoints, supporting our vision of reaching 1 billion connections. The right individual should have a deep understanding of digital channel and integration technologies, as well as be able to interact with senior business stakeholders.

Joining us as an Enterprise Architect in Group Technology you will be accountable for managing the delivery of transitional and target state architectures. The Future is exciting. Ready?”

Role Purpose: 

•    Lead the definition and drive the execution of the technology strategy for the IoT Digital Channels and Integration technology.
•    Deliver innovative and pragmatic Enterprise and Capability Architecture and Framework in line with business needs.
•    Ability to interpret technical issues and then effectively communicate a structured approach that addresses the needs and requirements whilst aligned with the defined architecture.
•    Demonstrate the capability to operate at all levels of seniority and create compelling communications that meet the different needs of the stakeholder groups, underpinned by solid methodology approach that yields tangible architectural artefacts and deliverables.
•    Provide technical expert contribution to the technology selection process and develop or buy decisions in synchronisation with Technology standards.
•    Participate in the design and execution of Architectural Governance across the relevant stakeholders.
•    Support the early life definition of Programmes and Projects including shaping and scope definition.
•    Represent Vodafone in standardisation and other industry forums in the area of Digital and Integration.

Job Responsibility


Key Accountabilities:

•    Lead and drive the IoT architecture evolution, specifically the Digital Channels and Integration domains.
•    Manage the delivery of transitional and target state architecture for IoT Channels and Integration.
•    Manage and deliver Proof of Concepts demonstrating state of the art technology capabilities in Digital and Integration.
•    Insight into future IoT technologies, such as IaaS/PaaS/SaaS Cloud, Network virtualisation, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics is highly desirable. 
•    Technology vendor recommendations and build vs buy decisions for target capabilities


Core Competencies: 

•    Experience in designing complex, distributed, secure and scalable architecture solutions within complex organisations, preferably in the B2B market
•    Strong knowledge of architecture best practices and design patterns, including:
•    Sound experience working with a broad range of architectural patterns (e.g. SOA and microservices, etc) and especially with Apigee
•    In-depth knowledge of modern web architecture and Serverless architecture 
•    API Management, including B2B integration (Apigee experience would be beneficial)
•    Knowledge of container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes)
•    In depth knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure and OpenStack)
•    Knowledge of database architectures, data modelling, SQL and NoSQL approaches.
•    Ability to conduct in-depth design reviews of large systems
•    Understanding of DevOps culture, practices and tools
•    Experience of production systems and the issues that arise, e.g. functional, performance, security
•    Experience defining Digital (Web/Mobile App) customer facing solutions
•    Digital channel component architecture including front end, server, CMS, CDN, cache, IDM and search capabilities
•    Experience of IoT messaging protocols would be beneficial e.g. MQTT, CoAP
•    Proven experience of conducting technical workshops, presenting technical solutions, preparing architecture guidelines and technical strategy documents.
•    Familiar with Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF, TM Forum, etc) and capable of suggesting new tools/process.
•    Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills.

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.