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Enterprise Data Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  07-Jan-2022
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.


Enterprise Data Architect
Location: UK 


Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers. We are restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to create solutions that our customers will love. We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our environmental impact by 2025. It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready? 

Today, we connect one in 16 people worldwide. The technology function is fundamental in building a Digital Society. Our Gigabit networks, the Internet of Things and mobile financial services enable incredible innovations that will make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling. We want to make sure that our technology creates a better future for people, communities, businesses and society. We get it done, together. We think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?


Role purpose: 

The Vodafone Business IT  department caters to IT/IS needs of vertical business units in Vodafone Group Enterprise that include Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone Carrier Services, Machine-to-Machine / Internet of Things, and Cloud & Hosting Services, each with their own portfolio of products and services, and relevant business functions in Group Technology. The function also builds re-usable assets that cater to the IT/IS needs of Enterprise Business Units in a number of Vodafone Local Markets.

To support key strategic growth areas, Vodafone Business IT require a highly capable and experienced ‘DATA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT’ to drive the Enterprise Architecture for the Enterprise Data Model and associated processes. The role will be accountable across processes, technology and people owning the end to end data architecture . This role covers the following lines of business: Cloud and Security, Unified Comms and Connectivity and IOT. The chosen candidate should be able to understand the business need and be able to able to create of set of data models, information flow diagrams, data security models and governance processes that help Vodafone realise the value of their data. The key responsibility of this role will be optimising the architecture and governance for data in order to deliver the business and technology vision.

The role will be accountable for setting up and operationalising data governance, models and best practice across Enterprise Business Units in Group and participating Local Markets. 


Impact on the Business:

•    Deliver enterprise level data models and supporting processes, e.g. governance, lineage. Support the Vodafone Business in its drive for Digitisation and move towards a data driven company. 
•    Demonstrate the capability to operate at all levels of seniority and create compelling communications that meet the disparate needs of the stakeholder groups, underpinned by solid methodology based/structured approach that yields up tangible architectural artefacts and deliverables.
•    Participate in the execution of Architectural Governance across the relevant stakeholders and participating Vodafone organistions.

Must have skills: 

Educated to degree level  a proven record in building data architectures, roadmaps and design deliverables 



Data Modelling
Data Visualisation
Data Analytics and Insights
Data Management and Transformation
AI - Deep and Machine Learning

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.