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IIoT Enterprise Solution Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  10-Jul-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.

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 Enterprise 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 IIOT Enterprise Solution 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

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.

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