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IoT Enterprise Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  22-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.

Job Responsibility

Role title: IoT Enterprise Architect 
Location: Newbury/Paddington

The Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio is designed specifically to meet the needs of new and evolving businesses growing at a rapid pace in a digital world, with a mission to connect 1 billion things by 2025 for a better future.

In order to continue Vodafone’s leadership position, and to drive it further, Vodafone Group has identified the need to establish and grow its strength in IoT Digital Services, with the ambition of becoming a leading provider of IoT E2E Solutions building on our industry leading position with Managed IoT Connectivity.

As the IoT Enterprise Architect, you will understand the complexity of both the organisation’s business capabilities and technology environment, align current IoT projects with long term enterprise goals, work cross-functionally with both business and IT stakeholders, and provide thought leadership on potential disruptive technologies and trends.

This is a central and key role within the IoT Practice, which is an organisation within Vodafone Business Platforms and Solutions to address the ever growing demands of businesses both large and small on a global scale. You will play an instrumental role in an agile environment and will be key to Vodafone maintaining our global leadership position in IoT.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership 

o    Define and maintain our IoT Digital Services technology strategy, architecture and roadmap to ensure alignment with the organisation’s goals and objectives.
o    Maintain a holistic view of the organisation’s strategy, processes, information and technology assets as they apply to IoT Digital Services.
o    Partner with business and technology subject experts to translate business requirements into technological solutions.
o    Review and approve projects to ensure that they are compliant with architectural standards, policies and guidelines.
o    Present to stakeholders on how architectural options will meet their needs.
o    Monitor and analyse industry, technology and market trends to determine their potential impact or application for the organisation.
o    Participate in digital services strategy decisions and provide digital business model consulting within IoT teams.
o    Help business leaders and their teams think through the technology, business and operational implications of their technology investment decisions.    

Core competencies
o    Experience developing strategic technology plans and roadmaps, including business capability planning
o    Experience architecting, designing, integrating and managing complex IoT solutions
o    Strong negotiation skills with business and technical groups. Strong consultative skills at a cross-functional level. Ability to present and communicate both business and technical concepts.
o    Experience leading efforts to create technological solutions and architectures impacting critical areas of the business. Ability to think critically and solve problems. 
o    Demonstrated technology skills across multiple IoT domains (e.g. devices, connectivity, platforms, applications, security, infrastructure)

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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