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Junior Solution Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Junior Solution Architect

Location: Newbury HQ
Salary:  £Competitive + Bonus and Benefits
Hours:    37.5 Hours a week

Vodafone UK IT is the intelligence, the platforms and tools that enable our products and services. Be part of the team that develops and runs our digital IT platforms, driving innovation in how we deliver to our customers and the rest of the business.

Working as a Junior Solution Architect within the UK IT Architecture team, you will be supporting the delivery of technical solutions that meet the UK business requirements, whilst ensuring compliance with the target Global reference architecture and UK architectural principles.

This is a development opportunity for an individual with a technical background such as software development to take the next step in their career within solution architecture.


What will you be doing?

Your primary role will be to deliver and assure the technical architecture artefacts for projects.  These artefacts will include Initial Technology Assessments, Technical Options Papers, Architecture Blueprints, High Level Designs, Impact Assessments, and Change requests.

You will be expected to engage with a wider range of stakeholders including project teams, the Vodafone business at all levels, service operations, technology partners and Vodafone Group Architecture/Technology.

Your work as a Solution Architect will include:

  • Building technical solutions for delivering Vodafone products and services, in a dynamically changing technology landscape.
  • Act as a functional and technical expert for either an application, a defined set of applications or a portfolio of related applications within UK Technology.
  • Working across key programmes in project teams with Vodafone partners and suppliers to design and deliver technology solutions to the consumer business unit
  • Providing Technology Governance to support strategic and tactical developments
  • Assist in delivering technical solutions that provide business advantage to Vodafone through effective right time, right cost, and right solution design.
  • Participate in design reviews to ensure compliance to the target architecture throughout the development life cycle.

Who are we looking for? 


  • Demonstrated technology background with associated academic technical qualification and/or experience. Application & Data Knowledge of at least one of the following capabilities: Order Management, Provisioning, Security, Online, Enterprise Integration, M2M, & B2B.
  • Ability to work within a technical environment performing technical design and/or system analysis roles across technical domains.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ability to present technical solutions in easy to understand business language.
  • Enthusiastic and keen attitude to developing knowledge in existing and upcoming technologies.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong ongoing relationships across a business with internal and external stakeholders.


What’s in it for you?

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.
The future is exciting.

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.