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Mpn Connectivity 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?

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.

As a bold global technology leader, our products and services touch the lives of millions, as well as lending a huge helping hand to some of the country’s most crucial organisations.
From contactless payments to connecting emergency services, our technology delivers some truly exciting initiatives, not to mention the incredible connections we make on a global level every single day. We rely on the brightest sparks to help us deliver new innovations. So if you believe, like we do, that technology can help us imagine, create and realise a more connected future – then we need you to help us achieve that goal!

We’re focused on building the best network, providing a knockout digital experience and giving back the very best to our business customers.  What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you? 



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 MPN Network Solution Architect tasked to design the network capabilities that underpin the different architectures defined in the proposition. As a subject matter expert and in collaboration with Vodafone Network architecture teams, you will be accountable for the MPN network design that lead to a cross-market coherent network as a service integration and expose the network assets in the wider MPN platform such as network APIs.


As an MPN Network Solution Architect here's what we'll be looking for you to bring:
Understanding of the following areas:

  • End to End knowledge of services, covering devices, RAN, Transport and Packet Core domains
  • Understanding of LAA, Open Ran, Crowd Cells, Small cells, Crowd cells, beamforming, DAS.
  • Understanding of Multi Access Edge Computing capabilities and Data Breakout techniques
  • Work experience in the core network for LTE, IMS, VoLTE and SIP. 5G is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of other wireless technologies (i.e. WiFi) and access technologies.
  • Provide requirements/influence R&D ad Network teams to implement the Industry 4.0 required capabilities as defined by 3GPP and other standardisation forums.
  • Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum frequencies capabilities and policies
  • Understanding  of Backhauling transmission technologies (MW, OFDM, VSAT)
  • Infrastructure as Software (Container Orchestration, Observability, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment)
  • Security by Design
  • SDN and Network virtualisation, MANO, VNF design and on-boarding and maintenance
  • Good grasp on cost efficiency and maintainability across sell-build-run customer lifecycle.
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML & AI) applied to Network Design Optimisation services and App Experience Optimization / End-to-End
  • Experience in Natural Resources, Manufacturing, Transport or any other industrial sectors operational network protocols and tools are valued (i.e. industrial internet, Fieldbus, SCADA).

With us you will:

  • Define develop and maintain MPN network related architecture and technical roadmaps including effectively evaluating build/rent/buy decisions.
  • Be responsible for engaging with network technical stakeholders to ensure MPN needs are considered in framework architectures and future country network roll outs.
  • Lead the interaction with network suppliers for service implementation.
  • Ensure customer demand and new network technologies are channel into the solution through new network capabilities roll out, standards influence or network architecture framework changes.
  • Have the engineering discipline to design and develop solutions that fulfil multinational requirements in a cost effectively way


Apply if you have:

Expertise: Knowledge or know-how of fundamental elements of RAN, Core, Edge, Transport and 3GPP standards and have the skills needed to support the network integration in the End to End MPN platform.
o Proven Experience of mobile network design (LTE,5G,VoLTE, IMS)
o Core services
o IoT connectivity
o Spectrum
o Strong networking and security fundamentals
o SDN, orchestration


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.