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OSS Design & Delivery Lead

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  24-Sep-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.

Location: Newbury/Blended (Full-time remote working during COVID-19) 
Salary: Competitive
Full time: (Mon to Fri, 37.5 hours)


Vodafone UK’s blended working approach means you’ll come to your contracted hub location office as and when needed to get things done for your role and for tasks that require it, otherwise you will be able to work from home. Our ‘Office in a Box’ home-working kit will be available for all who need it during your onboarding journey.

Vodafone UK Networks is the team that makes the magic happen, bringing Gigafast speed and innovation to our customers. We’re continually building and enhancing our best ever network, that connects businesses and millions of people across the country for a better future.
What will you be doing?  


You will be responsible for OSS end to end cross domain delivery, business cases and Impact Assessments for demand and strategic solutions into the domain.  Accountable for providing the technical ‘front door’ into the OSS Domain and working with closely with IT architecture, IT engagement leads and internal domain delivery resources on end to end solutions. Technical relationships with key internal customers such as Networks Product, Technology Operations, Vodafone Business technology (Assurance and Provisioning functions).  You will own and maintain the OSS Domain technical roadmap and work in conjunction with IT architecture on the strategic architectural direction.


Key Responsibilities


Represent OSS domain to the Demand, Networks, Bid and NPD community for Impact Assessments, costs and effort. 
Produce, own and maintain the OSS technical roadmap in conjunction with IT architecture and OSS domain delivery SMEs.
Technical Lead of OSS solutions delivery, working in conjunction with IT architecture and internal domain resources.  
Owns the design and delivery of key strategic Projects and Programmes.
Provide work package breakdowns to deliver end to end OSS solutions. 
Technical Authority for OSS solutions, interfacing with vendors and 3rd parties as appropriate.

Who are we looking for?   


  • Technical knowledge of networks (Automation, 5G, IP, Voice & Transmission, Broadband). 
  • Understanding of Cloud Technologies 
  • Ability to discuss technical details internally and with SIs and vendors
  • Software Delivery and Project Management with experience in both Agile and Waterfall methods
  • Ability to build credibility across technical and operational teams as well as influencing stakeholders to agree on technical solutions or delivery approaches
  • Excellent written, mathematical and interpersonal skills

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 benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family, including employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes. We’re also proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility to support individuals returning to work after a career break and our market-leading parental leave policies. We’re committed to supporting you throughout every step of your career at Vodafone. 

Together we can 


Vodafone UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks to meet the regulators standards. 


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.