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SWIFT Technical Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  17-Jun-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

Title: Technical Architect 
Location: Newbury
The Enterprise IT Solutions Architecture department caters to IT/IS needs of vertical business units in Vodafone Group Enterprise that include Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone Carrier Services, Machine-to-Machine / Internet of Things, and Cloud & Hosting Services, each with their own portfolio of products and services, and relevant business functions in Group Technology. The function also builds re-usable assets that cater to the IT/IS needs of Enterprise Business Units in a number of Vodafone Local Markets.
To support key strategic growth areas, Vodafone Business IT are looking to hire a Technical architect to support the SELL domain to cover marketing and sale of simple and complex products, with a good track record to define and govern technical solutions configured and implemented for complex and large digital transformation programme.  
Role & Responsibilities
•    Manage and implement the technical architectural blueprint, coding standards, leveraging the IT capabilities across the organisation. 
•    Liaise with key stakeholders to determine and prioritise business requirements, transforming business requirements in technical requirements, and working with cross functional teams to ensure successful cost-effective project execution
•    Hands-on architect to assist in the delivery of a Cloud architecture solution around sales enablement, contract lifecycle management tools and underlying Salesforce application. 
•    The role covers requirements analysis, business case definition, solution architecture with the domain and architecture leads, vendor and SI selection, solution assurance and acceptance and the control of benefits realisation with the business according to defined KPIs.
•    Assist and advice for best practices, trouble shooting of the platform and applications
•    Facilitate knowledge sharing across wider team.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership  
•    Demonstrate ability to think strategically whilst having a strong focus on End-User technologies and operational service delivery 
•    Lead effort to identify and analyse business drivers to derive business, information, technical, and solution requirements and to analyse IT industry and market trends and determine potential impact upon Enterprise. 
•    Develop overall architecture approach for all layers of a solution. (Conceptual and logical architecture specifications). 
•    Support business case definition with business and finance and Demonstrate experience of translating user requirements into solution designs. 
•    Lead vendor and SI selection with Procurement, domain leads, architecture, operations, and finance. 


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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