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Solution Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  19-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.

Job Responsibility

Vodafone IoT - E2E Solution Architect (in support of Digital Services)

Requested skillset:
•    3-5+ years experience working in solution- and enterprise architecture or design 
•    Knowledge of modeling languages and tools, experiencing in clear and abstract capture of logical and technical architecture, data architecture, dynamic design
•    Experience in platform architecture (or sufficient years in platform design) and complex solution design (or sufficient years in solution design)
•    Experience designing or designing for complex architectures including geographically distributed deployments and integration between Local and Global Systems
•    Broad experience and expertise in telecommunications supporting systems in network (services, monitoring) and/or IT BSS 
•    Experience designing or designing for virtualised or cloud-oriented architectures
•    Experience in End to end integration from and to IoT Connectivity Platforms , Over-the-top solutions as well as partner ecosystem
•    Ability to work in a complex environment across multiple Operating Companies and ability to adopt technologies with local aspect
•    Pre : Understanding of inventory management and logistics models 
•    Pre: Experience developing complex applications, understanding of IoT Solutions, devices and applications space
•    Pre : Understanding of Application Enablement Platforms and integration for the BSS systems
•    Pre: Experience and certification for reference architectures (e.g. TOGAF)
•    Pre : Understanding of Digital Channels and microservices
•    Pre : Understanding of Open Digital Architecture

Soft skills:
•    Consultative, customer-focused design mindset
•    Strong presentation and communication skills, to technical, business and (senior) management audience
•    Strong work planning- and time management skills
•    Fluent in written- and spoken English; other languages a pre
•    Pre: experience working for large multinationals

Scope of responsibilities:

C2 General
•    End-to-end solution design leadership or support on complex integration projects spanning Application Enablement Platforms as well as IoT Solution Partner Platforms  and connectivity platform
•    Coordinate solution- and technical design to validate and complete end-to-end solutions
•    Review and challenge for design, quality, innovation and roadmap of E2E application solutions
•    Engage and challenge customers and business, collaborating with business analysts to shape and formalise solution requirements
•    Support for IoT Solutions integration architecture blueprint, and representation of IoT Solution integration solution design in wider IoT architecture forum
•    Collaborate with other Solutions Architecture team(s) for integration design and standards
•    Design and create standards that can be applied across multiple IoT Solutions, platforms / partners and Operating Companies
•    Collaborate with engineering and architecture teams to baseline E2E integration solutions against core design principles
•    Collaborate with developer and test teams to ensure E2E integration solution feasibility and delivery

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.