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Standards Strategist - 3GPP Industry Solutions

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  05-Nov-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: Flexible

The standardisation of our mobile is one of the key successes that Vodafone has used to drive our massive growth in revenue, subscriber numbers, device numbers, and data volumes over the last 25 years.
The purpose of this role is to shape our industry’s eco-system to increase market size by driving economies of scale and enabling new services via the creation and enhancement of Industry and Vodafone Standards and Specifications. This role focuses on the successful standardisation of new industrial solutions to interact/make use of 5G and 4G systems, e.g. Industrial Automation, Vehicular, AI, Machine Learning, Smart Energy, Healthcare and Audio-visual/Media Applications.
The role involves active engagement and contribution to external industry Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) and forums (e.g. 5G-ACIA, 5GAA, 3GPP SA & CT groups) as well as leading the Vodafone-internal activities to determine our company view.
This requires close work with the rest of Group Network Architecture, Operations, R&D, Enterprise Products and Services, Security, Vodafone Business, Group Marketing – Terminals, OpCos and Group Public Policy. Furthermore, we work closely and align with our strategic network and mobile chipset vendors and frequently travel to / participate at long haul international standardisation meetings.

With us you will:
• Designs components for high performance/cost effective, interoperable, multivendor public communications networks that facilitate the development of innovative/differentiating products.
• Pulls internal technology teams together to determine the direction we should push standards, and then drives the SDO to deliver world class solutions.
• Engages with suppliers and third parties to assist in achieving standardisation goals.
• Consultant to all areas of the business on the standards areas represented.
• Drives eco-system projects related to area of own standards work. 


Apply if you have:
• Authoritative, persuasive, with excellent technical communication skills, the capability to influence large international meetings and to present effectively to Senior Management.
• Detailed understanding of relevant specifications (e.g. 3GPP 5G-ACIA, 5GAA, SA1, SA4, CT groups), deep understanding of the 5G and 4G core networks and services enabled.
• Ability to analyse the technical and business impact of changes to 3GPP Standards.
• Focussed on the long term end-customer experience that results from their work.
• Creative: stamps individuality on internationally accepted designs. Works in multiple virtual project teams. Innovative: produces elegant solutions and original inventions
• APIs design experience
 Must have technical/professional qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science subject at 2:1 - 1st (or non-UK equivalent).

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.