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Software Engineering Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  07-Jan-2021
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?


The Software Engineering Architect provides expert knowledge to define, design, maintain and evolve the development and implementation of architecture solutions to particular business cases in alignment with the architecture direction and standards. The Architect Authority performs market agnostic technical planning, architecture development and modifies specifications as well as developing specifications for new products/apps/services and assessing the compatibility and integration of products and services to ensure functionality across interdependent technologies. Typically reports to Senior Architecture Manager.

Job Responsibilities
* Works effectively with colleagues to develop technical stories which are aligned to defined architecture principles and patterns in line with the architecture vision and standards;
* Assists, advises and executes design, development, and deployment of digital architecture practices, standards, patterns and innovations;
* Uses best practice knowledge to ensure the holistic solution design of future capabilities and features, including external dependencies, cross-domain integrations (APIs), and technical enablers/stories, etc;
* Maintains solid relations with the system integrator to ensure the solutions being delivered are aligned with Vodafone standards, best practice and business objectives, and the activity is signed off accordingly;
* Collaborates with the team to scout new technologies and vendors to enable innovation and identify technical enablers;
* Supports with providing strategic input and planning for large infrastructure initiatives/projects across the product�s lifecycle;
* Supports assisting with the creation of Requests For Proposal (RFPs) on technical requirements, evaluation of answers and supplier short-listing during RFP process;
* Uses communication skills on foundational architecture best practices and disruptive technologies and their implications;
* May provide informal guidance to junior staff;
MicroServices and APIs
Data Driven Decision Making
Dev Ops
Architecture and Design
Software Engineering

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.