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Solution Architect

Posting Country:  Albania
Date Posted:  18-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.


Role title: Digital Architect 

Role Purpose: Manage architecture vision and roadmap in alignment with the Digital Architecture blueprint from Group

Job Responsibility

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
• The Digital Architect is responsible for defining, maintaining and evolving the emerging architecture that enables the digital vision and business objectives, maximizing the value of technology disruptions into current and future capabilities.
• This role is responsible for identifying, analysing, and directing the execution of change towards the digital architecture vision and digital business vision, by providing and prioritizing “technical epics”
• This role support continuously assessing, valuing, and sizing initiatives to inform the Portfolio Backlog and related decisions.
• This role is responsible for transferring the vision and objectives to Software Engineers across the digital organization, fostering establishment of architecture practices, patterns and innovations. 

Core competencies, knowledge and experience :
• Extensive experience in Telco IT architecture and Systems
• Experience with Digital applications  Architecture and Design
• Extensive experience with Open APIs
• Extensive experience with API GWs (e.g  Google APIGee, Netflix Zuul)
• Extensive experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes
• Good understanding and experience of Cloud Native Application Architecture
• Good understanding and experience with Micro Services architecture
• Must have software development background (preferably Oracle & Java technologies)
• In-depth knowledge of modern web architecture and Serverless architecture
• In depth knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure and OpenStack)
• Knowledge of database architectures, data modelling, SQL and NoSQL approaches.
• Ability to conduct in-depth design reviews of large systems
• Understanding of DevOps culture, practices and tools
• Experience of production systems and the issues that arise, e.g. functional, performance, security
• Experience defining Digital (Web/Mobile App) customer facing solutions
• Digital channel component architecture including front end, server, CMS, CDN, cache, IDM and search capabilities

Must have technical / professional qualifications:
• Definition of long-term business , data and IT architecture strategy and roadmap
• Hold a relevant degree on  Computer Science, Engineering or IT
• Excellent knowledge of English and Albanian (speaking and writing )


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.