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IoT Senior Cloud Architect

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  11-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: Senior Cloud Architect 
Location: UK / Newbury

Role purpose: 
To support Vodafone’s key strategic growth areas in IoT, Group Enterprise Technology requires a highly capable and experienced Cloud & DevOps architectures and processes. This role will be responsible for establishing an end to end agile culture within the IoT Infrastructure team. You will develop, manage, execute & take full accountability for bringing cloud automation and infrastructure as code capabilities to all of the IoT project deliveries. You will work very closely with technical delivery leads (product owners), solution architects, integration engineers, system integrators and software developers and ensure the IoT deliveries happen in time, on budget & effectively follows the agile best practices & principles.


This is a very central & exciting role within the young and dynamic IoT Infrastructure team, which is newly formed to address ever growing demands of IoT Infrastructure. You will help architect and deploy the tools required to enable automation of Infrastructure in close cooperation with the Test, Applications & Enablement teams and will become a key part of major ongoing and upcoming projects for delivery. Your objective is to ensure that every IoT project gets delivered effectively in agile and as promised.

Job Responsibility

Must have technical / professional qualifications: 
•    Experience and knowledge of cloud services & providers and/or virtualization technologies
•    Knowledge of IaC concepts and tools
•    Knowledge with DevOps tools.
•    Scripting experience at System Administration level (e.g. Python, Ruby, Bash). 
•    Good knowledge of OSI model and Good knowledge of network protocols;
•    Ability to understand architecture, network design & technical issues to drive effective agile delivery.
•    Ability to maintain calm attitude during difficult situations and handle pressure situations.
•    Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
•    Strong team player with an ability to identify and remove impediments or conflicts that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint & project goals.
•    Self-starter & self-motivated with a drive to identify opportunities for improvement across the agile delivery processes.
•    Highly independent, takes ownership, does not need to be told what to do and seeks feedback and execute actions.
BSc or MSc level degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Telecommunications.

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.