Architect Authority

  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:08 Jul, 2020

Network Core Cloud Senior Design Arch
(Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
Hours:   COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers. We are restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to create solutions that our customers will love. We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our environmental impact by 2025. It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready?


Today, we connect one in 16 people worldwide. The technology function is fundamental in building a Digital Society. Our Gigabit networks, the Internet of Things and mobile financial services enable incredible innovations that will make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling. We want to make sure that our technology creates a better future for people, communities, businesses and society. We get it done, together. We think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?

The Role

You will
Deliver end to end Network Specifications for Core, Virtualisation / Cloud and Data Centres through standardization for best customer experience. To monitor end to end actual Network Architecture across markets driving them to adhere to Group guidelines and specifications. To lead Global RFQs by delivering technical specifications with standard configurations (BoMs) and Total Cost of Ownership assessments. To deliver innovation by conducting Technology Trials/PoCs and deployment of new products and network technologies.


You must have…
E2E knowledge of mobile network architecture.
Technical expertise in Network technologies and Standards incl. 2G/3G/4G/5G,  Site Infrastructure.
Deep knowledge in Core /Cloud, Data centers
Knowledge on cybersecurity aspects to be considered in mobile networks
Experience in delivering RFI/RFP/RFQ management and evaluation.
Ability to deliver Business cases, TCO models and Standards for new products and technologies.
Knowledge of main network KPIs to undertake basic performance analysis based on network stats.
Software Engineering skills and product development processes
Project management and Finance skills
Good Powerpoint skills.


What’s in it for you?
28 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days) plus public holidays
Flexible working
Pension matching scheme of up to 10%
5 paid days leave for charity projects
MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes
Vodafone family and friends discount
Interest free commuter loan
Global parental leave policy for all new parents coming in 2020 which includes 16 weeks fully paid leave and upon returning to work, new parents can work part-time hours for 6 months whilst being paid their full-time salary
Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning

Our commitment

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.
Get to know us better here and find out what life at Vodafone could be like for you.
Please contact for any application-related enquiries.


The future is exciting. Ready?




Life at Vodafone

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