Digital Solution Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:03 May, 2018

Digital / Digital Architect / Solution Architect / Agile / Architecture / Cloud / TOGAF / Scrum / SAFE

Technology at Vodafone 

Millions of people interact with Vodafone Technology every day without even realising it. Our products deliver many essential services that critical to the lives of many different people. We connect all sorts of businesses including banks, shops and the media to and critical services such as the emergency services. Our technology and network is the backbone to everything we deliver and without it we wouldn’t have a business. That’s why we’re investing heavily in it and we need talented people to help us deliver the next wave of innovation.  

About the role

Working as a Digital Solution Architect within UK Digital IT you’ll be part of a team of technology experts driving forward Vodafone’s Digital channel solutions.

Working with the Digital Technology team, you'll be the front-line managing the demand from multiple parallel Business Projects to determine the impact on the Digital IT estate.  You will influence cross-domain projects to ensure that Digital solutions uphold the Digital Architecture principles, follow the strategic Digital Architecture roadmap and are sympathetic to our associated practices and standards.  You'll work closely with cross-functional supplier teams to assure solution conformance, improve practices and to identify and manage any architectural or programme risks.

We’re looking for
  • A person who has come through the ranks of development, technical team leadership and architecture OR a technical Business Analyst.
  • A confident influencer, someone who is not afraid to hold firm on appropriate solution choices.
  • A good communicator and somebody who is happy getting 'close to the work' alongside delivery teams to mentor, steer, and troubleshoot.
  • A pragmatist who can see the good and bad of something and make rounded decisions and suggestions based on what's important today and tomorrows direction.

Your Knowledge and Experience
  • Experience of designing and building distributed applications, especially targeting the main public cloud space providers.
  • Fluent in the design, implementation and ongoing evolution of APIs, especially REST based.  
  • Experience of production systems and the issues that arise, e.g. functional, performance, security; you learn from those past experiences and carries them into their day to day work.
  • Experience delivering Digital (Web/Mobile App) customer facing solutions.
  • You take great satisfaction in making things work well, make them work quickly, and enable the business to deliver new live product features quickly. 
  • You are collaborative person and work within cross-functional teams to overcome problems together. 
  • Your personal quality bar is high; you guide others around you to meet those standards.

Nice to have
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect (Associate or Professional).
  • TOGAF Certified. 
  • SAFE Agile certified or extensive experience working in a scaled Scrum or Kanban environment.

Why Vodafone?

Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career, and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very 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. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. 

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