Innovation & R&D Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:05 Apr, 2018

Innovation & R&D Architect (Big Data)

Location:  Newbury or Paddington

About the Opportunity:
Imagine working where you have the agility of a start-up and the resources of a global corporate. A place where sophisticated technologies and like-minded colleagues combine, equipping you to turn invisible, unstructured data into something incredible. Where predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analysis reveal what’s possible – so you can make it powerful.

“We are looking for talented individuals with a blend of ability, self-motivation and a passion for data and technology to come and join us.

What you will do:
You will drive innovation and evolve technologies within the Big Data and Analytics domain and own the trials management processes and reporting for the centre of excellence.

The proof of concepts will deliver architectural and best-practice principles that are to be driven through to the local markets to ensure cost efficiencies are realised and through a modular architecture approach, identify, harvest & deliver strategic re-usable components to achieve faster time to market and reduction in total cost of ownership.

You will be responsible for:

Delivering Vodafone´s Technology Guidance for Analytics, Black Books, vendor selections, RFIs, High Level Designs and blueprints whilst supporting strategic programmes with their subject matter expertise.

• Delivering the 5-year strategy plan for Big Data and Analytics in Vodafone with supporting information to stream-line new projects (lower TCO, reduce time to market) and ensure a consistent architecture across the Vodafone foot-print to achieve key Architectural goals
• Define, manage and maintain the strategy, architecture and vendor selections for Big Data & Analytics utilising disruptive technologies to the benefit of Vodafone (thought leadership)
• Define, manage and execute proof of concepts that lead to strategic enablement and/or return on investment for Vodafone
• Lead RFIs for new capability areas and manage stakeholders across both Group entities and the Local Markets.

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