IT Solution Architect

  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:03 Jun, 2020
Solution Architect

Location: Newbury
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Hours: 37.5

Vodafone UK IT is the intelligence, the platforms and tools that enable our products and services. Be part of the team that develops and runs our digital IT platforms, driving innovation in how we deliver to our customers and the rest of the business. 

Due to expansion within the UK IT Architecture area we have x6 exciting Solution Architect positions available to deliver on a variety of high profile internal and customer facing projects and programmes


What will you be doing?

Working as a Solution Architect within the UK IT Architecture team, you will be supporting the delivery of technical solutions that meet the UK business requirements, whilst ensuring compliance with the target Global reference architecture and UK architectural principles. 

You will be expected to engage with a wide range of stakeholders including project teams, the Vodafone business at all levels, service operations, technology partners and Vodafone Group Architecture/Technology.

Your work as a Solution Architect will include:

  • Building technical solutions for delivering Vodafone products and services, in a dynamically changing technology landscape. 
  • Working across key programmes in project teams with Vodafone partners and Suppliers to design and deliver technology solutions to the consumer business unit with a clear view on both strategic and tactical technology transformation.
  • Providing Technology Governance to support strategic and tactical developments to the business in accordance with IT and Business Strategy and the UK Investment plan.
  • Delivering  and assuring the technical architecture artefacts for projects.  These artefacts will include Initial Technology Assessments, Technical Options Papers, Architecture Blueprints, High Level Designs, Impact Assessments, and Change requests.
  • Lead architecture effort for small to medium projects or be a member of an Architecture team for larger programmes.
  • Act as a functional and technical expert for either an application, a defined set of applications or a portfolio of related applications within UK Technology.
  • Participate in design reviews to ensure compliance to the target architecture throughout the development life cycle.
  • Assist in delivering technical solutions that provide business advantage to Vodafone through effective right time, right cost, and right solution design.

Who are we looking for? 

  • Proven experience within a Solution Architect role
  • Application & Data Knowledge of at least one of the following capabilities: Order Management, Provisioning, Security, Online, Enterprise Integration, M2M, & B2B.
  • Ability to work within a technical environment performing technical design and/or system analysis roles across technical domains.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ability to present technical solutions in easy to understand business language.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong ongoing relationships across a business with internal and external stakeholders.


Our promise to you

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.

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