IT Solutions Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:01 Oct, 2019
Role Title: IT Solutions Architect
Location: Newbury 

At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board.

Our Team:

To support  key strategic growth areas, the VBIT Architecture Team require a highly capable and experienced ‘IT SOLUTION ARCHITECT’ who will be responsible for the solutions architecture and design of integrated IT solutions that meet current and future needs of the four vertical business units in Vodafone Business and the Enterprise Business Units in Local Markets. The role will deliver a trusted IT Architecture & Solutions Design service to stakeholders throughout Vodafone to quality, level of detail, time and cost acceptance criteria, such that we can demonstrably meet our Business colleagues’ needs and provide our colleagues in IT Domain Delivery high quality deliverables that facilitate the development, test and deployment activities whilst moving Vodafone towards its stated strategic goals. This also includes the provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take into account relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices; and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.

Your role:
Impact on the Business
  • Deliver recognisable value through development of innovative yet pragmatic E2E IT Solutions Architecture and Design models that bring structure and definition to large and complex developments; ensuring the appropriate balance of short term and strategic solutions is maintained

  • Work with colleagues across Vodafone to understand and validate specific and medium term requirements and then develop appropriate end to end designs within this context taking into account changes to network and technology platforms, service, process, organisation, operating model and other aspects

  • Provide design and thought leadership, with effective delivery of new product introductions, customer solutions and business change

  • Ensure delivery is focused on solutions that provide the maximum business benefit and commercial advantage to Vodafone


Customer, Suppliers and Third-Parties

  • Lead or participate in virtual teams ensuring that responsibilities and accountabilities for meeting requirements and delivery of various design artefacts and deliverables are clearly understood, documented, agreed and fulfilled
  • Ensure effective collaborative working across relevant organisation functions in Vodafone and its partners to make sure solutions meet requirements, agreed quality criteria, follow recognisable best practice techniques, align to documented wider IT


Apply if you have: <<Cover experience and qualifications here>>

  • Demonstrable and recent track record of delivering an architecture and design service on projects that span multi-disciplinary areas across OSS, BSS and Enterprise domains in a large telecommunications IT environments

  • Sound overall knowledge of application capabilities, integration, data design methodologies and industry best practices

  • Ability to understand a wide range of disciplines in enough detail to communicate effectively with experts in those areas to enable delivery of E2E solutions designs, including, as examples, network designs, customer relationship management, order management / service provisioning, service assurance processes, billing and general enterprise management functions.

  • Management of complex and conflicting priorities with ease

  • Ability to balance short term vs. strategic solutions to cater to conflicting demands


We’re happy if you:

  • Working knowledge and/or experience of delivering solutions architectures and designs for one or more of the enterprise product sets (Fixed and Mobile Connectivity, Unified Communications, Cloud & Security and M2M/IoT)

  • Working knowledge of TOGAF (Enterprise Architecture framework), TM Forum Frameworx (industry specific Process, Application, and Information frameworks), and UML (modelling standard)

Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a 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 benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact

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