Principal Architect Infotainment

London, Greater London
Posting date:09 May, 2018

Principal Architect – Infotainment



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.


As a bold global technology leader, our products and services touch the lives of millions, as well as lending a huge helping hand to some of the country’s most crucial organisations. 
From contactless payments to connecting emergency services, our technology delivers some truly exciting initiatives, not to mention the incredible connections we make on a global level every single day. We rely on the brightest sparks to help us deliver new innovations. So if you believe, like we do, that technology can help us imagine, create and realise a more connected future – then we need you to help us achieve that goal! 
We’re focused on building the best network, providing a knockout digital experience and giving back the very best to our business customers.  What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?


Our Team:


The wider team and the role of Principal Architect is to define and lead the overall architecture strategy and roadmap for all aspects of Infotainment covering the three product verticals of Vodafone Start, Content Partnering and Vodafone ID. The architecture will be developed to provide innovative solutions that meet the market and global business requirements, whilst ensuring compliance with the Global Architecture standards and design principles. Part of this role is to contribute and enhance the omni-channel approach of the digital telco initiative and explore new disruptive ways of working across mobile, Set Top Box, fixed and all digital channel customer touchpoints.


Joining us as a Principal Architect you can be part of our empowering our Consumer Products & Services function. The Future is exciting. Ready?”


With us you will:


Own the governance in respect of architecture when working with Distinguished Engineers, other Principal Architects and other technical expert stakeholders.



What you can expect from us:


To lead the architecture domain in the Infotainment department and provides guidelines, direction and senior expert support to several senior architects and technical experts that work in the different verticals of Vodafone Start, Vodafone ID and Content Partnering and well as to 3rd party Partners. As the lead technical representative for Infotainment, it is vital to stay connected inside and outside the Vodafone Technology community, with industry experts to understand the latest technology trends and drive innovative solutions. Strong analytical, functional, technical and communication skills are imperative for this role. The role will also lead the governance and evolution of the platforms and strategy.



Apply if you have:

  • Strong knowledge of architecture best practices and design patterns. These include:

    • OAuth, OpenID Connect, GSMA Mobile Connect and other standards for authorization

    • Micro-Services (or Self-Contained-Services)

    • API definition (rest / soap) and API integration open programmes (including provisioning, login, charging and transaction)

    • Cloud oriented architectures (AWS, Azure and OpenStack)

    • Deep knowledge of cross-platform architecture, technology and platforms (e.g. Web / Android / iOS / etc.)

    • Big data (Hadoop, Adobe, Adobe targeting)

    • Security

    • Scalability


We’re happy if you:

  • Have a balanced mix of comprehensive technical and business skills

  • Extensive experience in designing complex, distributed, secure and scalable architecture solutions

  • Excellent Knowledge of enterprise solutions and architectures (i.e. cloud, big data, security, virtualization, storage, etc.)




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. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on



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