Principal Cloud Architect

  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:28 Jul, 2020

-Accountable for the Strategy and Architecture Roadmaps for the Security, Networks & Environments Domain – encompassing Cloud, Test Environment Readiness, Infrastructure-as-Code, Secure by Design, Service Virualisation, Secret Management and Network Interconnectivity spanning the entire breadth of the SDLC - ensuring that the selected solutions and frameworks deliver best-in-class capabilities.
-Collaborate closely with Group Architecture, TSS Product Owner and TSS Service Line stakeholders to ensure that objectives and requirements are captured in published Architecture Roadmaps.
-Act as a Technology Leader within the TSS Incubation Hub and across our centres using innovation to drive prototypes and proof of concepts.
-Work closely with the Leads from Digital, Service Management, DevOps and Analytics to explore synergies and ensure optimum execution of complex technology strategies.
-Work closely with the Operations and Software Engineering Service Lines to ensure a deep understanding of their Enviroment Automation objectives and support them in building Service Line roadmaps. This collaboration will extend deeply into other  Architecture Domains as the Networks & Environments Architecture strategy will act as a common enabler in the majority of strategic inititatives. 
-Maintain a deep level of collaboration with the Security Veritical to ensure ongoing adoption of new Security standards in a rapidly evolving landscape.
-Hold to account Engineeing and Delivery teams in ensuiring strict adherence to our Security Standards.
-Identify and develop opportunities provided by new technology to address challenges or to enable new ways of working aross all Domians and Service Lines.
-Work with Vendor teams to convey Vodafone’s needs and feedback as input to technology roadmaps.


With us you will:
-Defintion and ongoing ownership of the Reference Architecture and Architecture Roadmaps artefacts for Security, Networks and Environments Domain.
-Working closely with Product Owner team to ensure that Archtitecture have a deep level of input into the roadmap of TSS Platforms and our broader ambition to become a digital, data driven organisation.
-Recruitment and ongoing mentoring of a new COE Technical Architects (multi-location) to ensure a successful evolution to become a high performing team. 
-Active ownership of the Architecture Governance framework to ensures effective decision making across the TSS Transformation and Engineering team, TSS Application Development teams, Group Digital, Group Strategic Architecture Domains and Local Market Consumer and IT organisations. 


Apply if you have:
-10+ years of experience in designing complex, globally scaled and secure IT systems.
-Deep level of awareness in Cloud and Security technologies so as to enable creative solutions to complex and high risk challenges
-Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to drive a team to succeed in supporting complex delivery programmes. 
-Recognised subject matter expert in the broad set of Technologies owned by the Domain.
-Extensive experience and in-depth working knowledge in 3 of the following Cloud platform providers: AWS, Azure, GCP, RedHat Openshift, Pivotal Cloud Foundary, Rancher or Docker.
-Excellent level of knowledge in the following major industry treads; Cloud System Management, Containerisaton,  Serverless, Infrastructure-as-Code,  Immutable Infrastrucutre, Service Orchestration, Secret Management, Zero Trust Security, Software Defined Networks and and more.
-Extensive knowledge in Automation technologies such as; Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Jenkins, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and more. 


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