Senior Architect

London, Greater London
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:06 Jun, 2019
Role Title: Senior Architect
Location: Paddington

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 Digital Capabilities function owns Technology platforms within Consumer Product & Services.  The platforms are enabling, orchestrating and exposing Markets and Group capabilities to third parties and Vodafone services.  The platforms are handling more than 1000 Transaction per second, 150 third parties in more than 20 markets are generating more than 600m€ revenue p.a.

The Digital Capabilities platforms are: common Digital Exposure Layer (DXL), API exposure layer (APIX), Global Integration Gateway (GIG), LIA, AAA and the related Continuous Integration Systems, the vast majority is running in the cloud in an agnostic manner following the “API-first” principle and are using recent technologies as e.g. microservices, containers and service mesh.

The purpose of this role is to define and govern the overall architecture strategy and roadmap for aspects of Digital Capabilities’ platforms. The architecture will be developed to provide solutions to meet the market and global business requirements, whilst ensuring compliance with the Target Global Architecture and Architectural Standards and Design Principles.

The Digital Capabilities team is delivering with Vodafone people in Europe (Düsseldorf, Paddington) and India (Pune).


The Senior Architect will act as a lead functional and technical representative for the Digital Capability area, gathering information and proposing solutions, therefore, strong analytical, functional, technical and communication skills are imperative for this role. The role will also involve the governance of the evolution of the platforms, ensuring the compliance of the solutions to the Globally mandated solution set as well as defining the migration paths to that set.

The Architect contributes to the Digital Capabilities strategy and will own governance when working with other Architects and Technical stakeholders. 


Joining us as a  Senior Architect you can be part of our empowering Digital Capabilities function. “The Future is exciting. Ready?”

With us you will:
  • Enable solution opportunities by identifying the requirements directly from the Vodafone Local Markets/Partner Markets or by proactively understanding their needs.  

  • Able to express complex concepts in plain language to reach broader audiences.

  • Adheres to technical constraints laid out by Architecture guidelines

  • Delivery of products - lead the design and delivery of respective portfolio as aligned with Group Commercial and local markets

Product and service development – Build new products and new features to existing ones, based on existing capabilities, vendors or developing new ones.

Apply if you have:
  • Related qualification and proven experience in mobile technology, digital products, or IT 

  • Technical degree level (MsC)
We’re happy if you:
  • Excellent Knowledge of enterprise solutions and architectures (i.e. cloud, big data, virtualization, storage, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Architecture best practices and design patterns.
  • Proven experience of conducting technical workshop, presenting technical solutions, preparing how-to guides, and technical comparison documents.

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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