Senior Enterprise Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
261164
Posting date:24 Sep, 2019
Senior Enterprise Architect

Working as an Enterprise Architect within the UK IT Architecture team, you will be creating end to end cross functional architectures 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, IT specialist architects and the Vodafone business at all levels, service operations, technology partners and Vodafone Group Architecture/Technology.

In addition, you will be expected to develop and provide high level subject matter expertise on the Vodafone IT Technology estate contributing to the development of the IT Strategy and supporting Vodafone Investment plans. 

Key Accountabilities 
  • Assist in the definition and governance of the Vodafone UK IT architecture, ensuring that it meets business requirements and performance goals, and that the technical direction is consistent with Vodafone strategy.
  • Act as a functional end to end expert for a portfolio of related applications within UK Technology.
  • Lead design reviews to ensure compliance to the target architecture throughout the development life cycle.
  • Lead architecture effort for small to medium projects or be a member of an Architecture team for larger programmes.
  • Manage or assist as requested the delivery of technical solutions that provide business advantage to Vodafone through effective right time, right cost, and right solution design.
  • Work with product vendors and system integrators and Vodafone cross functional teams in achieving the above.
  • Contribute to and understand the IT Architecture Strategy in conjunction with VF UK Strategy and VF Global vision.

Professional Expertise

Essential
  • Technical competency of solution design in a Telco, preferably mobile. 
  • Understanding of components making up the Telco BSS & OSS technology Domains. 
  • Appreciation of stakeholders’ viewpoints of “digitisation” and practical knowledge of leveraging modern technologies to deliver a customer and employee digital experience. 
  • Ability to work within a technical environment performing technical design and/or system analysis roles across technical domains.
  • Demonstrated Technology background with associated academic technical qualification and/or experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ability to present technical solutions in easy to understand business language.
  • Enthusiastic and keen attitude to developing knowledge in existing and upcoming technologies.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong ongoing relationships across a business with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have a creative and inquisitive nature to support problem solving and solution design.
  • Strong self-management skills with the ability to manage own workload to complete assigned tasks to time and quality.
Desired

TOGAF certified or with significant architecture experience at a strategic level.

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