Senior Network Design Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:08 Jun, 2018

Role Title: Senior Network Design Architect

Location: UK

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?      

Role purpose:

To deliver Best Network Design through Standardization of Procedures for best customer experience. Define and drive evolved end to end Network technologies for 5G, NFV/SDN and Digital Network Experience, through the delivery of; Technology Guidance and Deployment Standards covering all network domains (Access, Core, Transport, Service Enablers). To drive low Total Cost of Ownership for Network Efficiency initiatives through Standardisation and innovative solutions and commercial schemes.

Develop and deliver Technology Guidance, and all Network Standards E2E (Access, Core, Transport, Service Enablers), deployment recommendations and implementation tracking of Standards across Vodafone�s footprint.  Drive Market Adoption of Network Design Standards. Deliver Technology Trials/PoC for evolved Technologies and roadmap evolutions and Performance Analysis.

With us you will:

  • Drive Best Network Design through delivery of; Technology Guidance and Network Deployment Standards E2E (Access, Core, Transport, Service Enablers) aiming to deliver market differentiation in our Digital Technology journey.
  • Deliver detailed TCO models and business cases as part of network investment plan proposals for new initiatives deployment to Technology and Finance Boards.
  • Deliver RFQs for introduction of new Networks products / vendors or for optimising market investment plans
  • Delivers Technology Trials/PoC for evolved Network Technologies and roadmap evolutions including Performance Analysis.

  • Drive compliance of markets to the Standards and agreed Group strategy, vendors and products.

Apply if you have:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a mobile operator environment in the fields of 2G/3G/4G Mobile Networks, Transport, Core or Network Services-

  • Experience in an OpCo or Group in Network Design, Virtualisation, Product/Vendor Roadmap Management, Planning or Strategy teams.

  • Proven track record for successful delivery of new technologies and products

  • Experience in leading complex international programmes: the role holder will need to be able to work laterally with both Opcos and Group

  • Strong Presence � experience in presenting and interacting at management level

  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to balance and resolve conflicts of interest.

  • Excellent analytical skills (listening, questioning, challenging etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills � able to understand and interact in both business and technical languages

  • Able to provide strong leadership within a multinational, multicultural environment.


We�re happy if you:

  • Technical expertise in Network technologies and Standards incl. 2G/3G/4G, Core Services, Transmission and All IP Services.

  • Ability to deliver Business cases, TCO models and Standards / Blueprints for new products and technologies.

  • Experience in delivering RFI/RFP/RFQ management and evaluation.

  • Project management and Finance skills (e.g. business case, TCO, NPV, etc)

  • University degree in Engineering

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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