Solution Architect Collaboration Service

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:26 Nov, 2019
Role Title: Solution Architect – Collaboration Services
Location: Newbury

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 Office IT Collaboration Domain’s Service Portfolio sits right at the heart of Vodafone’s Digital Workplace strategy and portfolio. The Office IT Solution Architect Collaboration Services has to ensure solutions delivered by the Collaboration development team and 3rd parties can be seamlessly integrated, transitioned and operated within the Office IT Collaboration application landscape.

Ensure Vodafone Collaboration platforms architecture adheres to security and Enterprise Architecture guidelines and industry best practices focused on defining, implementing and continuously improving the platform architecture.

The key responsibility of a solution architect within Collaboration domain is the creation of technical solution designs and the technical support and guidance of the project implementation during the development and technical setup and implementation phases


The Future is exciting. Ready?

With us you will:
  • Delivery of technical designs (HLD, LLD, TAD)
  • Responsible for the end-to-end architecture design of cloud based services (such as Office 365) integrated into the Collaboration Services & Portfolio

  • Create and gather the technical requirements and analyse technology trends,

Accountable for any technical aspects during a project delivery phase

  • Technical guidance and hands-on support for internal development team.

  • Drive and guide technical innovations, incl. POC and cloud migration process

  • Assuring that technical solution meets security requirements incl. code review

  • Close interface with Security, Office IT and Enterprise Architects.

  • Proactively delivers improvement strategies, opportunities, risks, cost efficiency proposals, functionality simplification/consolidation strategies for the products under responsibility.

  • Definition of technical requirements towards depending teams (Firewall, DC, Network, other Office IT teams)

Apply if you have:
  • Deep knowledge in programming, technology frameworks, standards and technical modelling.
  • Experience on multiple Hardware and Software Environments ( distributed, desktop, and mobile) and be comfortable with complex heterogeneous systems environments.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, design, and most critically, attention to performance, scalability, reliability, availability at the system and component level

  • Good understanding of ITIL Service Management
  • Must possess an in depth understanding of the capabilities of Collaboration technologies (e.g. SharePoint server 2010/2016/2019, Multifarm / Crossfarm Environments, MS Data Protection Manager, SCOM), Database knowledge (e.g. MSSQL) , Development knowledge (e.g. PowerShell Scripting, development Frameworks)
  • Microsoft Office 365,  solution design and management experience in a large scale IT Enterprise environment
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. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact

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