Solution Architect

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. Other
Posting date:16 May, 2018

Solution Architect

The future is exciting. Are you ready to join our Enterprise Operations as our next Solution Architect?

About Major Programmes
Get Ready. Joining our Major Programmes operations, you will work on our most high profile Programmes yet. It’s business critical activity will deliver via a series of work-streams and projects. With over 10,000 customers across all segments, this is an exciting and challenging place for you to make a noticeable difference. We invite you to be part of this.

Solution Architect
The Solution Architect (SA) role is to be the Design Authority for the end to end technical and service solution for deals with multinational customers. You will be responsible for working with sales and directly with customers in order to design, cost, and document the solution to be offered to customers.

You will respond to requests for new technology or technology-derived solutions from the customer, but will also be accountable for pro-actively creating new opportunities to deploy solutions within the customer’s environment.

You will work closely with other members of the Vodafone team, including: the technical community, Projects & Programmes, Service and Commercial managers, to ensure that the solution deployed is fit for purpose and can be readily deployed and operated by Vodafone.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership
• Capture and interpret customer requirements, and design complex and custom solutions to meet customer requirements
• Build accurate scalable cost models and provide input into pricing strategy
• Identify and document any risks to the solution
• Document solution in RFP responses, proposals and Statement of Works/High Level Designs
• Ensure solutions are deliverable in timeframes committed and have passed all appropriate solution governance

About you:
• Expertise in designing complex solutions in one or more of the following areas:
• IP Networking (WAN & LAN)
• Unified Comms including IPT, Contact Centres, IM, Email and Video Conferencing
• Security solutions
• Mobility and Mobile Data Services
• Experience with IT Managed Services desired
• Experience in dealing with large corporate customers in a solution design or consultancy role
• International experience desirable
• Eligible for a level of security clearance is desired

About Enterprise
When it comes to taking care of business – our Enterprise teams have got it covered. We provide compelling services for every business, big or small, in fixed line communications, mobile solutions and converged services. We’re the No 1 challenger telco helping our customers build better businesses, providing our global experience and local industry expertise to support businesses when they need it.

About Us:
Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them.

And what’s it like to work here?
We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work, providing a flexible way for you to be at your best.

Our Commitment

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, 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 flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.

Vodafone is committed to making reasonable adjustments for all candidates considered to have a disability during the recruitment assessment process. Should you meet the minimum criteria for the role you are applying to, we will contact you to discuss the reasonable adjustments that you may need.

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