Vodafone Business has invested heavily in its connectivity solutions over recent years, none more so than SDWAN, being recognised for the second year running as a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant.
The successful candidate will contribute towards the technology vision for how Vodafone’s enterprise connectivity products and components shall evolve over the next 1-3 years to deliver world class customer products. He or she will work on the evolution of selected topics, turning these topics from high-level ideas and concepts, into scoped, documented and structured activities which can be mobilised and subsequently handed over to the delivery function. Including competitive market assessment, high-level vendor solution comparison, potential development timeline, targeted proof of concepts, business case framework, etc.
The successful candidate will have a proven ability to look beyond pure technology detail. Demonstrating an ability to position complex emerging technologies in terms of both Vodafone business benefit and its ability to solve customer problems. With an ability to position complex technology with senior stakeholders.
The role is highly interactive and requires the ability to work with other internal departments, and the wider Vendor community, as part of a virtual team. Leveraging existing technology knowledge and experience within Vodafone, along with Vendor Partnerships to deliver a suitable output.
The Product Architect shall have significant experience as a Network and Solution Architect. With a good understanding of established network technologies include IP/MPLS, Security, Ethernet/OTN/DWDM, LAN/WiFi and Datacentre. The Product Architect shall also have a good and current understanding of the SD-WAN and NFV market. Equally as relevant, the Product Architect will have experience of Systems and Tools to enable network technologies to be operated, managed and sold at a Service Provider scale. A good understanding of modern Platform oriented architecture and all relevant technologies is also required