Portfolio Lead Solution Architect
Newbury, GB
5d ago


Role title : IT Solutions Architect Portfolio Lead

Location : Newbury with occasional travel worldwide based on business need

Role purpose :

The Vodafone Business IT (VBIT) department in Group Technology caters to IT needs of Vodafone Group Enterprise that includes four lines of businesses (Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone Carrier Services, Internet of Things, and Cloud & Security Services), Product Management, Sales, Global Operations, etc.

  • The function also builds re-usable assets that cater to the IT needs of Enterprise Business Units in a number of Vodafone Local Markets.
  • To support key strategic growth areas, the VBIT Architecture Team require a highly capable and experienced IT Solution Architect Portfolio Lead’ who will be responsible for the solutions architecture and design of integrated IT solutions that meet current and future needs of Vodafone Business Products & Solutions and the Enterprise Business Units in Local Markets.

    The role is the lead of a large portfolio of products, effectively acting as an authority for the design of IT solutions within the portfolio, guiding other solution architects working in the portfolio, and acting as SPOC for demand management & planning teams to ensure the portfolio is sufficiently resourced.

    The role will deliver a trusted IT Architecture & Solutions Design service to stakeholders throughout Vodafone to quality, level of detail, time and cost acceptance criteria, This role has holistic view across all IT design activities and as such will require engagement with senior stakeholders to define long range target architectures, align product designs with broader IT strategy, and influence decisions on IT investment taking into account cost and time constraints.

    Essential skills :

    Demonstrable and recent track record of delivering an architecture and design service on projects that span multi-disciplinary areas across OSS, BSS and Enterprise domains in a large telecommunications IT environments. BSS

    Sound overall knowledge of application capabilities, integration, data design methodologies and industry best practices

    Ability to understand a wide range of disciplines in enough detail to communicate effectively with experts in those areas to enable delivery of E2E solutions designs, including, as examples, network designs, customer relationship management, order management / service provisioning, service assurance processes, billing and general enterprise management function

    Desired skills

    Working knowledge and / or experience of delivering solutions architectures and designs for enterprise level products or transformation programmes.

    Working knowledge of TOGAF (Enterprise Architecture framework), TM Forum Frameworx (industry specific Process, Application, and Information frameworks), and UML (modelling standard)

    Experience with managing third parties required to participate in the definition of solution designs, ensuring continuity of design with all internal aspects

    Must have technical / professional qualifications :

    Educated to degree level and / or relevant technical experience (preferably 8+ years) with a proven track record of delivering complex cross-domain IT solutions architectures and designs in the telecommunications industry


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