IT Enterprise Architect – VBPS
Location: Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
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Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local markets to drive consistency and earn customer loyalty across 20 countries for over 600 million customers. We are restless and passionate about creating a better future for all. We are always open to new things, and curious to create solutions that our customers will love. We are constantly learning to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards and to deliver on our strategy. Our ambition is to improve 1 billion lives and half our environmental impact by 2025. It’s up to each of us to make this happen. Ready?
Today, we connect one in 16 people worldwide. The technology function is fundamental in building a Digital Society. Our Gigabit networks, the Internet of Things and mobile financial services enable incredible innovations that will make our lives easier, healthier, smarter and more fulfilling. We want to make sure that our technology creates a better future for people, communities, businesses and society. We get it done, together. We think big, take risks, keep the best and learn from the rest. Do you?
To support the definition, articulation and governance of the E2E B2B Architecture across local markets and global business functions supporting our business customers globally. The global vertical business functions include Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone Carrier Services, Internet of Things, Managed Mobility, Unified Comms & Connectivity and Cloud & Hosting Services, each with their own portfolio of products and services, and relevant business functions in Group Technology.
Key responsibilities will include;
Creating target state and interim state architectures
Creating value driven capability roadmaps
Reviewing, aligning and governing local market and global business function solutions
Maintaining reference architectures
Shaping new demand aligning it to our target architecture
Academic Degree qualified
Be aware of and capable of using Telecoms, IT Industry and Enterprise Architecture Best Practice methodologies, process, function and data maps such as those used by TM Forum, or defined by ITIL, TOGAF, BPMN, UML etc.
Capability to articulate and define complex architectures in a simple way to stakeholders underpinned by a structured analytical approach and high quality Architectural Artefacts and Deliverables.
Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken). Able to gain influence at senior levels across Vodafone Local Markets, Partners and Affiliates, Suppliers putting across complex ideas in a simple way. Specific experience and demonstrable capability around the effective presentation of Architecture concepts to a diverse range of stakeholders.
Industry experience in Telecoms necessary with experience of Enterprise customers and product portfoliors (IOT, SD-WAN, Cloud etc)
Demonstrable track record of delivering on projects that span multi-disciplinary areas, preferably in a large telecommunications and/or Digital organisation with Enterprise Architecture, Business and IT environments.
Sound overall knowledge of applications, integration, and data architecture methodologies and industry best practices
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