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Senior Manager - IT Solution Architecture - E2E

Job Description

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Solution Architecture, the Senior Manager - IT Solution Architecture will have responsibility of Solution Architecture and design leadership for multiple delivery portfolios in the CIO directorate!

You'll be responsible for the end-to-end architecture and design of IT solutions within the assigned delivery portfolio(s) as per the VMO2 delivery framework. You'll work closely with the technical and non-technical teams to ensure all requirements of your portfolio's deliveries are owned and implemented as needed by the VMO2 delivery framework.

Additionally, you will be responsible for building and maintaining the methodologies, best practices, documentation, and tools used to support architecture and design activities for enterprise and customer facing IT solutions (such as CRM systems, digital/online platforms, Customer Care technologies & platforms, and more)!

Candidate Description

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Previous demonstrable experience in a similar technical Solutions Architecture role

  • A broad understanding across the whole of the software life cycle with a record of having applied the knowledge successfully in a variety of situations.

  • Strong and solid experience on all or most of the following domains: Customer Management, Order Management, Billing Management, Product/Service/Resource Management, Application Integration, Data Management, Business Intelligence, Identity Management

  • Experience of leading architecture and design teams in large enterprises (preferably Cable/Telco), both technically (design, development and implementation) and pastorally (i.e. Mentorship, Performance, Appraisals, Personal Development, Team Development and Wellbeing)

  • Knowledge of industry standards, technology standards & architecture frameworks such as TOGAF

    The other stuff we're looking for

    We'd also love you to bring;

  • Knowledge of industry trends, research, and developments relating to the Architecture and Solution Design profession; particularly within Telecoms/Software/Digital

  • Strong vendor management skills, particularly negotiation, direction and measurement of vendor deliveries against complex technical requirements

  • Experience of integration architecture concepts and working with Cloud, MSA and SOA technologies

Employer Description

Virgin Media, the UK's fastest major broadband provider and O2, the UK's favourite mobile network operator - has partnered up and together, we're ready to supercharge the UK. We're two of the UK's most iconic brands, combining 46 million+ broadband, mobile, phone and home subscribers, and 18,700 employees. We've come together to give the UK more choice and better value - it's good news for customers, communities, and businesses all over the country., We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a personality profile assessment followed by a competency based interview.