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Digital Solution Architect

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Job Description

  • Establish a systems architecture roadmap to provide direction for technical upgrades, capacity uplifts, system rationalisation, decommissioning through functional convergence (in conjunction with broader technology stack evolution) in conjunction with programme demand.

  • Lead Solution Architecture & Design reviews and assurance activities throughout the Development lifecycle

  • Challenge up stream requirements and design activity to ensure a fair compromise of functional and non-functional requirements are being considered in releases to drive out of the box application strengths, infrastructure longevity to at least 18 months, keeping things simple and cost effective.

  • Lead and assure the design effort for technical transformation demand, acting as a key sign-off of technical artefacts (Low Level Design, Migration Designs, Implementation & Test Approaches, Operational Support Handover, etc.).

  • Provide solution direction and guidance to other project architects.

  • Provide ROM estimates of cost and timescales for projects under early consideration, supporting the Domain lead in assuring and challenging technical scope.

Candidate Description

  • Proven experience with an Architect role - ideally focussing on web architecture and digital projects

  • In depth experience of REST API architecture.

  • A deep understanding of technical security concepts to protect us and our users.

  • A track record of building reliable and safe distributed systems,

  • You've experienced good & bad development process, and have a passion for streamlining through automation and tool selection

  • Demonstrable experience of IT strategy definition

  • Desirable: TOGAF and SAFE Agile certified, or extensive experience working in a scaled Scrum or Kanban environment.

  • Experience of working within a large corporate environment

  • Experience working on eCommerce and self-service applications

Employer Description

At Vodafone, we're working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this.

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference., Safety Notice: To ensure candidate and employee safety, we are continuing with our virtual hiring and onboarding processes until further notice.

We innovate, invent and continuously improve, Vodafone UK Digital works within the heart of our business. Empowering Vodafone's mission of being a digital-first company is in everything we do.

Due to expansion and increased demand an opportunity has arisen for a talented Digital Solution Architect to join our dynamic team. Building great products that delight our customers and transform the way they engage with us is why we're here - in this role you'll be accountable for all technical platform evolutions in your domain- including continuous technical improvements and business growth initiatives.