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Deputy General Manager - IT Solution Architect - BSS, Solution Architecture Principals - Bangalore

Posting Country:  India
Date Posted:  29-Jul-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

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.


The Enterprise IT Delivery department caters to IT/IS needs of four vertical business units in Vodafone Group Enterprise that include Vodafone Global Enterprise, Vodafone Carrier Services, Machine-to-Machine / Internet of Things, and Cloud & Hosting Services, each with their own portfolio of products and services. The function also build re-usable assets that cater to the IT/IS needs of Enterprise Business Units in a number of Vodafone Local Markets.

To support  key strategic growth areas, Enterprise IT require a highly capable and experienced ‘IT SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT’ who will be responsible for the solutions architecture and design of integrated IT/IS solutions that meet current and future needs of the four vertical business units in Group Enterprise and the Enterprise Business Units in Local Markets. The role will deliver a trusted IT Architecture & Solutions Design service to stakeholders throughout Vodafone for COMPLEX PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS & CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS to quality, level of detail, time and cost acceptance criteria, such that we can demonstrably meet our Business colleagues’ needs and provide our colleagues in IT Domain Delivery high quality deliverables that facilitate the development, test and deployment activities whilst moving Vodafone towards its stated strategic goals. This also includes the provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take into account relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices; and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible. #_VOIS

Must have technical / professional qualifications

Educated to degree level and/or relevant technical experience (preferably 12+ years) with a proven track record of delivering complex cross-domain IT/IS solutions architectures and designs in the telecommunications industry

Long Description

  • Working knowledge and/or experience of delivering solutions architectures and designs for one or more of the enterprise product sets (Fixed and Mobile Connectivity, Unified Communications, Cloud & Hosting and M2M/IoT)
  • Working knowledge of TOGAF (Enterprise Architecture framework), TM Forum Frameworx (industry specific Process, Application, and Information frameworks), and UML (modelling standard)
  • Experience with E2E modelling tools such as Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect or IBM Rationale System/Software Architect)
  • Experience with managing third parties required to participate in the definition of solution designs, ensuring continuity of design with all internal aspects
  • Excellent communication (both written and spoken), negotiation and presentation skills
  • Persists when faced with resistance and convinces other colleagues of a point of view
  • Anticipates objections, builds on other people’s ideas, and improves service standards

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.