Solution Architect

Aggregate function:  Technology
Business Area:  VT Digital Engineering
Posting Country:  Portugal
Date Posted:  2 Apr 2024
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.

What you’ll do

The essence of the Solution Design Architect role in the Digital is to design the architecture of multiple platforms and the evolution of all the systems that we have in the Digital Engineering  for demands raised by Vodafone Group and Local market commercial teams. 
The specific responsibility concentrates on the evolution and optimization of the existing platforms as well as the integration of further markets and services, ensuring that all the relevant stakeholders are involved during the definition of the solution and supporting the delivery, quality assurance and operation teams.

The Solution Design Architect is part of the distributed agile team with specific responsibility to:  

  • Define solution architecture and implementation architecture. 
  • Align requirements and design with impacted teams across Vodafone Group Technology.  
  • Write the High-Level Design specification that is the input for the offshore development team.  
  • Align requirements with impacted teams across Vodafone Group Technology and local markets.  
  • Define the Architectural Runway for the service, which provides the necessary technical foundation for developing business initiatives and implementing new features and/or capabilities. 
  • Ensure non-functional requirement (Security, Privacy, Resilience, Continuity, etc) are factored into designs.
  • The Solution Design Architect will work closely with the Product Manager, Technical Product Owner and QA to make sure that the platform meets the needs of the business within the boundaries of the architectural roadmap and strategy.  
  • Implementation of Proofs of Concept (PoC) both internally for local market and for the Vodafone Group.
  • Be innovative.

Who you are

  • Strong communication skills and ability to act as technical SPOC interacting with other teams, Vodafone markets and external partners. 
  • Strong experienced in design and development of highly scalable, robust, distributed systems. 
  • Profound experience in application architecture and hands-on development. 
  • Excellent knowledge of web-based and service based architectures (REST), cloud oriented architectures (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and OpenStack) and micro-services patterns.
  • Deep knowledge of cross-platform architecture, technology and platforms (e.g. Web / Android / iOS / etc.). 
  • Good knowledge of (web) security standards. 
  • Ability to lead development and make architectural and implementation decisions, in a distributed team.  
  • Fluency in the English language

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

What's in it for you

Assess demand raised by Group and Local market commercial teams, manage the feasibility and propose innovative ways to implement the marketing requirements 
Design of technical components and optimization in conjunction with third parties and in line with Vodafone standards, this includes: 

  • Infrastructure architecture. 
  • Software architecture. 
  • Security requirements. 
  • Data models and analytics requirements.
  • Connectivity to other services enablers. 
  • Interfaces specification (APIs). 
  • Technical expert contribution to the technology selection process and make or buy decisions in synchronization with Technology standards. 
  • Accountable for the architecture runway of the services in line with the product roadmap. 
  • Lead integration projects for existing and new markets and services including knowledge sharing and end to end integration design.   

Together we can

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.