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Fixed Telco Architect - 3 Month Contract

Vodafone Ireland

  • Dublin South / Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 11/12/2012
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Fixed Telco Architect - 3 Month Contract - AMS onsite in Vodafone , Dublin South- Immediate Start    Role Purpose The role of the architect is to design the solution to support busi...

 

Fixed Telco Architect - 3 Month Contract - AMS onsite in Vodafone , Dublin South- Immediate Start   

Role Purpose
The role of the architect is to design the solution to support business requirements working closely with their commercial stakeholders and business analysts to understand how the business proposition can be implemented in our current system architecture.  The architecture will also need to consider the impacts to existing and new systems and be aware of Vodafone architecture principles and guidelines
They will engage with IT Delivery resources to devise optimum solution strategies that will meet requirements efficiently and effectively.  

Essence of Role – Key Accountabilities
Leadership and teamwork

  • Responsible for the architecture effort for projects using appropriate program management and planning principles.
  • To provide solution governance, expertise and direction to the development initiatives within VF-IE by reviewing requirements at an early stage and assessing their Architectural significance and defining solution options.
  • Lead design reviews to ensure compliance to the target architecture throughout the development life cycle.
  • Work with the Senior Architects in the architecture group to ensure that the target architecture/ solution is aligned to our roadmap
  • Provide weekly status reports on project deliverables
  • Champion bringing the customer to the heart of Demand
  • Build strong partnership based relationships with key Customer and Technology stakeholders
  • Act as initial point of contact for Demand solutions options via the business clinics and the Demand planning process
  • Participate in the production of the VF Ireland IT Capability Roadmap which provides clarity to the business on when the key capabilities will be delivered to support commercial plans
  • Collaboration strongly with colleagues in the Architecture team
Knowledge and experience
  • Deep knowledge of fixed line telcomms would be desirable.
  • Ability to quickly gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the existing Vodafone applications  
  • Experience of large-scale IT / Telecoms projects including full development lifecycle and project management
  • Broad  knowledge of current technologies, tools and industry trends within the mobile telephone industry
Innovation and change
  • Definition of the solution Design required to support project deliverables
  • Engage with Consumer, Enterprise and Commercial Operations business units to understand their requirements and identify/develop solutions that best meet their needs and fit with the overall technology architecture.
  • Support the development of the IT/business capability roadmap to support business capabilities, aligned with the wider relevant domain roadmap.
  • Champion the inclusion of best practises and continuous improvement activities within the team ie. Define Solution Catalogues and processes to develop strong demand management and business engagement
  • Support other Architecture activities as needed
Customers, supplier and third parties
  • Engage with Consumer, Enterprise and Commercial Operations business units to understand their requirements and identify/develop solutions that best meet their needs and fit with the overall technology architecture.
  • Build and maintain strong relations with vendors to ensure alignment of product roadmaps with Vodafone’s technology roadmap and business strategy.
Impact on the business
  • Production of high level solution designs for all proposed solution developments
  • Map solutions to application roadmaps and system architecture plans as well to general IT Strategies
  • Review IT Delivery functional designs to ensure compliance
  • Agree new architectural requirements or roadmap modifications if and when necessary
  • Update the Demand management tools with all solution designs, updates, approvals etc. on schedule
  • Manage the Architecture deliverables for projects through the Proposition Definition, Idea and Concept phases as per documented demand process
  • Develop project VROMs, review vendor ROM and pricing quotations for AD&M compliance
  • Engage with and assist IT vendors in the Demand phases of a project
  • Assist in the execution of other Demand Management activities as required ie. Project Sizing requests from the Business etc
Communication
  • Maintain excellent relationships with internal customers & stakeholders, managing expectations & outcomes
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with vendors


Person Specification
Competency / Performance Driver    
  • Customer Solution Focussed
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills
  • Highly motivated, driven and capable of working independently
  • Willing to gather collate and share knowledge with others
  • Operational Effectiveness orientation and perspective
  • Quick and enthusiastic Learner
  • Creative and innovative approach to solution design
  • Commercial awareness
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Self Development
  • Awareness of External Environment     
Technical / Professional Expertise
  • Preferably 7 years experience as either a Software Developer or as a Business/Systems Analyst/Architect  with at least 3 of these years in the mobile telephone sector.
  • Have a 3rd Level IT qualification
  • Deep knowledge of at least one functional area (CRM, Billing or Mobile Products and Services) and good working knowledge of another
  • Ability to quickly gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the existing Vodafone applications  
  • Experience of large-scale IT / Telecoms projects including full development lifecycle and project management
  • Broad  knowledge of current technologies, tools and industry trends within the mobile telephone industry
For immediate consideration for this
role, Please send on your CV to Eimear . Somers @ vodafone . com or call
087-1400-306 for a confidential discussion.

Alexander
Mann Solutions, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the
delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment
Business.


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