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Specialist: Technology Architecture (Vodacom)

Specialist: Technology Architecture (Vodacom)

Role Purpose

To provide architectural and design guidance and expertise to Technology and Vodacom as a whole for technical and commercial initiatives.
To support the overall deployment/upgrade/evolution of Vodacom technical platforms from an architectural perspective.

Your responsibilities will include:

To collaborate with the Technology Architecture team and broader Technology Group in order to co-produce the long-term Vodacom Enterprise Architecture.
To collaborate on technical Evolution Roadmaps for various technologies within or across domains, taking into consideration the relevant standards, industry and market trends, and relevant business needs. To produce technical Target Architectures for technical domains in order to transform the Technology landscape in line with the company strategy. To Communicate effectively maintain sound Relationships at the relevant levels within the Company and all other Commercial customers within Vodacom in accordance with agreed strategies with Line Management. This includes: To be able to communicate at all levels within the organization through documented outputs tailored to the specific project/initiative, engagement, audience, and desired outcome. This could include written documents, presentations, memos, meetings, workshops, etc. To effectively present outputs produced to all levels (with management support at CxO levels) within the organization. To work with a peer architect group in requesting and providing peer review and guidance on initiatives and deliverables. To compile reporting information to be presented to all levels of management. To produce global industry standard, professionally written documents for all initiatives. To provide technical input and consultation on the Procurement of new technologies and systems through various SCM processes.
The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Matric/Grade 12 (or SAQA Accredited equivalent) is essential
A relevant 3 year Degree in Electrical Engineering or Information Systems (or SAQA Accredited equivalent) is essential   A 4 year Honours Degree in Computer/ Electrical Engineering or Information systems has preferred A minimum of 3-5 years total experience in the Telecommunications Industry is essential, 2 years of which should ideally be in Architecture, Systems Planning, or Systems Design. In-depth knowledge/experience of the Telecommunication Industry in one of the following domains:  Fixed Telecommunications technologies, including Access, Transmission and Core Network knowledge, both Circuit and Packet-switched Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, including Access, Transmission and Core Network knowledge, both Circuit, and Packet-switched Mobile bearer technologies as defined by 3GPP/IETF/GSMA Telecommunications BSS knowledge including (but not limited to)  Customer Care, CRM and Customer Self Service, Customer Interaction Technologies (including Online), Charging/Billing/Mediation, MCCM/BI Technologies, and Middleware/Integration Technologies.  Digital Evolution technologies including 5G, Cloud, Platforms, Microservices, Disruptive Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, and so forth. General knowledge of key technical concepts that impact Telecommunications and the broader ICT industry in order to provide thought leadership Enterprise Architecture Methodologies, Standards, and Best Practices as defined by industry architectural bodies. Communication skills including interpersonal skills, presentation skills, negotiation skills, relationship building ability, management reporting etcetera. Use of English language for professional technical writing to produce presentations and documents that are of global industry standard.
Closing date of Applications: 08 April 2021

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The base location for this role is Vodacom Campus, Midrand The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organizational culture that recognizes, appreciates, and values diversity & inclusion.

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