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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customer...
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    Senior Specialist Solution Architect

    Role Purpose

    The Senior Specialist- Solution Architect role is based in the Vodacom Business.


    To interact with customers to gather technical requirements, architect customer IT Infrastructure and compile solution proposal documentation in the Cloud and Hosting Services space as part of the Sales process.

    Your responsibilities will include:

    • Perform role of interface between customer, commercial and technical entities by translating between business requirements and technical specifications.
    • Provide a solution focused consultancy service to clients e.g. property developers, SMEs, business partners and retail customers. This will be in support of sales and presales colleagues, which will entail the analysing of complex customer requirements
    • Provide high level assistance and support prior to solution implementation, during solution implementation and post solution implementation.
    • Build and maintain productive relationships with key clients, internal groups within the company, suppliers and partners.
    • Deliver presentations to customers on existing and emerging technologies as well as the benefits or impact of these on customers.
    • Identify opportunities within client environments for solutions or new product development.
    • Respond to business and wholesale customer queries as per request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) documents.
    • Conduct research on and keep abreast of ICT trends to identify new product opportunities. Utilise solution design experience and expertise to provide input into and create architecture for new product development.
    • Regularly meet with the internal parties; e.g. Products and Engineering teams; as well as external parties; e.g. suppliers and partners; in order to understand internal and external roadmaps, technology strategies and product strategies.
    • Review and assess all existing products and services or those being considered by Vodacom in terms of its applicability and impact on business customers.

    The ideal candidate for this role will have:

    • Knowledge of converged solutions, Vodacom Business Product portfolio an technical design, Vodacom Consumer fixed offering and technical design, Infrastructure design and development e.g. Software, Infrastructure and Platform services and unified communications.  
    • Cross Domain Technology Architecture knowledge coupled with implementation experience including a combination
    • Min 5 Years relevant experience in IT or Engineering (essential).  
    • Industry certification e.g. Cisco (CCNA/CCDA and above), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (preferred).  
    • In-depth knowledge of various technology architecture domains and convergence (preferred).


    Must have technical / professional qualifications: 

    • Matric
    • 3 year Degree in IT or Engineering related field (essential).

    Closing date for Applications: 13 September 2021 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Vodacom on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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