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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: Technology Architect

    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 organization in providing end-to-end thought leadership and strategic guidance.  These initiatives include key strategic technology evolution initiatives as well as key capability enabling initiatives.  
    • To own/lead the overall deployment/upgrade/evolution of Vodacom technical platforms from a strategic guidance and architectural perspective.

    Your responsibilities will include

    • To lead the Technology Architecture team and broader Technology Group in order to co-produce the long-term Vodacom Enterprise Architecture.
    • To produce technical Target Architectures or technical domains in order to transform the Technology landscape in line with the company strategy.
    • To collaborate on Key Strategic Initiatives from an architectural perspective, that provide thought leadership or strategic direction by liaising with and aligning (when required) Technology and all other relevant BU’s to provide technical and non-technical guidance for a particular area of focus.  
    • To lead technology domain owners by defining Technical Evolution Roadmaps for various technologies within or across domains in terms of evolution of technologies within or across domains, taking into consideration the relevant standards, industry and market trends and relevant business needs.
    • To conceptualize architectural guidance for 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 is preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years total experience in the Telecommunications Industry is essential. 2 years of the above 5 years’ experience should ideally be in Architecture, Systems Planning or Systems Design.
    • In depth knowledge/experience of the Telecommunication Industry in two 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) CRM Systems, Charging and Billing Systems, BI Technologies and 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 technology 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.
    • Communications 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 for applications: 13 September 2021

    The base location for this role is Midrand, Vodacom Campus
    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. 

    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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