Role purpose: The Solution Architect role is to be the Design Authority for the end to end technical and service solution for all simple and complex deals with customers, either in a single geography or with global multinational requirements. The role will be responsible for working with sales and directly with customers in order to design, cost, and document compelling solution to be offered to our customers.
The solution Architect is responsible for providing subject matter expertise forsolutions within one of the following Vodafone Global Enterprise portfolio areas
Fixed connectivity - WAN
LAN & Wi-Fi
Unified communications and collaboration
The Solution Architect will respond to requests for new technology or technology-derived solutions from the customer. These solutionsmay be a part of a standalone opportunity where the Solution Architect will beacting as Solution Authority, or may represent a design tower in a larger complex solution where the Solution Architect will work and engage cross functionally with bid, pricing, commercial, legal, delivery and account management teams on Vodafone opportunity governance board. The opportunities this role will be dealing with are typically for large multinationals and some designs will be multi-country in nature.
The Solution Architect will work closely with other members of the Vodafone team, including: the technical community, Projects & Programmes, Service and Commercial managers, to ensure that the solution deployed is fit for purpose and can be readily deployed and operated by Vodafone.
Capture and interpret customer requirements, and translate them into Vodafone approved solutions.
Identify and document any risks to the solution and build accurate scalable cost models as input into pricing strategy
Document solution in RFP responses, proposals and Statement of Works/HighLevel Designs.
Ensure solutions are deliverable in timeframes committed and have passed all appropriate VGE solution governance. Solutions should be scalable, repeatable, and utilizing existing standard services
Act as subject matter expert with deep technical knowledge in one of the VGE portfolio areas. This will include providing training to other functions in VGE such as Sales and other Solution Architects as well as working closely with key stakeholders from Product Management, Technology, Delivery and Operations functions.
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Functional Area: IT Software - Network Administration
Role Category: Project Management
Role: Project Manager-IT/Software
Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time