The IT Architect Authority provides expert knowledge to define, design, maintain and evolve the development and implementation of architecture solutions to particular business cases in alignment with the IT architecture direction and standards.
The IT Architect Authority performs market agnostic technical planning, architecture development and modifies specifications as well as developing specifications for new products / apps / services and assessing the compatibility and integration of products and services to ensure functionality across interdependent technologies.
Typically reports to Senior IT Architecture Manager.
Works effectively with colleagues to develop technical stories which are aligned to defined architecture principles and patterns in line with the IT architecture vision and standards;
Assists, advises and executes design, development, and deployment of digital architecture practices, standards, patterns and innovations;
Uses best practice knowledge to ensure the holistic solution design of future capabilities and features, including external dependencies, cross-domain integrations (APIs), and technical enablers / stories, etc.;
Maintains solid relations with the system integrator to ensure the solutions being delivered are aligned with Vodafone standards, best practice and business objectives, and the activity is signed off accordingly;
Collaborates with the team to scout new technologies and vendors to enable innovation and identify technical enablers;
Supports with providing strategic input and planning for large infrastructure initiatives / projects across the product’s lifecycle;
Supports assisting with the creation of Requests For Proposal (RFPs) on technical requirements, evaluation of answers and supplier short-listing during RFP process;
Uses communication skills on foundational architecture best practices and disruptive technologies and their implications;
May provide informal guidance to junior staff.
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