Location : Lisabon, Portugal, or Madrid, Spain
Within the world of Mobile Communication, technology is a key enabler. A consistent part of Vodafone success is based on the implementation and delivery of advanced and innovative services to its customers.
Within Vodafone Group Technology, Infotainment has the responsibility to develop, deploy and operate strategic consumer services across the markets focussing on customer engagement, 3rd party integration for consumer services and customer identity solutions.
Vodafone ID is the central enabler across Vodafone markets and services for identity and access management (incl. Know Your Customer functionality) and biometrics.
The ID services are used cross channel (mobile apps, web, IVR and CIoT) by Vodafone and 3rd party services.
The essence of the Architect role is to shape the development and evolution of the IDAM service suite (including biometrics and KYC) and in particular in the design and architecture of platform.
The specific responsibility concentrates on the evolution and optimization of the existing platform as well as the integration of further markets and services, ensuring that all the relevant stakeholders are involved during the definition of the solution and supporting the delivery, quality assurance and operation teams.
The Architect is part of the distributed agile devops team with specific responsibility to
Understand the business and user experience requirements and to transform them into technical user stories
Create the functional and non-functional requirement specifications
Write the High Level Design specification that is the input for the offshore development team
Align requirements with impacted teams across Vodafone Group Technology and local markets
Define the Architectural Runway for the service, which provides the necessary technical foundation for developing business initiatives and implementing new features and / or capabilities
The Architect will work closely with the commercial and Technical Product Owner and QA to make sure that the platform meets the needs of the business within the boundaries of the architectural roadmap and strategy.
With us you will :
Assess demand raised by Group Commercial, manage the feasibility and propose innovative ways to implement the marketing requirements
Design of technical components and optimization in conjunction with third parties and in line with GT standards; this includes :
Data models and analytics requirements
Connectivity to other services enablers
Interfaces specification (APIs)
System management specific requirements and integration
Technical expert contribution to the technology selection process and make or buy decisions in synchronization with Technology standards.
Accountable for the architecture runway of the services in line with the Group Commercial product roadmap
Lead integration projects for existing and new markets and services including knowledge sharing and end to end integration design
Apply if you have :
Deep knowledge and working experience of OAuth, OpenID Connect, GSMA Mobile Connect and other standards for authentication
Good understanding how biometrics technologies can be integrated into services
Excellent knowledge of web-based and service based architectures (REST), cloud oriented architectures (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and OpenStack) and micro-services patterns
Deep knowledge of cross-platform architecture, technology and platforms (e.g. Web / Android / iOS / etc.)
Strong communication skills and ability to act as technical SPOC interacting with other teams, Vodafone markets and external partners
Good knowledge of (web) security standards
Strong experienced in design and development of highly scalable, robust, distributed systems
Profound experience in application architecture and hands-on development
Certified SAFe Practitioner and certified Professional SCRUM Product Owner (Scrum.org) or equivalent
Master of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science or equivalent
Nice to have :
Good requirements analysis skills
Demonstrable experience in commercial product development with proven problem solving and innovation ability
Ability to lead development and make architectural and implementation decisions, in a distributed team
Excellent Communication Skills
Ability to balance conflicting interests
Technical SPOC for internal and external 3rd parties and supplier
Ability to apply Big Data principles to gather key performance indicators and valuable customer insights