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Enterprise (Solutions) Architect - BSS at It consulting firm

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Experience desired
10 Years
Salary Offered
GBP
Job type
Full-time Contract (Fixed Term Contract)
Location
London
Posted
about 3 years ago
Industry
Telecommunications
Primary skills
Telecom Billing OSS/BSS, Architecture
Secondary skills
B2b, B2C
Benefits
as per market std
Job description

Job Description : Enterprise (Solutions) Architect – BSS focused (18+ yrs)

 

 

Job Title:  Enterprise Architect

 

Role Purpose:

The Enterprise Architect (BSS focussed) creates the E2E architecture principles, architecture assurance framework and guides the E2E Solutions team on a project.

 

Experience:  18+ Years including 5+ years in Enterprise wide Architecture design, 10+ years in E2E Solutions Architecture & Design, in Telecom BSS domain – especially three or more of Marketing Management, Channels- Lead to Order, Order to Activate, Billing and Charging, Trouble to resolve.

 

Skills required:

 

MUST:

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to present/communicate the E2E Architecture benefits/issues to business and technical CxOs
  2. 5+ years of Enterprise Architecture designing engagements for Telecom Service Providers on transformations programmes comprising large IT estates.
  3. 18+ Years of development/design experience with Telco (Wireless/Wireline) B2B/B2C business – BSS domain
  4. Good understanding of wireless prepaid / postpaid business, BSS functions and Operations
  5. Enterprise Architecture certifications like TOGAF necessary
  6. 10+ years of strong experience in delivering E2E Solutions Architecture/ Solutions Design for Telco BSS - liasing with business analysts and platform architects/ designers, with at least one project delivering omni channel experience.
  7. Ability to guide and manage E2e solutions team.
  8. Should be able to review and assess corporate goals, strategies and assets along with everyday processes and procedures and compare those to available information technology resources
  9. Ability to work with CIO and other technical managers to oversee the strategic development of the e2e IT estate
  10. Ability to identify areas where cost reduction opportunities may be available and work towards reducing cost by introducing new systems, rationalizing existing systems or improved processes
  11. Share review findings and recommendations to executives and stakeholders, along with reports showing the progress in implementing new strategies
  12. Good to have certifications like - TM Forum Frameworks: eTOM, TAM, SID and Integration Framework (TNA) and CMM/CMMI.
  13. Ability to compare/analyze COTS products and the ability to recommend a particular product based on the strategic IT goals
  14. Exposure to multiple and diverse technologies and environments. A good understanding of open source based technologies, micro services, event driven architecture.
  15. Also able to explain complex issues to a wider business audience.
  16. Ability to build strong and trusted relationships with other teams, vendors and service partners.

 

Optional :

  1. German Language Proficiency.

 

Job description:

Key Responsibilities

·       As a senior leader in the Architecture team, Leads the E2E Solutions team for the Digital BSS programme for a Telco operator

·       Creates the E2E architecture principles, architecture assurance framework and guides the E2E Solutions team on the project.

·       Liase with CxO level business & technical stakeholders representing the enterprise wide architecture

·       Ensuring maximum re-use of IT assets and services giving value for money, consistency of service, and reducing the costs of future changes.

·       Drive and lead the reduced complexity in the current IT estate – through identifying opportunities for decommissioning, consolidation of components, applications, integration technologies, data and hardware

·       Define the principles and design patterns that guide technology decisions for the enterprise, meeting our commitments around rationalisation and consolidation

·       Guide and support the E2E solutions team, including the business analysts/process teams, during the entire SDLC

 

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