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Transformation Architect

Ref: BBBH61096_1719936969
Hybrid-remote in England

Transformation Architect

Whitehall Resources are looking for a Transformation Architect. This role is based onsite in Hammersmith 1-2 days per week and the rest remote working, for an initial 6-month contract.

***You will be required to use an FCSA Accredited Umbrella Company due to the role being deemed INSIDE IR35***

Job Description:
Reporting to the Head of Digital Network Architecture, the primary responsibility of the Transformation Architect is to architect and deliver critical capabilities that make up our Digital End State Architecture. This role will own the Architecture of each strategic end state capability and drive the High-Level Architecture, Design, Development, Delivery and Operationalisation of each capability. This role will drive the creation of a lean and modern ecosystem of technologies that enables us to be a more modern and agile organisation.

Lastly a key part of the role is to focus on driving Transformation Best Practices across Plan, Provide and Assure pillars ensuring that we enable Cost Reduction, Increase Revenue, and support Technology Evolution. The role is key for shaping our developing OSS architecture around the goals of the business and supporting its future.

Responsibilities:

  • Document, Define and Architect current state, help end state and transition state Architectures.
  • Create well-defined, reusable, and self-serve EA Patterns for Digital Products and Platforms.
  • Application Architecture Patterns to build agile, lasting, effective, and usable applications.
  • Privacy Patterns to keep customer information safe from hackers, compliance breaches and leaks
  • Security Patterns to ensure products/platforms are built with strong defences against cyber attacks
  • Data Frameworks to ensure data we use is reliable and correct.
  • Ensuring Systems and Tools comply with architectural principles, frameworks, and defined transformation plan (via the appropriate cross CIO / CTO /CDO governance forums).
  • Defining operating model and optimal business process flows illustrating how our strategic applications and integrations will drive optimised usage and effective implementations.
  • Identifying Application Consolidation opportunities, creating, and maintaining a ‘consolidation plan’.
  • Bring old applications up to date with the latest technology or retire them
  • Make our application ecosystem easier to manage by combining and streamlining applications
  • Make sure our ecosystem can adapt to future changes and technologies
  • Developing and owning the 3-year, 5 year and 10-year roadmap for each of our capabilities.
  • Leading and supporting various RFI/RFPs. Leading Proof of Concept / Trial activities to validate new capabilities.
  • Support our Benefits Charter to record and track tangible and intangible benefits of our transformation activities.
  • Ensure that we capture and manage the interplay between CIO, CTO and CDO when it comes to key initiatives and re-use as much as we can.
  • Participate in various architecture review boards and governance forums.

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Applicants should have experience working with customers/vendors and have a good understanding of the OSS Telco product portfolio, general OSS architectural principles, processes, technology, and overall application engineering.
  • The role requires a working knowledge of fixed and mobile networking technologies – RAN, Core, IP Transport / SDN, DOCIS, XGS PON.
  • A key part of this role also requires applicants to have working experience with Cloud Infrastructure. Familiarity and hands-on experience with Telco Cloud (VNF/CNF), On-Prem Cloud, Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud architecture patterns and tools.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of network programmability including patterns, best practices, pitfalls, and challenges.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Data Architecture best practices including data modelling, data flows and data consumption/production patterns.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of best practices, technologies, tools in building and maintaining design artefacts like Service Models, Resource Models, API Contracts, Workflow Templates, Configuration Templates etc.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of Inventory tools, vendors, best practices, and architecture patterns.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of Industry Standards and Best Practices. The candidate should have good experience of Industry standards from MEF, TMF, Open Standards Bodies etc.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of building Network as a Service and Intent Based Orchestration along with an in-depth understanding of the patterns, tools, vendors, best practices, and pitfalls related to this.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of Self-Healing and Closed Loop Automation. The candidate must have experience in event streaming patterns and tools.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of automation in Network Infrastructure Plan, Design and Build Process.
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of Workflow Automation tools, vendors, patterns, best practices, and challenges.
  • The candidate must be able to digest roadmaps (our Transformation Plan) and be capable of translating into an architectural blueprint and solution designs at varying levels of detail.
  • Strong consultative skills to accurately capture stakeholder needs to define technical requirements is a must.
  • Demonstrate problem solving, solution expertise, consultative ‘questioning’ and active listening skills
  • Possess good communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Be customer centric and solution orientated.

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.

Whitehall Resources are an equal opportunities employer who value a diverse and inclusive working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics.

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