Mobile Network Architect

Network Solution Architect (Mobile Networks)

Contract: 6 months+

Location: Bristol (preferred) Birmingham or London

Rate: £600 inside ir35

Remote working: 2 days on site per week

Clearance: SC clearance ideal

Senior Network Architect - Mobile Operator

An excellent opportunity for an experienced E2E Solutions Architect to join a leading mobile operator. The company are looking for an experienced Solutions Architect to have accountability for the delivery and ownership leading communication and data services.

The Architect will typically be involved in the design and delivery of large solutions/services that span multiple domains. Leading the project from initiation to launch and interacting with all parts of the business to ensure a timely and quality service introduction. They may also be required to drive continual service improvements of already launched services.

Role Responsibilities:

  • E2E Solutions Architect role requiring proven design experience and a focus on design completion, delivery and governance/assurance
  • Requirements gathering
  • Creation of HLDs working with designers from multiple domains
  • Assurance - supporting designs through any ongoing issues and liaising with relevant teams through to successful delivery phase
  • Architectural governance - applying best design practices to produce high quality designs ensuring simple, cost effective solution delivery
  • Act as design authority - author end-to-end design documents and high level process flows, vendor assessment and selection, package evaluation and roadmap definitions. Reviewing and approving design docs
  • Operational Assurance - support cross-functional teams to ensure capacity and in-life performance of solutions is optimised and meet operational KPIs
  • Technology Strategy - Keep abreast of new technical developments; generate new and innovative ideas and concepts for services to support business roadmap and strategy. Being the Technical Subject Matter Expert, responsible for setting the architecture strategy and direction on communication and data services
  • Vendor Management - Develop effective and mutually-beneficial relationships with key platform and application vendors aimed at influencing product roadmaps to ensure that key technical requirements are supported by suppliers
  • Budget Preparation - Build annual budgets with clear justifications and business benefits to deliver capabilities and solutions with a keen eye on minimizing capital and operational expenditure in support of company plan objectives

Candidate Requirements

  • Experience of designing high availability systems and delivering end-to-end solution designs with a mobile or fixed line operator/vendor
  • Experience of solving end-to-end design challenges that have significant interaction between multiple systems and domains
  • Demonstrable experience and/or expert knowledge of two or more of the following:
  • 3G Mobile Packet Core architecture
  • 3G Circuit Switched Core architecture
  • CS Voice, messaging or popular internet communication service architecture
  • Mobile Service Control architecture
  • Billing Integration, Real time rating and charging
  • Internet architecture including IP Networks, IP routing and IP Security Principle
  • Good working knowledge of Mobile Service Platforms, Smartphones, Mobile Broadband devices (modems, routers) and related applications
  • Operational experience of mobile communications networks and business support systems
  • Experience of technical Vendor Management
  • Experience of programme and project management principles

What's the role?

We follow guiding principles which give our squads autonomy to make large scales changes to their systems without have significant impacts on others.

To lead architecture activities for larger projects within TV&BB whilst driving the transformation of our architecture using modern software architecture principles and tools.

We are looking for an Architect with drive and enthusiasm to devise solutions that will be the envy of the industry, using the latest technologies, methods, processes, and architectures to enable us to deliver new features and improvements faster.