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Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 73.6 million customers.  From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho. The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people.  Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent.  Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.


We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts.  We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing. 

We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations; work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience.


We have the below vacancy available in our Organisation:

The G Band Senior Specialist Solutions Architect role is based within Technology Business Unit.


The role of the Senior Specialist Solutions Architect is responsible for designing and leading the implementation of products and services within the CRM and Billing domain according to the overall digital vision and target architecture.  This role is responsible for the technical analysis and holistic solution design of future capabilities and features, including external dependencies, cross-domain APIs, and technical enablers / stories. This role is responsible for reviewing the target architecture vision and roadmap, evaluating and prioritizing roadmap items, and translating them into designs and non-functional requirements.  The incumbent is responsible for providing support to the CRM and Billing Delivery team to ensure development of technical stories are aligned to defined architecture paradigms, principles, and patterns. This role involves working with vendors and reviewing, challenging and enabling excellence in proposed design, technology choices and effort estimates.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Translate the overall digital vision and target architecture into corresponding solution designs and change requirements for CRM and Billing core stack systems: Siebel, BRM, FMW, UIM, OSM

  • Design end-to-end solutions and cross domain integration and APIs

  • Define non-functional, operational, and quality requirements for solutions

  • Define technical stories to enable business capabilities, fostering-use of existing components, and accept technical features following demos

  • Collaborate to plan the release of technical stories

  • Provide guidance to delivery teams to ensure alignment

  • Facilitate solution compliance to security, privacy, and regulatory needs

  • Manage technical debt and technology obsolescence at solution level

  • Advocate adoption of new technologies into solutions

  • Provide impact assessment of new features/requirements across application landscape

  • Review vendor design, technology choices, effort estimates and adherence to business needs

  • Support and drive resolution of technical requests and investigations related to the CRM and Billing domain that require input from the development delivery area.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:


  • Matric / Grade 12 essential
  • 3-year degree / Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems / Systems Analysis, or other related field essential
  • 5-8 years of experience in at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment essential
  • Extensive exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Extensive experience in business capability modelling and technical and solution architecture development in a digital business context
  • Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, and BDD
  • Experience in software delivery on CRM and Billing applications
  • Professional experience and knowledge of digital and Telecommunications industries strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of provisioning (telecommunications) advantageous
  • Experience with Oracle stack: Siebel, BRM, OSM, UIM, FMW advantageous

The base location for this role is The Towers, Cape Town   


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.



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