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Senior Telecoms Solution Architect London, UK

Senior Telecoms Solution Architect Description

Job #: 71705
Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its advanced software engineering heritage to become the foremost global digital transformation services provider – leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting, and design capabilities; and unique 'Engineering DNA,' EPAM's globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people's lives. In 2021, EPAM was added to the S&P 500 and included among the list of Forbes Global 2000 companies.  

Selected by Newsweek as a 2021 and 2022 Most Loved Workplace, EPAM's global multi-disciplinary teams serve customers in more than 50 countries across six continents. As a recognized leader, EPAM is listed among the top 15 companies in Information Technology Services on the Fortune 1000 and ranked four times as the top IT services company on Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. EPAM is also listed among Ad Age's top 25 World's Largest Agency Companies for three consecutive years, and Consulting Magazine named EPAM Continuum a top 20 Fastest Growing Firm.

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DESCRIPTION



Are you an avid technologist who enjoys solving complex architectural and technical consulting challenges whilst driving digital solutions?
Are you hungry to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment as part of a rapidly expanding and very successful global engineering company?
If so, then EPAM is looking for a Senior Solution Architect focused on delivering solutions for Customers in the Telcom sector within the UK. As a multifaceted individual you may play multiple roles as a Solution Architect, client facing subject matter expert, pre and post sales expertise with a Technical Delivery mind set and comfortable owning end-to-end system integration.

You will help EPAM's clients in understanding their As-Is solutions, capture and define both Functional and non-functional requirements, design service models which meet the customers’ needs and determine the best pattern and technologies to realize the To-Be architecture. The position requires wide experience, technical leadership, stakeholder management and strong communication skills. You will be involved in Delivery and Consulting services and will leverage existing EPAM capabilities for up-sale on existing accounts.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the UK Delivery team in providing strong relevant solutions to meet our customers’ needs
  • Technical Leadership towards EPAM’s and our client’s top programmers, providing authoritative guidance on strategy, planning, design, build and test phases, and working with product owners and program managers to address requirements and meet governance gates
  • You will provide an end-to-end service for helping clients with business to technology alignment and these are great opportunities to position yourself at the centre of our European business working closely with a range of super technical and business focused leaders within the organisation
  • Regularly engaging with the client to understand new business opportunities that would naturally extend EPAM’s core capabilities or drive significant growth, regularly engaging with EPAM account leads to understand existing and future pain points across the client base
  • Evaluates the applicability of leading-edge technologies
  • Link the client’s business strategy to its IT strategy and document this using architectural models that show how the current and future needs of the organisation will met in an efficient, sustainable and adaptable manner
  • Assess the current state for adherence to target state direction or validate deviation justification and the recovery plans
  • Review and assess the impact of proposed scope changes to the future state
  • Translate client’s business issues/opportunities into business requirements and technical solutions
  • Demonstrate authoritative knowledge in IT and its implications for the organization and the industry
  • Contribute to business development on existing and new accounts
  • Support account team in pre-sales activities including pitch meetings, RFP responses etc
  • Work directly in a client(s) engagement as required
  • Perform program(s) and project(s) execution oversight and overall Architectural Governance
  • Develop, support and communicate Enterprise Architecture guidelines and best practices
  • Demonstrate authoritative knowledge in IT and its implications for the organization and the industry
  • Perform program(s) and project(s) execution oversight and overall Architectural Governance
  • Accountable for developing and documenting high level architecture, directional steers, guidelines and acting as a technical design authority
  • Developing documents and maintaining architectural guidelines/policies; being sure to consider network, product, security, compliance, operations, planning and engineering requirements as well as the impact on IT, system integration and test teams

Requirements

  • Certification in one of the main Architecture Frameworks e.g. TOGAF
  • Strong experience as an Architect (E2E /Solution) within a Telco environment overseeing national product launches
  • You will have significant Telco industry understanding to accelerate digital transformation
  • You are a proven technical leader and ready to drive the key connectivity projects, taking on the coordination of a multi-vendor ecosystem
  • In-depth understanding of the technologies and platforms specific to a large cable and telecommunications operator, with in-depth knowledge and experience of HFC / DOCSIS, XGS-PON and mobile based networks
  • Specific experience within a Smart Home or IoT integration background would be an advantage
  • Experience and detailed understanding of interfaces and protocols used in the collection, application and notification of control & policy across multiple access methodologies to support modern converged services
  • Strong IT, Systems, CPE, IoT and Network Architecture pedigree, with specific experience with Telco backend systems and associated protocols with the ability to define Microservices and API contracts between BackOffice cloud-based systems
  • In-depth experience of Cloud technologies with experience of defining architecture within AWS and/or GCP environments, where resilience, running costs, monitoring and security are all specified
  • Real-life experience of developing and maintaining App, Web and care-based tools to end users, using agile/Jira based working tools for release management within a few weeks cadence for regular releases
  • Familiar with relevant leading and emerging technologies and their associated value/impact of change
  • Comfortable to promote technology consulting activities and best practices
  • Experience with contributing towards pre-sales and defined business development activities
  • Ability to develop and present technology roadmaps showing the sequence and dependencies of prioritised technology initiatives/programs linked to timeline
  • Excellent understanding of how technology is adopted to enable business outcomes with the ability to formulate associated technology strategy
  • The ability and background experience to provide leadership in the practice and a demonstrated effectiveness in client management
  • BSc degree level in a relevant area (Computer Science, Telecommunications, etc.)

We offer

  • We offer a range of benefits including
  • A competitive group pension plan, life assurance and income protection
  • Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover
  • Cycle scheme Tech scheme and season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
  • Various perks such as Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and regular social events
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

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