Lead Architect (Telco, Media & Tech)- Presales & Business Development
Digital, London
Lead Architect (Telco, Media & Tech)- Presales & Business Development
Digital, London

What you'll be doing:

NTT DATA  are currently recruiting for a commercially aware Lead Architect to work with our pre-sales and our highly capable Technical and Digital Delivery Teams. If you are a passionate technologist with a diverse background; if you are obsessive about the use of technology to solve business problems, and if you are strongly customer focused, we can provide an excellent platform to develop your career while helping our clients tackle some of their biggest challenges.

We are seeking someone who has worked in roles across a wide range of telco industry related technologies. It is a varied role and you could be working on multiple user segments and technology domains. This is a great opportunity for you to play a pivotal role in shaping the future business and technology landscape for our customers, working within our sector verticals including Tier 1 global telecommunication and media organisations.

You will be responsible for mapping and maintaining an understanding of the technical architecture of our key customers’ businesses. You will be critical to influencing and shaping solutions during pre-sales engagements. You will inspire and lead our technical delivery teams, being an ambassador for our capabilities, technology, culture and vision within our clients. To take advantage of this opportunity you will need to be a highly technical individual with solid hands on capability or experience of delivery within a telecommunications business environment with the ability to transform and enhance client vision and outcomes into a winning solution.

A strategic thinker with hands on experience.

What you'll need:

  • Experience operating in the TMT (Telco Media / high Tech) sector in a development / development leadership role either a Communication Service Provider, a Consultancy or software provider with a telecommunications focus
  • A thorough understanding of the current telecommunications technology stacks with specific expertise across at least 2 of the following:
    • Networks (mobile / fixed)
    • OSS
    • BSS
    • Corporate
    • Digital
  • A broad knowledge of the key technologies and vendors across the above domains
  • An understanding of the specific UK Telecommunications businesses and their current challenges, a viewpoint on how they could address these challenges and a vision for what Telecommunication businesses could become.
  • Understanding of the UK regulatory environment and industry bodies.
  • An ability to create knowledge based trust relationships with senior clients
  • A willingness to challenge us to deliver even more value for our clients and an ability to advocate for your point of view, whilst retaining flexibility and pragmatism.
  • An ability to create a narrative to present to customers – bringing your technical expertise to life for a technical and non-technical audience.
  • A familiarity with TMF Frameworx and TOGAF
  • An awareness of the Government’s new Telecom Security Requirements (TSRs) as these will impact all telecommunication companies and their priorities over the next few years.
  • Experience in different project methodologies, Waterfall, Scaled Agile, DevOps etc.

...and finally:

The focus on Clients, Teamwork and Foresight is in our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

We don't look for finished articles. We look for people who want to continue their career growth alongside NTT DATA 's.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • A people focused business
  • Excellent opportunities to grow your career, including an online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills.
  • A varied client base
  • …And much more!

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Chris Wild
Head of Technology Consulting

I am a delivery focussed technology strategist and leader with over 20 years experience building highly performing technology teams and acting as design authority on large and complex technology transformation programmes, and I have had the privilege of working in 18 countries.

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“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Simon Williams, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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