Telco Solutions Architect

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Package & Benefits

Department / Function: Impact

Location: UK

Job Advert Description:

The Role

We are seeking a Telco solution architect to join our growing telco and media consultancy practice. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to mix telco solution delivery, client and stakeholder management, across business transformation and/or solution design.

You will deliver a diverse range of programmes and manage client stakeholders in a variety of areas within telecoms and media.  You will share a passion for design concepts, innovative ideas and thrive in an environment that embraces collaboration with clients and internal teams to design and deliver projects on time and within budget. You may need to lead teams of fellow solution designers (on/near/off shore), manage cross-functional client staff and stakeholders in a variety of contexts.

You are able to work both within multi-skilled teams and under your own initiative, often in challenging but highly awarding environments.

The Opportunity

It starts with amazing people, challenging projects and a work environment that supports the creation of tangible solutions that make an impact.


You will need to have a broad technology background and have previous experience at an enterprise level with multi sites.

The successful candidate will be able to meet the following criteria:-

  • Deliver large scale transformation programmes from inception through to transition.
  • Ensure a focus on solution architecture and design throughout the full lifecycle of the project.  Adhering to client mandated processes and guidelines
  • Experience in telecommunications E2E solution architecture and design 
  • Knowledge of the BSS stack in fixed and/or mobile Telco industry along with familiarity of Consumer and/or Business offerings and quad/triple play
    • Understanding of Entertainment delivery components an advantage
  • Knowledge of industry framework/standards/methodologies such as TOGAF, TM Forum Frameworx, eTOM, ITIL, Agile, DevOps etc.
  • Understanding of data architecture, data integration/ETL and Data Migration.
    • Big Data and BI/Analytics experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Integration architecture and technologies e.g. Microservices, SOA/ESBs, API Management 
  • Knowledge of Security architecture and regulatory/compliance assurance in Telco domain
  • Understanding of infrastructure architecture including Cloud platforms
  • Experience in requirements specification and analysis, and translating to compelling solutions
  • Understanding of OSS is an advantage e.g. Telecommunication networks, RAN, Core, LTE/4G/5G, capacity and coverage issues understanding, Telco device/equipment knowledge


The Person

  • Deep understanding and practical experience in adopting and implementing agile tools such as JIRA/Confluence to drive transparency and accountability across organization including relevant metrics to show progress and improvements
  • Familiarity of software development lifecycle and processes
  • Experience in client-facing projects
  • Solution design experience across multiple areas of fixed and/or mobile telco industry
  • A successful track record in delivering complex and challenging solutions on time and to budget.
  • Excellent knowledge of digital business processes, key trends and value drivers - ability to use this knowledge to generate or influence new ideas to optimise effectiveness.
  • The ability to demonstrate core consulting values.
  • Ability to operate in demanding situations whilst still having relentless drive to deliver with enthusiasm.
  • Combination of technical, creative and business consulting experience.
  • Strong influencer, with a wide range of styles, having ability to build good working relationships with delivery partners and senior levels within the organisation


Join NTT DATA in the UK and you will be joining a growing company where you will be more than just another employee. With an entrepreneurial attitude you will have the opportunity to grow your career and stand out from the crowd. At NTT DATA we help develop innovative business and IT solutions for some of the most respected organisations in the public and private sectors. 

At NTT DATA we place great importance on the value of diversity. The powerful effect of being able to call on a diverse workforce and all the benefits that go with it are central to our culture. It's a core principle that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. We believe that building an inclusive and diverse workplace is essential to our success; we want our people to feel comfortable, be themselves and, as a result thrive.

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