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Manager of Cloud Solution Architecture & Engagement (m/f/d)

Date: 24-May-2023

Location: Düsseldorf, NW, DE, 40474

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Contract type: full-time, unlimited
Location: Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Entry: At the earliest possible date

Working anywhere.
We work where it is most productive. After a successful application process, we offer you the opportunity to work anywhere in Germany. At Telefónica, we rely on a flexible hybrid model that includes the benefits of both remote work and on-site work. You will be assigned to the nearest Telefónica location based on where you live. We will discuss further details with you during the application process.


Who we are

We are O2 Telefónica - with our mobile brands we connect millions of people and offer our customers mobile freedom in the digital world. As a leading telecommunications provider, we are playing a key role in shaping digitisation in Germany. Our approximately 7,400 employees in Germany drive the transformation forward every day - in our own company as well.


Telefónica is one of the top employers in Germany and is part of the global telecommunications group Telefónica S.A. with 110,000 committed employees worldwide.  

Become part of our unique team and let's make a difference together! 


Objective of this Job:

As Manager CSA & EM, you need to communicate with various stakeholders, to understand their demands and priorities and help them structure their transformation to a sustainable cloud solution. Inside CCoE you will also be a key player in analysing dependencies to current capabilities of central could platforms, discussing priorities of feature-roadmaps or recommending new features or extensions. You will have a good understanding of the different factors influencing or inhibiting Cloud adoption and will be able to guide teams into adopting Cloud solutions - Specifically, you will be leading the Cloud Solution Architecture and Engagement team and be part of the Cloud Business Office (CBO). 


What to expect

  • Leading the Cloud Solution Architecture & Engagement team including roadmap planning to achieve business objectives
  • Developing a Cloud enterprise plan for Telefonica and steering on Cloud value creation
  • Managing relationships with Business, application & infrastructure teams throughout their cloud journey
  • Providing consultancy to our internal units, translating business and technical requirements into architectural blueprints to achieve business objectives
  • Understanding and participating in technical governance meetings at various levels
  • Performing research activities to identify emerging cloud services, technologies, and trends to define the future
  • Developing team objectives, building up required skillsets and finding the right talents on the market
  • Leading a team with 10-12 head count - Accountable for 5 internal employees


What you bring

  • Completed university studies or comparable in the field of computer science or comparable education
  • At least 7 years of professional experience and domain knowledge in a similar role (e.g. architecture, transformation, innovation, development) on enterprise level in Cloud, IT or Telco industries
  • A sound cloud platform knowledge in AWS, GCP and Azure.
  • Experience with large transformations
  • Understanding & experience of the challenges associated with managing & delivering cloud programmes across the project life cycle
  • Understanding of enterprise IT application development and operations
  • Experience in (organizational) change management, guidance through strategic decisions and Experience in building and leading a geo-distributed team of senior professionals and partners
  • Experience in team leader roles will be preferred
  • Ability to coach your people from a content perspective, supporting them in their challenges - Your aim is to develop a Cloud savvy organisation from Cloud experts and potential Cloud experts
  • You develop individual learning paths and coach your people on the personal aspect. Providing and receiving feedback happens daily. It’s something in your personal DNA
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills in English; German is a plus, but not a must


What we offer

Modern, flexible working environment: Work wherever you want within Germany. Whether in home office or one of our well-equipped offices. We offer you maximum flexibility to organize your working day.

Training & Development: Everthing you need for your individual growth. With a personal development plan, learning journeys and the possibility of job rotations, you will reach your goals with us – according to our guiding principle „connect, learn and move2grow".

Financial benefits: A smartphone for business and private use, as well as the possibility to provide for partners, friends and family via a credit balance, is a given. In addition, you benefit from a variety of corporate benefits.

Health: Our "Feel Good" program keeps your body and mind in balance. Among other things, we offer fitness classes, nutritional counseling, and programs to improve workplace ergonomics and work-life balance.

Social engagement: We are also involved in social projects outside of our day-to-day work. You can support social projects through volunteering days / holidays or charity runs.


How to apply and what else you should know

Convince us with your meaningful curriculum vitae as well as corresponding certificates. You do not need a letter of motivation with us. Please note that applications are only possible via our applicant portal and applications by e-mail cannot be considered.

Do you have questions about our application process and are you interested in further information about the position? Please reach out to our Talent Operations Team (


In case of same qualification, applicants (m/f/d) with severe disability will be preferred. All gender are equally welcome.