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Head of Architecture (m/f/d)

Date: Mar 5, 2023

Location: Hamburg, HH, DE, 22297

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Contract type: full-time, unlimited
Location: Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin (Teltow), Nuremberg, 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!   


What to expect

  • Definition of the desired enterprise and technology architecture in line with the business and technology goals
  • Planning and initialization of the initiatives necessary for the implementation of the target architecture
  • Designing the architectural transformation of technology domains to enable and support business objectives
  • Operationalization of the technology architecture in close coordination with the development areas and the specialist areas (departments)
  • Operationalization includes (but is not limited to) the development of integration architecture principles and guidance, the development of e2e solutions, and the development of solutions within a specific technology domain.
  • Consideration of new technologies, platforms and frameworks in the corresponding planning in close coordination with the development departments
  • Making the department's transformation a part of the future way of working
  • Accountability for unit budget, performance and results.
  • Independent planning and control of resources and definition of guidelines in the area of responsibility


What you bring

  • Completed university degree or comparable in the field of computer science, business informatics, industrial engineering or comparable studies
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in IT functions
  •  Detailed knowledge of enterprise/solution architecture
  • Cross-departmental and broad-based experience with products, business processes and customer processes, customer needs and IT structures in the telecommunications and/or media sector or comparable industries through at least 5 years of professional experience and further training
  • Sound technical understanding and knowledge of current and future technologies (e.g. microservice architecture, event-based messaging, hyperscaling, graph and NoSQL databases, AI and machine learning)
  • Demonstrable experience in the conception, planning and management of technological transformation projects (use of open source software, migration to the public cloud, digitization of processes and IT landscapes)
  • Extensive knowledge of employee management and several years of management experience
  • Very good negotiation and communication skills
  • Proficient in German and English


What we offer

Modern, flexible working environment: You have the opportunity, in agreement with your manager, to work in home office or in the office, with free water, tea or coffee. 

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. You receive a company car of your choice on the basis of a full-cost leasing rate. Alternatively, you can have this installment paid out. We are committed to reducing CO2 emissions and support e-mobility. 

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 Business People Services Team (


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