Ericsson Nigeria Recruitment 2013 for Solution Architects

Ericsson Nigeria Recruitment 2013 for Solution Architects

Ericsson is now seeks to strengthen its team in Sub-Sahara Africa with a number of Solution Architects to drive and further grow its M-Commerce business.

Job Title: Solution Architect
Primary Location: KE-110-Nairobi
Other Locations: NG-Lagos-Lagos, ZA-GT-Johannesburg
Application Closed On: 20th May, 2013

The Solution Architect, preferably working already in the M-Commerce domain. As a Solution Architect, candidate will have frequent customer interaction and will be responsible for managing customer requirements and proposing, based on evaluation, competitive solution alternatives.

The Solution Architect is part of the Region’s Engagement Practices and work closely with Customer Unit teams from pre-sales through the implementation and conclusion stages. In the pre-sales stage you will take the lead as customer solution responsible for all sales support activities, including workshops, presentations and responding to RFP’s. Depending on the opportunity, candidate might continue in the delivery stage as lead delivery solution architect with responsibility for the end-to-end delivery execution.

The successful candidate will also be to support business development and portfolio management activities, identifying and specifying main business processes that its solutions support. Moreover, you are experienced in handling constant change of scope and execute your leadership with respect to Ericsson Nigeria resources as well as third party suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Analyze customer requirements and propose technical and competitive solutions.
  • Participate in presales activities such as workshops and RFP requests. Take lead as Customer Solution responsible, ‘owning’ the solution offered. Develop solution description including solution proposal, design and 3rd party vendor selection.
  • Participate and drive evaluation of 3PP’s suppliers/products and solutions.
  • Analyze how security requirements from various aspects should be interpreted and suggest best possible adherence.
  • Participate in project execution as Lead Delivery Solution Architect. Manage the customer solution throughout execution phase including active communication with customer and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify add-on sales opportunities to continuously improve margins.
  • Drive changes in the methods, processes and guidelines within the customer organization as well as internally. Act as a manager/leader/mentor in day to day situations to provide insights for less experienced colleagues in the region.
  • Drive adds on sales and business opportunities in order to increase sales, margins and to develop services portfolio.
  • Follow up on delivered solutions on an agreed regular basis with customers to keep yourself informed about the life cycle evolvement.
  • Recognized as a leader in knowledge sharing communities.
  • Expected to travel internationally and locally when required.
  1. University degree in Engineering, ICT or equivalent
  2. 10+years of relevant professional experience of which at least 5 years in a similar role.
  3. Strong personal track record from Senior, or equivalent, Solution/Enterprise Architect position, preferably with experience from transactional services, brokering services, charging solutions and hosting models
  4. Strong track record in engaging with customers and participation in external forums and events.
  5. Deep experiences of driving analysis of how requirements can be implemented from a technical perspective based on strong business understanding.
  6. Significant experience from implementation of M-Commerce and SI projects.
  7. Strong M-Commerce market knowledge and extensive experience to translate value propositions that should be communicated to the market and secure winning propositions.
  8. Strong understanding of how project managemenrt and engagement models work.
  9. Excellent language skills in English. Skills in other main languages like French is a plus.
How to apply?
Interested candidate should visit at to apply online.

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