Solution Architect

Ref: ZR_6820_JOB  ·  Posted on 12 May 2022


This role will involve site visits across the UK, remote working days may be possible, this will be project dependant.

Our client is a leading technology & engineering company with clients across National Security and Defence. They work alongside their customers to solve their complex and unique challenges. Your projects will be diverse, working with varying customers, across a number of sectors, using a range of skills. Consequently, they are looking for individuals able to work flexibly across projects in different domains. You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new approaches & solutions. Equally, you may apply them to complement or advance existing solutions.

This is a customer-facing role; therefore, they are looking for individuals who have the appropriate technical knowledge and who are able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and translate the technical knowledge appropriately dependant on the audience.

Key responsibilities
  • Architecture Definition & Analysis
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Management
  • Requirements Elicitation and Analysis
  • Specification of Technical Solutions
  • Security Analysis
  • Systems Analysis & Operational Analysis
  • Trade Studies
  • Design and Delivery Assurance
Skills & experience
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with clients, including adapting to their culture and ways of working
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarise, write and deliver concise technical information and to apply appropriate data visualisation techniques
  • Experience within the National Security domain
  • Proven track record in leading the development of solutions, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to identify and assess risks and to advise on risk mitigation strategies
  • Ability to work with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders to develop solution options to meet challenging requirements as part of a design team
  • Knowledge of the Systems Engineering lifecycle phases and ability to plan for integration, test and acceptance
  • Knowledge of Communication Networks, Protocols and Gateways (e.g. PSTN, Fixed and Mobile IP Data, WiFi)
  • Broad Knowledge of a range of enterprise-scale ICT delivery mechanisms and software technologies (including Application Hosting, Big Data, DevOps and Virtualised Cloud Services)

Our client is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Their working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive.  They can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

You will be required to hold a minimum of DV. If you do not hold an active DV clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

Additional benefits
  • Flexi Leave and Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Holiday
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Sickness Benefit
  • Business Performance Related Bonus
  • Share Save Plan
  • Pension scheme
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