Solution Architect

Ref: ZR_6285_JOB  ·  Posted on 12 July 2021

Introduction

Our client is a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence, Public Sector and Industry areas. They work alongside their customers to solve their complex and unique challenges.

Your projects will be diverse – working with varying clients, 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 act as a trusted advisor to their clients.

Key responsibilities
  • Architecture Definition & Analysis
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Management
  • Requirements Elicitation and Analysis
  • Specification of Technical Solutions
  • Ability to produce High Level Designs and Architecture
Skills & experience
  • Knowledge of Networking and Security
  • Cloud knowledge: AWS, Azure or GWS
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the Deployed and Tactical Military Domains in areas such as Communications Bearers, Deployed Networks, Specialised Application Infrastructure, Autonomous Applications and Security & System Management, including awareness of the technology market in the deployed and tactical domains
  • 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 one or more of MOD environments (Air, Land, Maritime, C4ISR )
  • Proven track record in leading the development of solutions, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Ability to identify and assess risks and to advise on risk mitigation strategies
  • Understanding of service-based architecture
  • 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
  • Application of Architecture Frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, Archimate) and use of CASE tools
  • Requirements Engineering including Analysis and Management through life, including use of tools such as DOORS
  • 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)
  • OpenCPI
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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