Technical Consultant - London

BAE Systems.
24 Oct 2018
25 Apr 2019
Job Type
Part Time
Role: Technical Consultant

We are seeking skilled and enthusiastic IT professionals to join our diverse and experienced Technical Consulting practice, which aids our customers in solving complex business problems; meeting their business needs with solutions which are appropriate to their business strategy and that have a significant technology or information systems component.
Technical Consultants help clients create a technology strategy; to define the technology principles, processes, architecture and assurance to run their business; to 'know your estate' and to audit and manage it; to help client teams build and operate products, and to learn and use the cloud.
We build client intimacy and trust; we influence our clients up to the highest levels; we build corporate insight into our client problems; we identify opportunities for innovative solutions.

Common responsibilities
Depending on role/assignment, Technical Consultant have a variety of responsibilities which can include:
  • Developing evidence-based strategies, approaches, options analyses and product assessments for customers with technology or information-centric challenges, advising and supporting them throughout the organisation up to board level.
  • Applying rigorous architectural and systems engineering method to help customers commission and control significant change programmes, realise anticipated outcomes and benefits and manage the complexity, uncertainty and risk.
  • Establishing technical, architectural and engineering governance for customer organisations as needed to meet their business goals (such as establishing an effective 'Design Authority' or 'Integration, Verification and Validation' function for a customer; or defining appropriate technical principles, policies and standards).
  • Translating client business requirements into specific systems, applications or processes with large and/or complex architectures and development of approaches to ensure coherence and successful integration during implementation.
  • Representing the customer when interfacing with external stakeholders or suppliers (e.g. when operating as a client-side design authority).
  • Advising customers regarding the opportunities and threats to their business from emerging and disruptive technologies and trends, by combining expertise in those technologies and trends (e.g. cloud technology) with a deep understanding of the customer's business goals and strategies and the business context in which they operate.
  • Helping customers to define strategies to rationalise their application estate.
  • Applying thought leadership, systems thinking and other techniques to help customers in the formulation and implementation of their strategy.
  • Developing and manage relationships with customers.
  • Leading customer-side teams, often a mixture of staff from the customer/BAE Systems/other suppliers, covering systems engineering, technical analysis, business analysis etc whilst also acting as a bridge to other customer and BAE Systems teams.

Skills and experience required
BAE Systems expects technical consultants to ideally have:
  • Experience in undertaking some or all of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Experience in one or more of the following capabilities: Systems Engineering Governance/Design Authority, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Strategy or DevOps/Agile Advisory.
  • Experience leading teams/projects to successful outcomes.
  • Experience in client facing roles or engagements.
  • Experience of large, challenging and/or complex problem areas/projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to prioritise workload, work well under pressure and concurrently manage customer and BAE Systems expectations

We support flexible working, and interested in applications from individuals who are returning to work from career breaks, or looking to work part-time (28+) hours.

Company information
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulations, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have customer contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes diversity in the workplace, believing that securing the best people involves being flexible to the needs of individuals and their respective lifestyles.
We employ over 4,000 People across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA.
Help us secure a connected world. Apply now and be inspired.

Company information

We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data.
We employ over 4,000 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA
Help us secure a connected world.  Apply now and be inspired.

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