Lead Application Architect - ERIC 101994

United Kingdom, Basingstoke, Basingstoke (BSN01)
06 Dec 2018
23 Jan 2019
Job Type
Role Purpose

The role holder may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers' business and commercial issues. They identify, design and deliver larger or more complex architectures, strategies and specific solutions.
Responsible for the design and communication of structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. Changes to service, process, organization, operating model and other aspects may be required in addition to technology components, and solutions must demonstrate how agreed requirements (such as automation of business processes) are met, any requirements which are not fully met or, and any options or considerations which require a business decision. The provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.

Key Accountabilities

• Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings, designing larger more complex solutions.
• Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable to the customer and may make solution/service trade-offs.
• Defines the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, controlling technical scope and the work of the design team in order to ensure an acceptable cost structure.
• Represents Fujitsu at customer forums, conferences, and professional bodies to build Fujitsu's reputation in the market place.
• Establishes customer requirements for a solution building strong relationships and acting as a major influence in the customer choosing Fujitsu.
• Contributes to definition of customers' overall IT architecture, designing new solutions of significant size and complexity, and can manage the work of specialists contributing to the design and implementation.
• Shares knowledge with colleagues and makes useful additions to the Fujitsu knowledge base.

Job Description:
Role for a lead architect to lead a multi-disciplined development team, supporting, exploiting and delivering solutions on an Enterprise Service Bus platform for Command and Battlespace Management (CBM ESB). The current solutions are based on IBM WebSphere products, Open Source search and other web technologies, they are currently running within a Windows environment.

Responsible for:
• The entire end to end design/architecture, extension and support of the CBM ESB solution, leading the wider development team.
• The entire end to end design/architecture, extension and support of a Search solution, built on the CBM ESB, leading the wider development team.
• The entire end to end design/architecture, extension and support of other small to medium size solutions, built on the CBM ESB, leading the wider development team.
• Assisting in providing 4th line support to live (and potentially other) environments, on new and existing solutions, as an SME for the entire solution.
• Leading and driving stakeholder demonstrations and development of prototypes to support these.
• Leading, developing, updating and maintaining design, requirements and support artefacts, models and documentation, as required.
• Providing Technical Consultancy on SOA and ESB technologies
• Leading the development of change proposals and new business, working with customers to capture new and emerging requirements.
• Driving the team to keep up to date with new technologies and sharing trends with the wider development team. Driving the team, project and business unit's strategy and technology choices.
• Driving the solution roadmap, defining the future and strategic approach for the CBM ESB and its services.
The project is based mainly in BSN01 although travel to MOD sites to support the delivery of capability or support demonstrations may be required.

Key Performance Indicators

• Demonstrably operates as the overall infrastructure Customer Solution Architect [CSA] for large, complex solutions.
• Regularly has large, complex designs, incorporating trade-offs from the original specification, accepted by the relevant business approval review, without any requirement for design changes.
• Authors design and test documents for large, complex infrastructures, whose risk and cost elements are accepted by the overall CSA or Project Manager.
• Can evidence regular contributions to customer forums, conferences and professional bodies.
• Tangible recognition from customers and/or Fujitsu sales of being a major influence in the customer choosing Fujitsu.
• Using company prescribed methodologies, can demonstrate a contribution to the definition of customer overall IT architecture, including new solutions or significant size and complexity and which contain solution components from contributing specialists.
• Regular contribution to, and user of, company knowledge repositories and events.

Mandatory Skills Required:
Knowledge and experience of all of the following:
• Applications Architecture and Development - Java, .Net or other programming language
• Web Applications/Services design and architecture (SOAP/REST and WSDL)
• ESB/SOA Architecture and Development Experience
• Strong Technical Knowledge
• Strong Databases knowledge - PostgreSQL, SQL Server or other
• Agile Development Practises
• Development Leadership/Management

Desirable Skills Required:
• IBM WebSphere ESB products e.g. IIB/Message Broker and MQ
• IBM Tivoli/Security products e.g. TAM/SAM, TFIM
• Search Technologies e.g. Apache Lucene/Solr or other
• .NET / ASP.NET Development
• Website Development HTML, JavaScript
• Open Geospatial Standards e.g. WMS/KML etc
• DevOps Experience
• API Management / Microservices / Docker/ Node.js / 'Mean stack' etc
• Automation
• Knowledge/Experience working with MOD in the C4ISR domain
• Open Source ESB technologies

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