Lead Infrastructure Architect

BAE Systems.
25 Jan 2019
28 Mar 2019
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
We are looking for an Infrastructure Architect to lead the infrastructure and network design for a major project for one of our international government clients which will involve coordinating between teams in the UK, Poland and the Middle East. The role will require a significant travel commitment with 40-50% of the first two years spent on Short Term Assignments (up to 3 months at a time) in the Middle East.

Key Responsibilities
    Lead and Manage a small Team of Infrastructure Architects and Engineers, most in an international location Ownership of the technical design and project lifecycle for a major infrastructure build Required to oversee final design documentation/build guide are completed by junior staff Assessing business requirements and presenting technical re commendations that are in line with both the customer's strategic architecture roadmap and industry best practice. You will be required to co-ordinate the activities of others, including 3 rd party suppliers, and will be expected to manage the client's expectations and requirements. Ensuring business and application requirements can be supported by the proposed solution. Providing a relevant business case for changes to the existing technical Infrastructure. Production of detailed technical designs that document all proposed additions and/or changes to the existing technical architecture. Providing input to design and implementation plans, and governance to solution delivery teams. Serving as a subject matter expert for specific areas of technical infrastructure (e.g. Virtualisation or Network). Balancing innovation with standard approaches to meet the unique needs of this project/client. Specification and design of the governance systems for system monitoring, management and operational support tooling

Mandatory Skills & Experience
The individual would be expected to cover all of the following capabilities:
    Requirements analysis and definition. Infrastructure and/or network solution design, including identifying, documenting and assessing technical options. Specification of system components; sizing and costing solution down to BOM level Working with third party suppliers to design and implement the build

In addition, a strong background in several of the following technical areas at multiple levels (architectural, design, implementation):
    Secure Systems design Server OS (Windows Server and Linux) Windows services (Active Directory / Domain Trusts, NTP) Virtualisation/Storage (VMWare 6.x, Dell servers) Network/DMZ design (Cisco) Backup/Recovery (Veeam) SIEM tooling (IBM QRadar) High Availability/Business Continuity (Data Replication, Clustering, Load balancing, failover) Systems management and operational support tools (AV, Performance monitoring, Nagios, Tick stack, Solar Winds) DevOps methodologies and tools (Ansible) Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, 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.

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 client 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.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

Division Overview: Commercial Solutions
BAE Systems has been in the business of protecting some of the world's most important assets and networks for over 100 years. We apply the same techniques, intelligence and strategy used in defending nations and governments to businesses as well. That's us - Commercial Solutions - a division of BAE Systems that specializes in providing businesses around the globe with the products and services they need to stay protected in today's connected world. We offer a broad portfolio of on premise, managed and cloud-based products and services that are proven to protect our clients against financial crime and persistent cyber attackers.

We aim to be a global industry-leading, cyber and financial crime products business and will do this by leveraging the BAE Systems brand and by delivering higher grade security solutions for our clients.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.

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