Solution Architect

Recruiter
BAE Systems.
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Mar 2019
Closes
15 Jul 2019
Ref
67538
Sector
Consultancy
Job Type
Permanent
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Job Description
 
Are you passionate about working with cutting edge technology and owning the design and engineering on projects delivering solutions that are central to our customer's missions?  Join BAE Systems as a Solution Architect.
 
As a Solution Architect you'll be working with our National Security Customers to own the solution design and engineering methods of their core mission applications, defining innovative solutions to problems, underpinned by robust delivery and engineering methods to deliver capabilities that are not only essential to their business, but they'll love to use.  You'll never get bored, with no two projects being the same, but you'll bring your experience from other systems to each challenge to ensure our deliveries and an enduring success.
 
You'll enjoy working as part of a team, typically being the most senior technical person on a project working with other architects, engineers and business analysts to get the best out of the team, allowing everyone to contribute the skillsets.  You will be an excellent communicator both internally within your project, as well as externally to senior customer stakeholders to facilitate decision making and co-ordinate design activities with related teams.
 
Your experience will cover software design, infrastructure, delivery methods and engineering approaches.  You won't be expected to be an expert in them all, but you should know enough about each to make informed decisions on the best approach to follow for each.  You'll therefore know when to use Waterfall vs Agile, PaaS vs IaaS or Mongo vs Hadoop.  You'll be empowered to make decisions but will be part of a community of solution architects and engineers to bounce ideas off of and get assurance where you need it.
 
Not only will your team be directly making a huge impact upon the systems you work on, you'll be doing it for an organisation who makes a huge impact to the security of the UK.
 
About you
 
You will have experience in the majority of the following:
 
  • Shaping and driving solution thinking for complex bids and delivery engagements
  • Shaping solution designs following a structured methodology as appropriate to the project
  • Defining infrastructure requirements for a software solution to support a scalable and resilient application
  • Overseeing the implementation of the design in collaboration with other team members such as Application, Data and Security Architects
  • Ensuring the design meets key functional and in particular non-functional requirements, enabling through life scenarios of the solution to be satisfied
  • Working with customer technical authorities to ensure that they have a clear understanding of architecture and design proposals at an appropriate level
  • Working with Engineering teams to promote good practice in engineering methods, eg development, automation and testing
  • Retaining overall ownership of solution through delivery and transition into operation
  • Leading estimation efforts to develop an understanding of potential solution costs and delivery timescales
 
And will have applied it in some of the following domains:
 
  • Big Data solutions
  • Web Scale applications for the Cloud
  • Open Source and COTS integration
  • Integration patterns and architectures
  • Workflow systems
 
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
 
About our team
 
You'll be part of a big company, but we try to create a culture that feels like a small one.  The work will stretch you and be challenging, but we encourage a healthy work-life balance and welcome a discussion on flexible working.  Most of all, we know teams who work well together also perform well.  We'll do everything we can to ensure you have fun at work, and in social activities outside of it.
 
You will be joining our National Security business which is the largest area within our UK business. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner for our National Security clients in delivery of their core mission. At the end of 2016 we had over 600 employees working across our intelligence, law enforcement and defence clients. This year, we are looking to build on our success and grow even further by recruiting over 100 new members to our team.
 
We have a rich history of working within National Security. In fact, we have over 40 years' experience of delivering advice and solutions to our customers in this sector, supporting them in carrying out their vital missions.
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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