Would you like to work on high profile projects and new technologies? We currently have a vacancy for a Solution Architect at our site in Warton.
As a Solution Architect, you will be accountable for the translation of solution requirements into a coherent Solution Architecture, to be expressed via architecture and design artefacts in accordance with the methodologies, processes and tools defined with the Technical Management Plan(s).
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a number of high profile programmes which add value to the business, while building a strong stakeholder network.
Your main responsibilities as a Solution Architect will involve:
Identifying and evaluating technical solutions that meet the business requirements agreed during the Solution Review and which align with the design standards and constraints defined with the Solution Definition and Architecture Design
Responsibility for the technical integration of IM&T Solutions with other solutions and within the overall programme integration framework and aligned to the IM&T Strategy and in line with programme costs and timescales
Architectural design alignment and integration with the programme's IM&T solution and technology suppliers
Liaising with the technical architect community to support the development of Solutions, including the peer review of technical specifications, solution designs, integration, test and acceptance plans
Ensuring that the technical solutions align with the IM&T functional/application governance standards and solution roadmap(s) as defined and agreed at the IM&T Architecture Review Board
Supporting the verification and validation of IT project test artefacts, including test definitions, review of test evidence, test data, including technical sign-off
Acting as the interface into the technical infrastructure providers for the design of the technology infrastructure required by the projects
Supporting the LCM Design Review process under the direction of the programme's Solution Design Authority
Attend and report into the technical management meetings
Support solution delivery lifecycle reviews as defined with the technical management plan
Your skills and qualifications as a Solution Architect:
Experience in architecture modelling
Business Analyst Qualification or experience
Team management / leadership experience
Agile methodology and delivery experience would be desirable
Experience of toolsets JIRA insight would be an advantage
What we're looking for in you:
You will need to have a collaborative approach and work well with virtual teams. You should be able to engage stakeholders at various levels and challenge where necessary
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
BAE Systems Air
BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.
BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.
Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.