Solution Architect

BAE Systems
England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
10 May 2019
24 May 2019
Grainne Henderson

Solution Architect

Would you like to work within a thriving market facing Information Systems & Services (IS&S) Department as a Solution Architect where you will be working within the Enterprise Architecture team to align architecture to business and function strategy.

The successful candidate will own and manage all aspects of the Maritime Services Application Architecture in conjunction with other members of the Enterprise Architecture Team.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Own and manage all aspects of the Maritime Services Application Architecture in conjunction with other members of the Enterprise Architecture Team.

Research and track changes in technology and innovative applications and assess their impact on the Maritime Services Business

Deploy and apply strategies that map out the future systems/information landscape and advise the Enterprise Architect on future roadmap opportunities

Provide detailed advice on the integration of new technologies and innovative applications in support of the IS&S strategy.

Identify technology partners to design/develop/provide application components that meet requirements and the needs of the architecture

Assess COTS products and software frameworks for inclusion in the application architecture

Work with colleagues within IS&S to ensure interoperability between business systems and their use of common application components

Provide detailed advice regarding architecture, tools and how they are used.

Ensure that the architectures and design patterns are documented in accordance with the Enterprise Architecture method and approach

Participate in checks on the effectiveness of the business systems across the Maritime Service architecture space.

Responsible for ensuring IT security is incorporated in the design of any new architecture

Ensure that relevant strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly

Work with Project Managers to ensure that projects are maintaining the technical standards and design necessary to ensure an integrated architecture.

Your skills and qualifications:

University degree educated with Business, Data and Application Architecture experience of at least 5 years.

Desirable; Software development experience of at least 5 years

Knowledge of the business needs and business functions of Maritime Services that drive the requirements for whole application architecture

A breadth of technical knowledge that includes:

An understanding of business architecture and how this fits in with customer solutions and the IS&S strategy.

A good knowledge of data / information architecture and how this can be utilised between systems, applications and databases.

A broad knowledge of technology architecture and how it can be integrated e.g. servers, storage and network technologies.

A good knowledge of security controls, policies and governance preferably covering government standards and procedures.

A thorough understanding of architecture principles, presentation and communication skills

Knowledge of TOGAF and other frameworks and methods for developing architectures

Complex issue resolution of a solution and integration nature and the ability to act as escalation route for programme management and SDA related issues

What we're looking for in you:

High level of interpersonal skills

Ability to set stretch and realistic targets

Ability to shape positive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that requirements are met with practical solutions (both Team and Customers).

Carry out clear communication to all levels of the business if required.

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £Competitive

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

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 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.Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.