Solution Architect

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
United Kingdom
11 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutionswhich protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do createsa safer future. We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing togethergreat minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.Job Summary This is an exciting opportunity to be the Solution Architect forprojects that are delivering the next generation of intelligencecapabilities to law enforcement agencies and communications serviceproviders around the world. Our International Serviced and Solutions(IS&S) business unit works with customers on the leading edge of thefight against crime, and our solutions make a difference to protectingnations and citizens from harm.We are looking for Solution Architects with experience of specifying anddelivering complex systems, from initial concept through bid toimplementation and customer acceptance. You will be part of a GlobalSystems Engineering team that has deep expertise across a wide range ofdisciplines in the telecommunications, information systems and security domains.Your work will involve being assigned to one or more projects as eitherthe Project Technical Authority or a member of the technical team. Youwill work closely with customers and BAE Systems staff from otherdisciplines to ensure that solutions are high quality for our clientsand meet company goals.You will be based in the Guildford office but will sometimes travel toother offices and customer sites, either in the UK or abroad, as neededby projects. You will need to be eligible to hold appropriate UKsecurity clearances.Key Responsibilities Leading the development of solution architectures, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal stakeholders. Defining and managing the solution engineering approach. Working with other disciplines to deliver the solution, including project managers, business analysts, subject matter experts, developers, testers and support staff. Overseeing the implementation of the design in collaboration with other design team members. Owning technical risks and working to reduce and mitigate them at the earliest practical opportunity. Leading estimation efforts to rapidly develop an understanding of costs and delivery timescales. Retaining overall ownership of the solution through delivery and transition into operation. Mandatory Skills and Experience Required Demonstrable experience of successfully leading the technical delivery of solutions based on complex systems that include multiple hardware and software components supplied by different teams. Excellent verbal and written communications skills Capture of architectures and designs in modelling tools (UML, enterprise architecture CASE tools) and other documentation. Domain knowledge in two or more of the following areas: Modern public communications systems, including: National scale fixed line and mobile networks Voice and data networks Internet scale applications and services Information systems, including: Data architecture Enterprise integration methods Data processing Storage and retrieval Data analytics Service layer architectures User experience and interfaces (UX/UI) "Big data" solutions High performance computing Security architecture and design Other Desirable Skills and Experience Experience of working with Agile software development teams Experience with tracking and knowledge sharing tools, e.g. Atlassian Jira, Confluence and SharePoint Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are notcurrently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this andwilling to go through the process. For more guidance on NationalSecurity Vetting please click here. About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence: We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defendthemselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connectedworld, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We dothis using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience andprocesses. Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our businessmeans that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help usfulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust youwith responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, varietyand support from day one. We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward youas you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more thanjust a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where yourindividual contribution makes a difference every day. Great mindsdeserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary andbenefits package. Diversity and Inclusion: As a company committed to inclusion, we welcome applicants from allbackgrounds and on a full or part-time basis. Diverse perspectives andinnovative thinking are fundamental to our continued success. As aninternational organisation we strongly support flexible workingconditions to accommodate for working in different time zones, cultures,patterns and client facing environments. We encourage all our staff tothink about how they and their teams can work flexibly to get the bestbalance and results for our organisation and every individual. Division Overview: International Services and Solutions (IS&S) International Services and Solutions (IS&S) exists to satisfy theApplied Intelligence strategy to grow in the international large-scalesecurity market by leveraging government relationships anddifferentiated propositions. Our mission is to support those who defendnations, organisations and citizens from physical and cyber threats. Aswell as our traditional deep expertise in communications intelligencefor governments and telecommunications companies, we help our customerscollect, store, analyse, and extract intelligence from open sourceinformation and to fuse multiple data sources into insightfulintelligence. We also help our clients monitor cyber activity to identify new threatsand threat actors within the cyber domain, locally and nationally, andbuild secure communications infrastructure. We are the home for advancedelectronic capability within Applied Intelligence and solve our client'srequirements with a mix of advanced software and hardware solutionscombined with associated services offerings. The IS&S structure includes five regions and our Core Capabilityteams. They are supported by a number of functions, including BusinessDevelopment and Sales, Engineering, Operations and Delivery, Finance,HR, Commercial and Legal. Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. 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