Application Architect - London

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.Application Architect About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence The Applied Intelligence business of BAE Systems delivers solutionswhich help to protect and enhance the connected world, everything we docreates a safer future! We are obsessed about solving problems for ourcustomers; we bring together great minds and collectively we make theworld a safer place!We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defendthemselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world,comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this usingour unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - oftencollecting and analysing huge volumes of data.We employ over 4,000 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC,UK and EMEAJob Summary BAE Systems Applied Intelligence specialises in collecting, managing andexploiting information to reveal actionable intelligence. We use thiscapability to help government and commercial clients revealintelligence, maintain security and strengthen resilience in today'scomplex operating environment. We also use our skills to assist clientswith other information-intensive problems such as achieving regulatorycompliance and understanding customer behaviour.We are seeking talented Software Engineers who are responsible for theoverall design of an application, ensuring that it meets it's Functionaland Non-Functional Requirements. The individual would typically be asoftware developer with demonstrable experience in one or moredevelopment languages and is therefore able to set the direction of thedesign, development and methods used for a development team.You may work as part of a Development or Architecture team, dependingupon project size, and is capable of managing a team of SystemDevelopers/Designers or Application Architects. You will be involved inaspects of estimation, planning and risk management, ensuring deliveryto agreed timescales and quality standards.Key Responsibilities Responsible for the design of an Application (the complete set of software components that make it) to ensure that it meets the Functional and Non-Functional Requirements set of it. Responsible for stakeholder management (e.g. solution architects, implementation team lead, test team lead) externally to counterparts within the client, owning the relationships for the project Tailors DMF to meet the projects needs and contributes back into wider AI Method work Responsible for the production of estimates, costs and delivery timescales at appropriate points in the development lifecycle Works with Functional Architects and Test Managers to ensure that requirements are suitable to be developed and tests are appropriate to verify them Able to define / apply and enforce the usage of modern engineering best practices and automated application lifecycle management (ALM) approaches including Configuration management (SCM, branching strategies, release strategies), Build and dependency management (Maven, Ivy), Continuous integration (CI) and deployment, Automated testing (Unit, Functional, Integration, Performance and Acceptance) and quality reporting (Code coverage, standards compliance, systems complexity / heuristics) Carries out / contributes to assurance and due diligence activities relating to products and suppliers. Understands and leverages existing AI organisational experience, IP and expertise in similar providing solutions - working with other client teams, market, product and proposition experts Helps define standards and patterns for the Software Development teams to use, reducing costs and increasing quality and re-uses AI and industry standards where available Contribute to external and internal technology related technical forums (e.g. Open Source communities, Practices and Professions, SIGs, Technical Forums) and demonstrate innovation and thought leadership Understands infrastructure and middleware technologies to a level that requirements can be specified to an Infrastructure Architect and decisions can be made as to the most appropriate platform for the Application Works with Service Architects and MS teams to ensure the designed application meets the Supportability needs and can be transitioned easily into Live Service You will have experience and knowledge of; the full project lifecycle from bid, through requirements capture to development, integration, testing and delivery Knowledge of development methods such as Agile, Waterfall, XP, SCRUM, RUP Experience of estimation techniques and the ability to use them appropriately throughout the development lifecycle Familiarisation with DMF and ability to use it on projects Experience with project quality techniques including planning, risk management and decision making Knowledge of design "ities" such as security, scalabililty, reliability and the ability to create and review designs which incorporate them appropriately Knowledge of programming techniques such as test driven development, continuous integration, code coverage, static analysis Working understanding of infrastructure platforms and middleware Skills will have acquired; System design and architecture Prototyping Design and code reviews Component estimation and costing Issue and risk management Programming competency with a 3rd generation programming language Evangelism and communication Technology evaluation Validation / testing Performance analysis Refactoring techniques Your technical toolbox will include experience or knowledge of; Middleware and containers (Tibco, WebLogic,WebSphere, Oracle, OSGi, Jetty, Tomcat, Apache) Languages (Java, Groovy, C#) Frameworks (JEE, Spring, .Net) Operating systems (Linux, Windows) Web Technologies (HMTL5, Ajax, XML, REST, JSF) Scripting (UNIX, PHP, Python) Modelling (UML, BPMN, Sparx EA) Integrated development environments and automation (Eclipse, VSTS) Integration (Spring, WS/SOAP, MoM, RMI, JMS) Persistence frameworks (Hibernate,JPA) Datastores (MySQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Profiling and audit (JProbe) COTS (e.g. Documentum) ALM (Maven, Ant, Hudson, JIRA) Mock frameworks (JMock, EasyMock, Mockito) Test automation (Junit, httmlunit, webdirver, Selenium, Loadrunner, Grinder (or .Net equivalents)) Quality reporting (Sonar, Checkstyle, PMD, Findbugs, Cobertura, or .Net equivalents) Approaches (OOAD, TDD, BDD, xUP, EPF) Our success is down to the skills of our people. However, we won't reston our laurels - the changing nature of our business means that we'reconstantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions. Asan experienced professional joining any part of the business, we'llentrust you with responsibility, client contact, variety and supportfrom day one. We believe that individual differences make our teamstronger; we'll encourage and support you to develop your skills andreward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be muchmore than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business,making a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so wealso offer a very competitive salary and benefits package!#LI-LL1#AI-DICEHelp us secure a connected world. Apply now and be inspired.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 are integral to the success of BAE SystemsApplied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplacerequires an organisational culture where employees with varyingperspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best andbrightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realiseindividual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussionsabout flexible working. Division Overview: UK Services UK Services delivers IT Services and Consultancy to AppliedIntelligence clients based primarily in the UK. We divide our clientsinto 3 market segments; National Security, Government and EnterpriseServices. We differentiate ourselves through recognised expertise inData, Security, Digital Media and Business Solutions. Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now andbe inspired. - provided by Dice SYSTEM DESIGN