Systems Engineer Defence, Security, MODAF, UML

Datasource Computer Employment Limited
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer - Permanent - Southampton - Excellent Salary!

Technical Competencies:

  • Business and systems analysis
  • Systems Verification and Validation
  • Architecture Options Assessment
  • Operational Analysis
  • Understanding of architecture methodologies, standards, frameworks and tools (e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, UML, Zachman etc.)
  • Identification, mitigation planning and management of Engineering Risks

Our client currently has a number of opportunities to join the business as a Systems Engineer. In this role you will make significant contribution towards safeguarding the UK's national security and to people's lives, every day. You will be a key participant in the design and delivery of a variety of strategic programmes and business critical initiatives within a dynamic, challenging and rewarding environment.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in leading edge and innovative programmes where technology plays a crucial and increasingly strategic role. You will be part of engagements where change and evolution of services contribute to this fascinating, and demanding environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be shaping and building strategic system architecture roadmaps with senior stakeholders, corralling support and backing for them
  • Applying and adapting your system design skills to switch focus between specific areas of business challenge or opportunity, spanning a range of existing and emerging technologies including (but not limited to) applications, middleware, cloud computing, search, machine automation and analytics
  • Understand & interpret business or technical requirements and translate these into defined system models
  • Produce system designs from concept through to high level design

Additional Tasks:

  • Engage relevant stakeholders to establish consensus on viability of solution options and the associated benefits and risks
  • Seek to develop system solutions in alignment with the Enterprise Architecture and support a systems on-going evolution
  • Support the customer's investment decision making process in the context of implementing wider investment portfolio
  • To qualify for the role, you must have the following domain knowledge, technical and general competencies

Domain Knowledge:

  • Defence, National Security or Commercial domain knowledge

General Competencies:

  • Technical leadership and decision making authority
  • Stakeholder engagement, both internal and external
  • Passionate about delivering business value through innovative application of technology
  • Ability to tackle problems and define solutions from a commercial perspective; Flexibility in approach and attitude
  • Willingness to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to work ¬°independently and under pressure, whilst prioritising the work effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • A demonstrable desire to seek out and exploit new technology in IT
  • Ability to assimilate and retain knowledge quickly
  • Able to influence and be a part of the key decision making process
  • Ability to articulate and interpret technical language to non-technical individuals


  • The ideal candidate will be degree qualified (2.1 or above) in a related subject or have the equivalent in relevant engineering, scientific or technical-based discipline.

You will be required to hold a minimum of SC security clearance. If you do not hold an active SC clearance please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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