Solutions Architect

Bristol (City Centre)
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Solutions Architect -1794

Job Description

Leonardo requires a Solution Architect to join its Cyber Security Architecture Team based in Bristol. The ideal candidate will have significant experience of working on bids and proposals, and delivery programmes within a defence, public sector or similar environment. The Solution Architect will possess strong analytical skills with an ability to understand the problem and solution trade spaces. To this end the Solution Architect will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of requirements capture, definition, decomposition and allocation to an architectural design that reflects all stakeholder needs, and selection of the technology solution that best meets that need. The Solution Architect will be capable of working at multiple levels of abstraction and have a tolerance for ambiguity. The Solution Architect will typically act as the Design Authority for a programme, or part thereof, working closely with the development team and other stakeholders to ensure that the integrity of the solution is maintained. The Solution Architect will also work within the Architecture Team to help evolve and mature the capability of the Business Unit and collaborate on additional projects where necessary.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Stakeholder engagement including customers, programme managers, business leaders, developers and implementers, safety, security and other subject matter experts
  • Develop concepts, review, elicit and derive requirements
  • Define architectural designs and technology solutions in support of bids or project delivery
  • Ensure the design integrity of solutions throughout development
  • Collaborate within the Architecture Team to meet the goals and objectives of the Business

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Skills and experience in the following areas is advantageous:

  • Cyber capability definition and assessment
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, NAF)
  • Knowledge of ModelBased Systems Engineering, utilising UML & SysML tools
  • Knowledge of security standards, processes and application of security enforcing measures
  • Broad knowledge of Cyber tools such as NIPS, FPC, vulnerability assessment, computer forensics, SIEM, etc.
  • Broad knowledge of Microsoft Platform technologies
  • Broad knowledge of Virtualisation Platforms, storage technologies and enterprise server platforms
  • Enterprise Networking & Services (TCP/IP Networks, devices & services (e.g. DHCP/DNS)

Intrinsic Factors

  • Candidates will possess the following personal characteristics
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to be innovative and conceptualise
  • Highly analytical and capable of working at different levels of abstraction
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Good team worker with ability to influence and motivate
  • Business and cultural awareness

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