Solution Architect

Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Solution Architect
Location: Manchester
Summary of role
A fantastic opportunity to join Raytheon UK in our Cyber Innovation Centre in Manchester. We develop software using a variety of Agile methodologies. You will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organisations.
As part of your role as Senior Architect you will lead and be responsible for mission critical software solutions, as well as being a key part of a leadership team collaborating with agile software teams.
Key Responsibilities:
* Discover, Define and evolve strategic architectures for complex software based systems applicable at an enterprise or organisational level.
* Own the architectural roadmap for your domain, considering the horizons required to support your Product Manager
* Partner with senior stakeholders to ensure architecture designs fulfil functional and non-functional requirements and align with broader architectural goals
* Act as an Architectural Design Authority for the domain and able to communicate risks and impacts of design changes to technical and non-technical stakeholders
* Key contributor & independent reviewer at enterprise level architecture reviews
* Act as technical focal point for your domain
* Personal development of key technical team leaders through coaching and mentoring
* Act as an authority on tool, process and environment selection
* Keep abreast of relevant technology changes and incorporate into architecture roadmaps as applicable
* Bring technical context of the wider business to your domain
Candidate Requirements
Essential Skills
The suitable candidate must have demonstrable experience as a software / solution architect or technical lead on projects of significant size and complexity. They will have extensive skills in the following areas:
* Designing software for critical applications. Particularly designing for high availability, scale and resilience.
* Experience in either AWS and/or Azure
* Articulating complex designs to both technical and business stakeholders.
* Translating business outcomes into technical approaches.
* Influencing business and technical stakeholders to convey approaches and suggest ideas.
* Creating high-level architectural roadmaps
* Experience Working with Agile teams using SCRUM or Kanban
About Raytheon UK
Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.
Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.
Standard Benefits:
* Welcome bonus available between 5-10k to be paid in first pay check
* Up to 1.5k training budget (relevant to the requirements of the role)
* Annual bonus (between 2-4%)
* 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays (ability to pay/sell up to 5 additional days)
* Part time / Term Time contracts available
* Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
* 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'
* Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme's
* Enhanced sick pay scheme
* Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
* 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
* Flexible working arrangements to be discussed and agreed
All successful applicants must be eligible & willing to obtain a SC clearance with the view to progressing to DV level which would be sponsored by Raytheon UK

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