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Application Solution Architect - Hampshire - Basingstoke, Hampshire

Salary: £400 - £463 per day
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Job type: Contract
Sector: IT Defence, Infrastructure
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Application Solution Architect

SC Cleared, 6 Months Contract


£400 - £463 per day

Description of Project:

An Application CSA is required for the development of COAST (Comprehensive Operational Application Services Toolset) under an Agile Sprint regime in partnership with the MOD. COAST is both a Capability (MOD C4ISR applications integrated with the CBM ESB) and a Campaign (to deliver the Capability onto NSoIT Deployed, NSoIT Maritime at both the SUKEO and Mission SECRET classifications). This App CSA will design & implement application software solutions integrated into the core infrastructure of COAST/OEHE.

The App CSA will report to the COAST Sprint Manager and the COAST Principal Architect. The App CSA will be part of a rainbow (, Industry and MOD) Sprint Team and will also liaise with the current OEHE SMEs for Infrastructure, Applications and Enterprise Management as required, because the Capability is currently delivered in the live, Fixed SECRET environment.

The App CSA will need to be comfortable working in an Agile/Scrum environment; be happy to engage with all levels of MOD Customers (including those of significant rank); be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines; and be flexible and amenable to work on and hence travel to MOD sites on the South Coast and Bath/Bristol area.

The role holders will be responsible for the ownership & delivery of the required documentation (designs) for their application(s), cognisant of the underlying infrastructure platform and Agile principles.

Skills - Mandatory:

  • General Knowledge of Applications Development and Deployment
  • Experience of operating within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Security Cleared to SC level or above
  • Systems and Software Engineering background including all aspects of the solution lifecycle
  • Can front and own a broad technical solution including design, costings and risks
  • Able to provide technical leadership and strategic direction
  • Experience of working with 3rd party suppliers
  • Strong client facing skills
  • Knowledge and experience of the take on and implementation of MOD applications and any associated GOTS/COTS components
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft and Unix technologies
  • Knowledge and experience of Virtualisation technologies, deployment of applications under Citrix, via VDI
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal presentation
  • Technical knowledge of MOD IT systems, security policies and enforcement
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing solutions IAW JSP440, 480 and JSP604
  • Knowledge of End-User Applications implementation

Skills - Useful:

  • Knowledge of military C4ISR applications
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting military data communications systems
  • Knowledge of and experience in engineering tactical data links
  • Experience of Linux
  • Experience in Cloud technologies such IaaS/PaaS/AaaS including products such as OpenStack or equivalent would be very useful
  • Experience designing app hosting solutions for Containers such as Docker would be useful
  • Familiarity with operating within a DevOps focused environment
  • Experience with Automatic Build/Deployment/Testing tools
  • Knowledge of Command and Battlespace Management arena
  • Knowledge of Command and Control Applications
  • MODAF - UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework
  • SOA middleware & ESBs

Application Solution Architect - Hampshire

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