The Defence Business Unit are looking for new Architects to join the Bid team. They will work closely with the Sales and Offerings teams to produce bid collateral on a variety of bids and tenders which vary in size and complexity. Working alongside a team of dedicated professionals, you will be driven to provide better, faster, more effective solutions. This is a fast paced environment where you will have the chance to grow and build upon your existing knowledge and ability. The work is challenging, but overall it is extremely rewarding. You will work with the latest technology offering ground breaking solutions to everyday problems.
The role will report into the bid team lead and encompass the following disciplines and responsibilities:
Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings
Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable
To take ownership of solutions for specific key areas and managing the impact of any changes which affect the architecture of the solution
Leads the definition of customers' overall IT architecture, designing new solutions of significant size and complexity
Maintain reusable collateral for future opportunities
Interacting with other Architect and programme disciplines during delivery and/or transformation to operations and EMEIA wide teams to ensure architectural conformance to process model and standards
Manage 3rd parties and their technical deliverables
May manage a large design team, defining the approach to larger/more complex solution delivery
Works with customers to understand their business strategy and develop IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of their business.
Key Performance Indicators
Tangible feedback from customers and/or sales that major technical project definitions have influenced investment decisions. Regularly has technical strategies, architectures and proposals, incorporating trade-offs from the original specification, accepted by the relevant Business Approval review, without any requirement for significant proposal changes.
Authors design and test documents for large, complex solution developments, incorporating strategic level risks and remedies.
Manages a large design team to achieve documented handover criteria.
Can evidence a leading role in the development of new offerings.
Delivers presentations and "white papers" on the impact of emerging technologies to senior customer and company business representatives.
Client-facing skills at senior-level discussion, with the ability to communicate ideas and thoughts to senior executives.
A detailed knowledge of the Infrastructure Design Methodology and implementation.
Self-motivating, objective setting, and strong leadership skills.
Excellent design experience in proposing and utilizing Microsoft server technologies.
Server physical architecture design including usage of System Architect (preferable).
Microsoft technology design and implementation.
SNMPv3, Syslog, NTP design and configuration.
Secure Systems hardening
Storage / backup and disaster recovery design and implementation
Exposure to cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.
Hands on experience building solutions from cloud solution components using tools like CloudFormation, Ansible or Chef
Experience of creating cloud cost models and running cloud readiness assessments
Experience of working with enterprise IT and implementing hybrid cloud solutions
Automated infrastructure provisioning
SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB VDI