Platform Solution Engineer - Corsham

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  • Location:

    Corsham, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £400.00 - £450.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Danielle Lang

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 month contract

  • Start date:


Platform Solution Engineer - DV Cleared

+ 12 month contract

+ DV cleared
+ £400.00-£450.00 per day
+ PKI / NATO FAS apps / Design & Development of NSoIT.


The Platform Solution Engineering Service is responsible for the design and development of the core elements of the NSoIT(D) Platform. The primary focus of this service is to undertake and coordinate all development tasks related to the design of the core platform as agreed by the Engineering Management Team via the Programme Increment planning process.

The Platform Solution Engineering service's responsibilities include:

Interacting with all design and development team leads to ensure cross team, cross technology coherence to satisfy the requirements of the NSoIT(D) system and act as initial point of contact for all team members within the Core Platform Engineering community.

Supporting Engineering and SDA Stakeholder engagement.

Ensuring that standards, frameworks, and security postures align with overall business and technology strategies and policies e.g. Defence as a Platform, Federated Mission Networking, DefStans and JSPs.

Identifying and communicating all proposed solutions across design teams and review all high, and intermediate designs from all teams.

Defining, managing, and reviewing the production of all core platform low-level and detailed level designs assuring coherence, technical content, and quality.

Supporting the design of infrastructure and software architecture elements to enable the system to function within the context of a UK deployed environment.

Supporting the build of system test, reference, and development environments to prove services and to demonstrate successful satisfaction of the requirements.

Identifying capability gaps in existing architectures and recommend changes or enhancements in line with Agile and continuous improvement methods.

Essential skills, qualifications, and experience

In order to deliver this service, it is essential that individuals have:

Significant demonstrable experience in:

Solution design of secure hardware and software solutions, demonstrating successful delivery on complex, large scale programmes utilising emerging technologies where possible.

Delivering against high pressure timelines and in complex organisations.

Writing technical requirements and producing detailed solution designs.

Conducting rational product selections against complex requirements, specifically measuring performance, cost and time.

Successfully running a large development team, ensuring delivery timescales are met.

In-depth experience of:

  • VMware's Software Defined Networking Product - NSX, to deliver secure multi-tenancy solutions.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019 core operating systems at expert level.

  • Additional Microsoft based technologies such as Exchange, Skype, SQL and Group Policy.

  • Microsoft Windows 10, various Linux implementations from thick client to zero client VDI solutions.

  • Several years' experience in the design and delivery of

  • Public and Private cloud architectures utilising Software Defined Datacentre (SDDC) techniques.

  • Virtualisation technologies such as VMware ESXi 6.5, vCentre 6.5, vSAN 6.5, Site Recovery Manager 8.1 and Horizon 7.4.

  • Government Grade Cryptography Provisioning and Management

  • Military Information Services such as NATO FAS, UK Base Services and MOD Business management apps.

  • Security implementations such as PKI and proxy services e.g. ADFS in line with MOD Security assurance processes.