Solution Architect

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  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Network Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £70000 per annum + + excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Solution Architect

  • Solution Architecture; Enterprise Architecture; TOGAF; Data; Information Architecture

  • Aerospace; Defence; Maritime; Security

  • £50,000 - £70,000 + excellent benefits

  • Portsmouth

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, this unique opportunity could be right for you. We are one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

In this role you work collaboratively within the Enterprise Architecture team to align architecture to business and functional strategy. This is a great opportunity to develop your Architecture skills even further, in a complex, fast -paced business environment.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Own and manage all aspects of the Maritime Services Application Architecture in conjunction with other members of the Enterprise Architecture Team.

  • Deploy and apply strategies that map out the future systems/information landscape and advise the Enterprise Architect on future roadmap opportunities

  • Provide detailed advice on the integration of new technologies and innovative applications

  • Identify technology partners to design/develop/provide application components that meet requirements and the needs of the architecture

  • Assess COTS products and software frameworks for inclusion in the application architecture, whilst providing detailed advice regarding architecture, tools and how they are used.

  • Ensure that the architectures and design patterns are documented in accordance with the Enterprise Architecture method and approach

  • Participate in checks on the effectiveness of the business systems across the Maritime Service architecture space and ensuring IT security is incorporated in the design of any new architecture

A breadth of technical knowledge that includes:

  • An understanding of business architecture and how this fits in with customer solutions strategy

  • A good knowledge of data / information architecture and how this can be utilised between systems, applications and databases.

  • A broad knowledge of technology architecture and how it can be integrated e.g. servers, storage and network technologies.

  • A good knowledge of security controls, policies and governance preferably covering government standards and procedures.

  • A thorough understanding of architecture principles, presentation and communication skills

  • Knowledge of TOGAF and other frameworks and methods for developing architectures

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, with the ability to shape positive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that requirements are met with practical solutions (both team and customers). You will be ambitious in your outlook, with the ability to set stretching targets and deliver world-class data, business and application architecture