Solution Architect

  • Job Reference: 00075480
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: BAE Systems
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  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + depending on expeirnece and skills
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Solution Architect

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery of the IM&T capability ? We currently have a vacancy for a Solution Architect at our site in Warton or Samlesbury, this role will require occasionally travel to other UK sites.

As a Solution Architect, you will be the SSSL Business Information Systems IM&T Lead and is required to work with Lockheed Martin (Aero), JPO, IS/IT Workstream members, key suppliers, contractors and the SSSL management team to deliver the identified SSSL Enterprise Business Information Systems.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in the full lifecycle process of the IM&T capability including design, build and deployment. You will be given the opportunity to work closely with our stakeholders to meet requirements and be aligned to the business concept of operations.

Your main responsibilities as a Solution Architect will involve:

Ensuring that relevant documented IM&T strategies, policies, standards and practices are appropriately applied

Engaging with stakeholder's - influencing local organisation, customers, supplier, partners and peers

Appling technical strategies, policies, standards and practices within own area of responsibility

Undertaking people management

Taking on a lead role; owning specific work areas including coaching and mentoring others

Leading work groups to resolve issues will carry out resource and milestone planning

Supporting the development of the capability

Ensuring the Health & Safety of all your employees and that your area operates in accordance with Company Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

Providing detailed advice regarding methods, tools and their application to the business

Will work regularly with senior customer and supplier stakeholders and will be authoritative in such interactions

Your skills and qualifications:

Delivery of Solution Architecture (across all relevant architectural domains) and the operational and service models supporting the implementation of agreed capability

Experience ensuring compliance with specified and agreed functional and non-functional requirements, balancing as appropriate the functional, service quality and systems management requirements with affordability as a focus

Hands on experience in the delivery of the technical solution for all project phases, including definition, requirements, development or build, test, operational readiness and transition into service and be responsible for recommending technical estimates (resources) to underpin the lifecycle through to sustainment

Experience working with all technical artefacts to the technical standards and using an industry best practice approach

Relevant IT degree or business degree or hands on expeirnece working in a consultancy and solution delivery environment

Relevant vocational qualification or equivalent experience e.g. HNC / Prince 2 Foundation / Computer Science Degree

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong stakeholder management expeirnece with the ability to engage and manage all levels of stakeholders within the business. You will be a proactive individual that can work on their own initiative and within the team.

Location: Warton or Samlesbury

Salary: £50,000 + depending on experience and skills

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is 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.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.