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Up to £100k p/a + benefits
We currently have several permanent vacancies for Systems Engineering Architects with experience of defining and designing large scale Systems, Services and applications within a Mission Critical Systems\Services Integration environment. Applicants must have, or be eligible to acquire, SC clearance.
The successful candidate will be required to support the execution of Systems Architecture and Systems Engineering activities on a large-scale system of systems integration project. Whilst this role will include the production of a variety of architectural solutions and engineering artefacts, a key part of the role will be solving complex problems under own initiative and providing leadership to others. This is an opportunity to work on an exciting programme delivering critical services and infrastructure key to the future of UK Air Traffic Management.
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY
The successful candidate will have a full understanding of the principles of systems architecture and systems engineering, be able to demonstrate past successes in working at senior levels within and\or leading diverse engineering teams and will have prior experience as a Systems Architect for a major programme involving accepting and integrating deliveries from suppliers. Using their experience in Systems Architecture and Systems Engineering, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with customers and suppliers to execute Systems Architecture activities across the full lifecycle
Specific duties may include:
Taking ownership and driving definition of large portions of the systems of systems architecture solution to integrate new and existing systems together within the over-arching service orientated architecture
Driving, and contributing to, detailed high level design activities of owned areas of the systems of systems architecture
Defining transition strategies of how defined solutions could be safely brought into operation
Defining architectural solutions comprising multiple underpinning COTS and bespoke designs and driving the competitive selection of these technologies
Interaction with operational users and stakeholders to elicit requirements, document requirements & scenarios into text and model based tools and then produce corresponding solutions to meet these in tight timescales
Driving detailed definition of user requirements and scenarios
Modelling operational, business and system behaviours within architectural views
Conducting cost/benefit/technical trade studies
Defining system and service architectures
Leading a small team of architects and systems engineers
Driving design details including interface definition and production of design documentation
Evolving architectural solutions to meet safety, security, performance, capacity, supportability and other non-functional considerations
Success in working within large-scale, mission critical and complex integration programmes
Ability to work with a number of stakeholders and suppliers, working across organizational boundaries and providing technical leadership between teams as appropriate
Demonstrable successes within the System Engineering or System Architecture environment
Excellent customer facing, including being able to ingest large volumes of requirements and information, developing clear understanding of customer hot-buttons and needs, building rapour with the client and leading teams to create holistic, relevant, durable and elegant solutions demonstrating cognisance, understanding and relevance in response.
Experience of shaping architectural solutions on large and complex programmes translating often complex technical environments into coherent and understandable solutions communicated both orally and in the written form
Demonstrable experience of architectural design within industry recognised architecture frameworks
Demonstrable experience in the systems design of large, complex and mission critical IT systems, services and transformation programmes
Demonstrable knowledge and cognisance of adjacent disciplines, including systems engineering, programme management, customer relationship management, supplier management and service management
In-depth experience across a number of broad technology disciplines, including domains such as digital transformation, application consolidation, infrastructure design & migration (including Cloud & Data Centre), software development, service integration, and data analytics.
In-depth experience of conducting detailed systems engineering trade solutions to assess options & feasibility, and define optimal solutions
Strong knowledge of Service Management and its application to the delivery of successful services.
Strong knowledge of Cyber Security and Safety Assurance and its application to modern secure IT systems and services
Strong knowledge of requirements and user scenario development in both text based and model based approaches
Success with designing / delivering systems in a Virtualised Environment
Experience of working with Service Oriented Architecture
ITIL including Service Management Roles & Processes
Experience with Architecture Modelling Frameworks and Languages (e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, NAF, SysML, Archimate)
Experience with architecture modelling tools (e.g. Sparx Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw Cameo)
Knowledge of Air Traffic Management or other safety related systems would be useful.
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