Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect

Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect

Job Title: Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Reference: 894749_1528367391
Contact Name: Nick Haaker
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 07, 2018 11:29

Job Description

Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect

My client is a software and enterprise solutions company with a key ability to join up software systems and link them to complex hardware to provide seamless solutions to "too hard" problems. They focus mainly on consultancy and bespoke services to a wide range of clients in a range of markets. We are currently looking for a Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect to join the team in Chippenham/ Bristol/ Reading. The role relates to providing leadership and direction within the HMG & Defence section of the business.

About the Role

We are currently looking to recruit a Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect to contribute to a range of exciting new and existing projects in 2018 within our Enterprise Solutions and Defence Division, based in Bristol and Chippenham.

Key Responsibilities
*Provide solution architectures, including infrastructure and application design, including the selection of IT components and packages
*Works with the business analyst and/or elicits the business requirements to ensure the technical solutions meet the business need and can be delivered on the chosen architecture
*Assess the potential impacts on the customer such as implementation, license costs, maintenance, etc.
*Takes responsibility for solution architecture and lead delivery/development teams, ensuring the agreed technical architecture and development methodologies are followed.
*Assists with pre-sales support and presentations to customers.
*Contributes to bids and providing the lead on technical aspects in responses.
*Keeps abreast of technology and develops new techniques for use in systems architecture
*Excellent communication skills. Able to provide expert advice in a digestible form to both the company and its customers.
*Ability to estimate costs and implementation timescales associated with potential solutions.

Essential skills

Software Engineering
*Proven track record of designing, estimating and implementing large-scale enterprise level applications and/or web solutions
*Extensive software development and design experience and proven experience of the software development lifecycle
*Understanding of design and modelling techniques (e.g. UML)
*Understanding of estimating techniques (e.g. Cost, Effort, Risk).
*Familiarity with web application development, integration and testing (e.g. JSF, Spring)
· An understanding of various development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, DSDM)
· An understanding of software standards (e.g. ISO9001, ISO 20000:1)
Software Architectures
*In depth knowledge of multi-tier client-server architecture
*Experience of taking requirements and proposing system architectures
*Understanding of virtualisation strategies and sub-capacity licensing models
*Experience of security policies and models
· Excellent knowledge of web-based technologies and associated standards
· Knowledge of enterprise databases (e.g. SQL-Server, ORACLE)
· Knowledge of operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, mobile)
· Knowledge of XML and related technologies
· Knowledge of middleware architectures (ESB, SOA)
· Knowledge of embedded systems or real-time systems
· Understanding of Open Source licensing issues

Desirable skills - any knowledge or experience of the following:
*Understanding of project management techniques
*Experience of Quality Assurance and testing
*Understanding of cloud hosting models and their security and management implications

Role:Defence Enterprise Solutions Architect
Location:Chippenham or Bristol
Salary:up to £60k

Skills: software, developer, senior developer, solutions, defence, government, systems, togaf, modaf, aws, windows, linux, uml, agile, waterfall, dsdm, enterprise, architecture, information systems

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

This is a Permanent position


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