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IT System Solution Architect


QinetiQ
Salary: In line with experience
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Architects Jobs
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

Role
The System Solution Architect is responsible for:
• Working with the Solution Design Authority to develop and refine technological roadmap and High Level Design (HLD).
• Working with the users to understand their requirements and identify any constraints that may impact on the solution.
• Determining the interoperability, dependencies, and interactions with other IS, both national and international, ensuring they are maintained through the transition.
• Working with other Solution Architects to ensure that the design is coherent across the solution and compliant with applicable standards and policies.
• Leading the impacting of any changes, ensuring the architecture and design remain coherent and changes are agreed with both internal and external customers.
• Working with stakeholders and the Solutions Team to develop, architect, and document technical patterns for common problems.
• Working with the Solution Engineers to ensure that the design intent is being realised.
• Reviewing and approving Low and Detailed Level Design (LLD and DLD) solutions and supporting artefacts.

Technical Experience:
• A broad systems engineering experience and a detailed understand of solution architectures with at demonstrable experience of architecting and designing solutions.
• Significant experience in eliciting, elaborating, and analysing requirements.
• Excellent communication skills with diverse and adverse audiences.
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Solution design of secure hardware and software solutions, demonstrating successful delivery on complex, large scale programmes utilising emerging technologies where possible.
• 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:
o VMware’s product suite including;
 vSphere (ESXi/vCenter)
 vSAN
 SRM
 NSX
 Horizon
 vRealize suite
o UPS and their management systems
o Role Based Access Systems
o Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019 core operating systems at expert level.
• Experience in the design and delivery of:
o Public and Private cloud architectures utilising Software Defined Datacentre (SDDC) techniques.
o Virtualisation technologies such as VMware ESXi 6.5, vCentre 6.5, vSAN 6.5, Site Recovery Manager 8.1 and Horizon 7.4.

Other Experience:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programmes and technology projects.
• Competent in MS Office Suite.
• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
• Successfully running a large development team, ensuring delivery timescales are met.
• Ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programmes and technology projects.
• Hold a current SC clearance and be prepared to undergo DV clearance.

Desirable:
• Experience of:
o Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
o Delivering accredited secure solutions within the UK Public Sector.
o Delivering in Agile (SAFE4) and Waterfall projects.
o Working with national and international partners, including NATO, to deliver national and multinational interoperability.
• Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence and Bamboo) to record, document and test work.
• ITIL foundation knowledge (change management etc)
• Networking certification, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), VMware Network Virtualisation (NSX-DC) or similar
• An understanding of Defence Lines of Development and MOD Capability Integration.
QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

Role
The System Solution Architect is responsible for:
• Working with the Solution Design Authority to develop and refine technological roadmap and High Level Design (HLD).
• Working with the users to understand their requirements and identify any constraints that may impact on the solution.
• Determining the interoperability, dependencies, and interactions with other IS, both national and international, ensuring they are maintained through the transition.
• Working with other Solution Architects to ensure that the design is coherent across the solution and compliant with applicable standards and policies.
• Leading the impacting of any changes, ensuring the architecture and design remain coherent and changes are agreed with both internal and external customers.
• Working with stakeholders and the Solutions Team to develop, architect, and document technical patterns for common problems.
• Working with the Solution Engineers to ensure that the design intent is being realised.
• Reviewing and approving Low and Detailed Level Design (LLD and DLD) solutions and supporting artefacts.

Technical Experience:
• A broad systems engineering experience and a detailed understand of solution architectures with at demonstrable experience of architecting and designing solutions.
• Significant experience in eliciting, elaborating, and analysing requirements.
• Excellent communication skills with diverse and adverse audiences.
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Solution design of secure hardware and software solutions, demonstrating successful delivery on complex, large scale programmes utilising emerging technologies where possible.
• 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:
o VMware’s product suite including;
 vSphere (ESXi/vCenter)
 vSAN
 SRM
 NSX
 Horizon
 vRealize suite
o UPS and their management systems
o Role Based Access Systems
o Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019 core operating systems at expert level.
• Experience in the design and delivery of:
o Public and Private cloud architectures utilising Software Defined Datacentre (SDDC) techniques.
o Virtualisation technologies such as VMware ESXi 6.5, vCentre 6.5, vSAN 6.5, Site Recovery Manager 8.1 and Horizon 7.4.

Other Experience:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programmes and technology projects.
• Competent in MS Office Suite.
• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
• Successfully running a large development team, ensuring delivery timescales are met.
• Ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programmes and technology projects.
• Hold a current SC clearance and be prepared to undergo DV clearance.

Desirable:
• Experience of:
o Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
o Delivering accredited secure solutions within the UK Public Sector.
o Delivering in Agile (SAFE4) and Waterfall projects.
o Working with national and international partners, including NATO, to deliver national and multinational interoperability.
• Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA, Confluence and Bamboo) to record, document and test work.
• ITIL foundation knowledge (change management etc)
• Networking certification, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), VMware Network Virtualisation (NSX-DC) or similar
• An understanding of Defence Lines of Development and MOD Capability Integration.
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