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DV Cleared Solutions Architect

Job Title:  Solution Architect     


The role:

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has a number of opportunities for senior creative problem-solvers, to play a decisive role in a wide variety of exciting projects. As a Solution Architect you will take ownership for the solution elements of major opportunities and delivery programmes and manage the solution design process for initial concepts through to end of life.


Key Responsibilities:


•Shaping and driving solution thinking for complex bids and delivery engagements

•Shaping solution blueprints and/or designs – for example through the tailored application of architecture frameworks (eg Zachmann, TOGAF, MODAF) and other design articulations (including the UML)

•Overseeing the implementation of the design in collaboration with other design team members such as Technical Architects, System and Software Designers, Data Architects, Security Architects, Functional and Information Architects

•Ensuring the design meets key functional and non-functional requirements and allows for operational and through life scenarios required for the solution to be satisfied

•Working with client technical authorities or architecture functions to ensure that they have a clear understanding of architecture and design proposals at an appropriate level, and that environmental and other standards/constraints within the client domain have been dealt with appropriately

•Working with quality and test management functions to ensure that the approaches and test strategies followed are appropriate for the solution

•Working with Delivery Assurance functions to agree how the quality and progress of a given solution delivery should be tracked, and become an expert resource to support interventions on projects where solution quality or progress has become an issue

•Retaining overall ownership of solution through delivery and transition into operation and/or subsequent refinement, or modification

•Leading estimation efforts to develop an understanding of potential solution costs and delivery timescales including appropriate Service regimes for solutions in production operation

•Establishing policy and strategy for the selection of systems architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency






What we are looking for:

Operating at senior levels you are likely to enjoy working more strategically with technology and will be able to demonstrate your ability to operate with real commercial acumen. We are looking for Solution Architects to work both in the UK and also overseas within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence home markets.

In addition to a solid academic background we are interested in candidates with significant experience in one or more solution domains including:

•Information Security,

•SOA, BPM, EAI, Data Warehousing, J2EE,

•Social Network Analysis,


•Enterprise Search and Retrieval,



•Business Event Processing,

•Network and Infrastructure Design,


This will be supported by expertise in one or more of a range of delivery models including:

•Provision of client-side advisory services,

•Managed service provision,

•Fixed price and time and materials based delivery,




•Prime and sub-contracting



Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not Security Cleared presently you must be willing and able to qualify for the process

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