Solutions Architect

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Listed on

6th November 2023


New Malden


£66000 - £80000



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About Your Opportunity:

A key member of the Capture and Delivery team, this role will lead the analysis of capability needs and provide the solution architecture vision from a range of options. This will involve defining and delivering an approach to successfully design, describe and manage the solution engineering of safe and secure command and control (C2) and C5ISR systems. Demonstration of very strong systems thinking skills and will be expected to provide support to bids and proposals and project delivery tasks.


Your Benefits:

Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel

Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities


Your Responsibilities:

Undertake architecture cost/benefit trade off studies across the spectrum of available solution options.

Identifying the most appropriate technical solution to solve present and future capability needs.

Describe the function, structure, characteristics, behaviour and other aspects of a solution to a wide array of key internal and external stakeholders.

Develop architectures, requirements and specifications in order for the solution to be elaborated, defined, managed and delivered.

Provide technical Systems Engineering and Project Management inputs to contribute to planning, scheduling and cost control/monitoring activities.


Your Experience:

Proven track record of delivering complex systems.

Evidenced substantial experience in the structured analysis of user needs and solution options within the Defence industry.

Substantial experience of systems requirements management, definition, design, integration, acceptance and analysis.

Demonstrable knowledge and experience in solution architecting, utilising techniques and tools to help communicate the solution.

Team leadership or a strong aptitude for managing and developing people.


Your Future Team:

"My aim is to build an engineering team that attracts the strongest candidates, and allows them to reach their full potential working on exciting engineering programmes in a trusted environment, with excellent job security and growth prospects."

Dave Brunton - Engineering Authority

We are an open, friendly and supportive team of approximately 50 engineers across software, test and systems disciplines, with a great balance of experienced and junior engineers all working together to deliver quality systems. We are clear about our focus on addressing what the customer needs via new feature development or supporting existing systems.

Our matrix driven organisation provides new experiences and skills, with continuous development both at a functional level and at a programme level. We are proud of our quality of work.

Diversity is at the heart of our success. Our team share experience, knowledge and new thinking gained from a wide range of backgrounds perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements across several industries. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industryWe treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.


About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.


How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes - then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who'll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I'd like to find out more - email click apply, see email within job advert to connect with one of our Sourcing Specialists who will be happy to support you with any enquiries.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.


Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation's security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Defence Business:

Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer - with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world's most challenging problems.

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