Solution Architect

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BAE Systems

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11th April




£60,000 - £70,000



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Job title: Solution Architect

Location: Within Shared Services we embrace Hybrid working and this role will predominantly mean you will be able to work from home with travel to any other BAE Systems or Customer sites determined by your business/team requirements. This may be flexed up or down accordingly in line with business need.

Salary: Circa £70K

What you'll be doing:

  • Defining the solution architecture and design for the project to meet business and system requirements, within the project constraints of cost and timescale, and the agreed architectural and technical framework
  • Capturing and defining the as-is and to-be application, data and technology architectures for the assigned projects
  • Ensuring and assuring that the overall functional and technical design of the solution is acceptable and fit for purpose
  • Providing Project Technical Authority leadership of the IM&T solution and associated 3rd parties/product teams, ensuring that the solution architecture and design is as required and is communicated effectively
  • Liaising with internal and external IM&T suppliers and product teams
  • Working effectively with the Project Managers to support the development of the project plan, reviewing estimates and schedules, and identifying technical risks

Your skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience in delivering IM&T solutions together with associated architecture deliverables
  • Proven experience in design, development, test and release of Information Systems
  • Proven knowledge and experience of working within architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF
  • Understanding of IM&T / software development lifecycle (including methodologies e.g. Agile) and associated reviews, policies, standards and governance processes
  • Previous experience of technical leadership e.g. acting as a Technical Authority


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Shared Services Enterprise IT Project Architecture team:

In the Shared Services Enterprise IT Project Architecture team, we are experiencing high growth and are working across a breadth of initiatives, including several hundred services and projects, supplier refreshes and the design and implementation of new architecture. The team are a committed group of professionals who are focused on delivering against our company strategy, as we invest in the modernisation of our people and our IT environment across a global landscape.

The successful candidate will be assigned to work on multiple projects at any one time depending on the size of the projects working closely with the project manager and associated roles covering business change/analysis, service design/transition, security and product development.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 25th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


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