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Solutions Architect

Job Description We are looking to recruit a Solution Architect based out of its site in Bristol. The role requires you to have a breadth of technical knowledge and demonstrable experience of designing solutions for complex, distributed systems within defence, government or public sector. You’ll be joining the Cyber Security Architecture Team based in Bristol. You ideally will have significant experience of working on bids and proposals, and delivery programmes within a defence, public sector or similar environment. You will possess strong analytical skills with an ability to understand the problem and solution trade spaces. To this end you will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of requirements capture, definition, decomposition and allocation to an architectural design that reflects all stakeholder needs, and selection of the technology solution that best meets that need. You will be capable of working at multiple levels of abstraction and have a tolerance for ambiguity. You will typically act as the Design Authority for a programme, or part thereof, working closely with the development team and other stakeholders to ensure that the integrity of the solution is maintained. You will also work within the Architecture Team to help evolve and mature the capability of the Business Unit and collaborate on additional projects where necessary. You will be joining our highly skilled team at our Bristol site. This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo’s future. We are looking for creative thinkers who have a passion for applying technology to solve real world problems and developing our next generation of world beating products. Whilst you will have our Bristol office as a base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as client projects can at times require you to work away from home during the week (Mon-Fri). If you are proactive, enthusiastic and comfortable with working in a complex, fast moving environment, then please apply for this role. What we offer…core values: •People Excellence-The opportunity to accelerate your career through intellectual challenge, responsibility and specialist training that aligns with industry best practice •Integrity -A high performing and supportive team environment that values close collaboration and trust with clients to deliver mutually beneficial results •Respect –operates at all levels of Leonardo and engagement with client organisations to expedite value creation and secure strategic partnerships •Customer Intimacy-The chance to engage with some of the most admired organisations across a range of highly professionalised industries and locations •Innovation -A platform to work within a meritocracy that values autonomy, disruptive technologies and encourages entrepreneurial spirit throughout the business Key Responsibility Areas •Stakeholder engagement including customers, programme managers, business leaders, developers and implementers, safety, security and other subject matter experts •Develop concepts, review, elicit and derive requirements •Define architectural designs and technology solutions in support of bids or project delivery •Ensure the design integrity of solutions throughout development •Collaborate within the Architecture Team to meet the goals and objectives of the Business Why join Leonardo? At Leonardo, we believe that our employees work best when they are able to achieve balance between work and other aspects of life and so that you can enjoy the great city of Bristol! That’s why we are committed to designing policies and developing a working environment that promote the benefits and well-being of all our employees. We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through: •Supportive relocation package: to make your move to Bristol even more attractive •Learning & Development: We help assess your development needs in line with the role you wish to perform, and allow you to further develop your knowledge. •Flex-leave schemes: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life. •Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays. •Award-winning pension scheme: Our multi-award-winning pension scheme includes generous employer contribution. •Employee discount schemes: We offer you and your family an attractive range of discounts from retail and cinema to hotel bookings and vehicles benefits. •Reserve Forces: We provide positive support to the Reserve Forces and allow employees who are Reservists to take additional time off. •Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare voucher scheme: We encourage working parents to save money on childcare by offering them several advantageous facilities and vouchers. •Career break: Where appropriate, we support our employees in pursuing other interests outside the workplace. To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit: Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required Skills and experience in the following areas is advantageous: •Cyber capability definition and assessment •Knowledge of architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, NAF) •Knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering, utilising UML & SysML tools •Knowledge of security standards, processes and application of security enforcing measures •Broad knowledge of Cyber tools such as NIPS, FPC, vulnerability assessment, computer forensics, SIEM, etc. •Broad knowledge of Microsoft Platform technologies •Broad knowledge of Virtualisation Platforms, storage technologies and enterprise server platforms •Enterprise Networking & Services (TCP/IP Networks, devices & services (e.g. DHCP/DNS) Personal Attributes •Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal •Ability to be innovative and conceptualise •Highly analytical and capable of working at different levels of abstraction •Ability to deal with ambiguity •Good team worker with ability to influence and motivate •Business and cultural awareness Intrinsic factors: •Security clearances to SC minimum •The ability to travel within the UK and abroad (up to 50% of the time) If that sounds like you please apply at:
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