• 675 - Defence IT System Architect

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Job Description

Our partner needs talented System Architects to join them across the UK.

You’ll be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in the Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study. You’ll also be joining a diverse, inclusive employer that’s proud to provide a collaborative, open working environment. With our Adaptive approach, you’ll enjoy the work-life balance that suits you best, thanks to remote, hybrid and flexible working practices.

We currently have a number of System Architect opportunities across our sites in Farnborough, Bristol, Malvern, and many of our other sites. If you’re interested in joining us – now or in the future – we’d love to hear from you.

If your skills fit one of our opportunities, we’ll be in contact. If we don’t have a role that’s right for you at the moment, we’ll keep your CV on file for possible opportunities in the future.

What do our System Architects do?

Systems architecting is the activity of developing, describing, evaluating, and applying systems architectures within systems engineering.

A system architecture describes the fundamental structure and properties of the system. Additionally it may include the principles behind that architecture and its application, and also any associated rationale. Architecture may be considered for business solutions, enterprises, services, capabilities, engineered systems, products, components, and software.

Our System Architects are key to ensuring we deliver all our work in a robust, consistent and cost effective way. Individuals devise systems architectures at enterprise, capability, system and/or engineering solution levels. Alongside their architecture development, they also devise associated system concepts (e.g. operational concepts, concepts of operation, system concepts) which can be applied and implemented.

The work often entails working in the problem and solution spaces, considering the feasibility of addressing the problem, and achieving a balance between problem and solution considerations. Systems architecting may be employed within traditional systems lifecycles or ‘above’ them.

Our System Architects are able to devise system architectures that frame stakeholder concerns and meet system requirements, and to express this in a set of consistent views. They are the technical staff who undertake Architecture Definition, with several specialisms e.g. Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, information Architects. Some Architects tend to specialise in activities such as Architecture Generation, Architecture Description, or Architecture Evaluation.

Work is extremely varied, you could specialise in a particular domain or work across the business gaining a multitude of experience.

New to Systems Architecting?

In your first role or have some experience in Systems Architecting? Your talents may be a good match for our team. We recruit Systems Architects with all ranges of skillsets and areas of application.

Opportunities for mid-career System Architects

If you’re a mid-career professional working in industry or the armed forces, you’ll be applying your expertise right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.

Opportunities for highly experienced System Architects

As a senior System Architect, you can expect specialist training (which may include conference attendance and paper presentation, for example), and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. However, to progress to more senior roles, we encourage you to be an active member of an appropriate professional body,

Our Fellowship scheme recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise.

Key points

  • We explore multiple domains of application – Air, Space, Land, Maritime, ISTAR, Weapons and Cyber Systems Architecting throughout the life cycle – from concept through development and operation to disposal.
  • We have practitioners at all levels up to and including internationally recognised individuals. Our blended approach to learning means you’ll have access to formal training, mentoring, assisted self-development and on the job training.
  • Excel, and your potential will be spotted. Our continuing professional development covers all career stages and levels of seniority.
  • With our Adaptive approach, you can work the way you want – flexibly, on-site, remotely or via hybrid working.