Solution Architect – Central Government sector

London

Digital Intelligence

Engineering

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Job Description

 

Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : London 

 

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Are you passionate about working with cutting edge technology and owning the design and engineering on projects delivering solutions that are central to our customer’s missions?  Join BAE Systems as a Solution Architect.

 

Our successful collaboration with a Central Government customer has been asked to expand and deliver even more. It is a very high profile programme of work, building new digital services for securing the UK borders. We are looking for additional Solution Architects to be part of that the success.

 

As a Solution Architect you’ll be working to own the solution design and engineering methods of our client's core mission applications, defining innovative solutions to problems, underpinned by robust delivery and engineering methods to deliver capabilities that are not only essential to their business, but they’ll love to use. 

 

You’ll enjoy working as part of a scrum team, with other architects, scrum masters, engineers and business analysts to get the best out of the team, allowing everyone to contribute their skillsets.  You will be an excellent communicator both internally within your project/scrum team, as well as externally to senior customer stakeholders to facilitate decision making and co-ordinate design activities with related teams.

 

The solution comprises of a data ingest platform/pipeline which has been designed/implemented based on a number Java micro-services integrated with each other using Managed Streaming Kafka, (MSK) topics to receive, standardise transform and store all messages received in an AWS Aurora (AWS PostgreSQL) database. Tasks are created and presented to users in a ReactJS UI from transformed messages that trigger any rules in the Risk assessment service designed/implemented based on Drools Rules Engine and Elastic Search. A number of ReactJS UI screens gives users access to search and process data stored in Elastic Search and the AWS Aurora (AWS PostgreSQL) database. The application components/services are deployed using a CI/CD pipeline to a Kubernetes containerised platform running in AWS.

 

In joining our team, not only will you be directly making a huge impact upon the systems you work on, you’ll be doing it for an organisation who makes a huge impact to the security of the UK.

 

In a career at BAE Systems you’ll never get bored, with no two projects being the same, but you’ll bring your previous experience to each challenge to ensure our deliveries and an enduring success.

 

About you

 

This is a hybrid role and while work can be undertaken from home, it is expected that there will be some regular travel to client site in London.

 

You will have experience in the majority of the following:

 

  • Shaping and defining solutions
  • Retaining overall ownership of solution through delivery and transition into operation
  • Defining infrastructure requirements for a software solution to support a scalable and resilient application
  • Ensuring the design meets key functional and non-functional requirements, enabling through life scenarios of the solution to be satisfied
  • Overseeing the implementation of the design in collaboration with other team members such as Application, Data and Security Architects
  • Working with customer technical authorities to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the architecture and design proposals at an appropriate level
  • Working with the Engineering Manager and Scrum teams to promote good practice in engineering methods, eg development, automation and testing

 

And will have applied it in some of the following domains:

 

  • Big Data solutions
  • Web Scale applications for the Cloud
  • Open Source and COTS integration
  • Integration patterns and architectures
  • Workflow systems
  • Messaging/queuing systems

 

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 

Life at BAE Systems

We’re a skilled, diverse, collaborative community of over 90,500 people, creating some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, marine, land, and security solutions. We value the creativity and innovation of a diverse and inclusive team, and trust and empower our people to thrive, no matter what their background or experience.
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    We want everyone here to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do. We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it’s integral to our culture. Everyone is heard and respected here.
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    If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
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    Together we embrace every opportunity to have a positive impact. On the world around us, our communities, and each other.
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