Solution Architect

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £600.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    David Taylor

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    10 Months

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The role is positioned within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) which is part of the Chief Technology Officer's organisation. The scope of the role covers the Export Control Programmes led by OCIO. The Solution Architect (Export Control Programmes) role reports to the Export Control Programme Director.


Perform the role of Solution Architect for Export Control Programmes

Produce and manage architecture artefacts

Provide design assurance for Export Control solutions

Manage technical issues, risks, constraints, assumption and dependencies

Support Lifecycle Management and Engineering Lifecycle review processes

Demonstrate responsible behaviour by personal leadership and the promotion of security, safety culture, diversity & inclusion and ethical business conduct


Liaising with multiple Sectors and Business Units in the scope of Export Control Programmes

Documenting and managing high level IM&T requirements

Analysing gaps, by Business Unit, between the requirements and existing and planned IM&T programmes, using a structured assessment framework

Creation and maintenance of architecture artefacts for Export Control Programmes

Design Assurance of Export Control Programmes

Review and approval of artefacts produced by IM&T service providers

Assurance of validation and verification processes for IM&T solutions

Supporting business change activities for the implementation of Export Control Programmes

Ensuring traceability from top level requirements through to solution and test artefacts

Facilitating information sharing and best practice transfer between all businesses in scope
The Individual


Experience as a Solution Architect for complex IM&T programmes in an
international environment with multiple stakeholders

Experience in the use of industry standard frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman)
to develop enterprise and solution architectures

Experience of a broad range of solutions and IS/IT technologies

Experience of the identification and management of technical risks, constraints, assumptions and dependencies

Experience of service management, ideally with some formal training such as ITIL

Experience and knowledge of the company's Life Cycle Management and Engineering Life Cycle processes

Certification in IS/IT architecture e.g. TOGAF certificate or ISEB certificate in Enterprise & Solution Architecture at practitioner level

Associate or full membership of appropriate professional institute (e.g. MBCS CITP)