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Software Technical Architect


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                Software Technical Architect
Location:                Ashton House, Bristol
Compensation:      Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                   SF58136


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Software Technical Architect at our Bristol site.


The role
As a Software Technical Architect, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We are looking for an energetic and driven Software Technical Architect, to provide Subject Matter Expertise and design leadership into our expanding engineering team for major programmes. This role represents a fantastic and rare opportunity to play a senior role in a design team, working on new and exciting international projects as part of a rapidly expanding organisation.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for interfacing with the Radio Frequency development team and operations to develop packages of work and functions for software team to deliver against and design effective solutions to meet system requirements based on existing systems and operational system usage, as well as:

  • Clearly communicating with Project Managers, Design Authorities and key stakeholders to maintain alignment of outputs.
  • Working with design authority for the creation of solutions in response to emergent customer requirements, from concepts through to in-life support, maintaining a focus on achievable software products
  • Be responsible for maintaining design documentation such as; Functional Spec, Architecture, Interface documents to appropriate standard and assessing and mitigating software design risks issues and opportunities
  • Be a cohesive liaison with the Software Integration Lead and Software Technical Lead to ensure successful deployments to integration and operational environments and support validation, verification, test and acceptance activities

This role is full time and is a hybrid role with 1-2 day per week onsite at our Ashton House site.

Essential experience of the Software Technical Architect:

  • Pro-active engineering management with a theoretical and practical software background
  • Understanding of working to product development and engineering lifecycle V-Model (or equivalent). From initial concepts, requirements, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, maintenance and supportability
  • Deep understanding and experience of producing technical artifacts to facilitate SCRUM working model such as epics, backlog, user stories

Qualifications for the Software Technical Architect:

  • Degree or equivalent in software engineering. HNC/HND with equivalent, relevant experience is valued and welcomed.

Security Clearance

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.
  • Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 12/08/2024


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