Technical Architect

Posting Date: 19 November 2020

Location: Keynsham, Bristol, GB, BS31 2YH

Company: Babcock

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Technical Architect
Location: Keynsham, Bristol
Business Unit: Engineering Services
Salary: £49,640 - £55,690
About the Role

Here at Babcock International, specifically Digital Solutions, we’re looking for an experienced Technical Architect to join an expanding team of Architects within Babcock’s Naval Nuclear division. You will join a collaborative team working closely with the other business functions including the infrastructure, development, service delivery, business analysis, and sales teams; as well as existing and potential customers, to design solutions that meet the needs of the business. You will be responsible for scoping, designing and presenting solutions to the customer and staff through discussion, written proposals, formal presentations, whiteboard workshops and diagrammatic storyboarding.

You will partner with the customer business leads to understand sector and business unit strategy in order to agree IT solutions, whilst being mindful of our internal business strategy within the same sector and corresponding business units. The role will require you to maintain an awareness of our business solutions and their respective supporting technology sets, including web based solution delivery, collaborative working environments, workflow, VDI solution delivery. The successful candidate will lead in designing, assessing, specifying, costing and down-selecting IT solutions in support of both infrastructure team COTS based solution delivery and the development of in-house solutions. You will also support the Enterprise Architect in developing and maintaining a model of the current and future IT systems architecture, integration and solutions roadmap. Supporting bids and business change in estimating cost and preparing business cases for IT solutions, including partnering with account managers across our supply chain to ensure value for money and commercial compliance for all solutions proposed and delivered is also a key element of this role.

Digital Solutions is at a turning point whereby a large amount of growth is being forecast, both in terms of our resources and the type of work we are doing. Current engagements will see a high volume of work geared toward designing and integrating a large number of new, highly secure solutions for our core customer, including introduction of modern technology sets to a traditionally legacy based system.
What do I need to do the role?
• You will need to be an experienced Technical Architect with an appreciation of Software Delivery Lifecycles.
• Strong business acumen and customer engagement skills is a must, as well as bid experience being useful to have.
• Strong technical knowledge of Windows, Oracle Middleware, Virtualisation, VDI based deliveries (VMWare/Citrix)
• Strong understanding of security principles is essential, and experience of accreditation and information assurance governance is advantageous
• Knowledge of TOGAF along with the principles of Application Architecture is advantageous
What else do I need to know?

  • The post will be based in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involves working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. You must be a sole UK national and hold current, active ‘Security Check’ (SC) or ‘Developed Vetting’ (DV) security clearance or be willing to undergo the necessary process to obtain security clearance.
  • Candidates who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered for this post.
  • This position is based in Keynsham, which is situated between Bristol (5 miles) and Bath (7 miles).

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.
Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
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Closing Date: 03/12/2020




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