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Application Architect

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Portsmouth

Job Title:        Application Architect
Location:        Remote working
Compensation:    Competitive salary, plus benefits
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 
Role ID            40358

Here at Babcock International Group, we are seeking an Application Architect who will support the definition of the major aspects of the application architecture landscape and ensure that application standards are maintained and aligned with the Enterprise strategy.

You will provide technical knowledge to the wider Babcock IT teams and deliver application design documentation for major system and solution deliveries. Pre-assessment activities will be required to define fit for purpose, scalable and mature applications and service are deployed aligning to the Babcock Group Strategy. 

Who we are looking for?

We are seeking a well experienced IT professional who has a demonstrated history of working across the full application lifecycle, be this as a product owner, developer, solutions lead or application architect (or a combined career history in the aforementioned roles)

What will you be doing?
•    Define and implement application architecture for diverse business processes, projects, and functions
•    Develop software solutions and strategy to meet the architectural goals and business requirements for Babcock International.
•    Liaise with software development teams to ensure architectural standards are maintained
•    Design interfaces between multiple applications, databases, and middleware systems
•    Carry out assessments to identify operational limitations and gaps in functional coverage
•    Review systems and software life cycle to ensure improved processes
•    Review the architecture of new and existing systems to improve / ensure compatibility with strategic systems 
•    Conduct reviews to ensure an application conforms to fundamental application standards and meets the requirements of the end user
•    Ensure documentation is maintained for software design, develop processes in order to produce appropriate procedures are in place for the selected domain
•    Design applications according to specific architectural patterns to improve overall system performance and reliability


The experience you’ll bring 
•    Development and testing experience in a multi-disciplined and complex technical environment 
•    Experience writing reports / white papers and application designs for technical teams and project delivery teams with capability to present report findings verbally
•    Technical qualifications desirable (ITIL, TOGAF)
•    Experience in Business Analysis, Requirements management, IT Project delivery
•    Good understanding of IT and its relationship to the business
•    Must be eligible to achieve MoD SC clearance 

What a role with Babcock offers? 

•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Pension Plan
•    Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.


About Babcock 
Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) is a global function, with our largest site being Lakeside in Portsmouth, but we operate from multiple sites around the world.  BCS supplies and operates all IT, security, procurement, and finance Shared Services.  We are embedded alongside the operations that we serve, enabling us to maintain close working relationships that support delivery to our customers. We drive standardisation, simplification and automation across Babcock, to help generate sustainable value for the group and our external customers.


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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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