Systems Design Authority - DV CLEARED

£550 per day
01 Feb 2017
01 Mar 2017
Tom Truman
Clearance Level
Job Type
Main Duties:

The SDA role requires a versatile individual who can make effective and highly valued contributions to activities across the project lifecycle in a Defence Geospatial IT system of Systems environment. The candidate is expected to be capable of operating in a senior role working closely with customer and delivery teams; if necessary operating alone and unsupervised. The successful applicant should be capable of performing requirements management, stakeholder management, and elements of delivery and project management activities. The candidate must be a team player who is prepared to lead from the front and work with a multi-national engineering team and the customer community.

The main tasks of the role are:
* Management of the technical aspects of the delivery and refresh of IT systems and their capabilities
* Engineering team management
* Conduct Trade Studies when there is product choice available
* Requirements elicitation and decomposition with the Raytheon Team, the customer and users
* Preparing the architecture, high level and low level design documentation for:
* Infrastructure components, i.e. the servers, workstations, storage and networks
* Integration of COTS and any bespoke software applications
* Design and implementation of the security requirements through Active Directory policies, configuration of security software and writing System Operating Procedures
* Implementing the detailed design by building Windows 2008/2012 servers, Windows 7 workstations, configuring storage, network switches, installing COTS applications
* Acting as Subcontractor POC for the design as required
* Validating design documentation from subcontractor teams
* Researching and resolving system integration issues and other system defects
* Locking down the system and generated Microsoft Group Policy Objects
* Preparing and managing test and acceptance plans
* Preparing and managing system data migration and transition plans

* Full Engineering Life Cycle experience from Requirements decomposition to Acceptance and User sign off
* Ability to manage and control the expectations of a diverse set of stakeholders;
* Engineering/Technical team management
* Knowledge and experience of designing and implementing information systems to meet specified user requirements;
* Experience in the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008/2012 and Windows workstations
* Experience in the virtualisation of software using VMware
* Experience of implementing security aspects and solutions - JSP440.
* An understanding of JSP 604 / 480 impacts on Infrastructure
* Experience in subcontractor management.
* Experience in the configuration and integration of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software to meet defined system requirements
* Good experience of software and systems integration engineering principles
* Schedule, budget and risk management.
* Holder of current DV security clearance
* Problem analysis and resolution
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills


* Ability to take responsibility for technical aspects of a project, and work closely with project management to delivery to time, quality and cost budgets.
* A Track record of delivering work packages to cost, schedule and quality
* PRINCE II / APM Qualifications

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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