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Systems Architect

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8 Jul 2021

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Clearance Level
Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Information Technology
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Leonardo is seeking a Systems Architect to lead and develop capability and solutions for the Integrated Sensing and Protection (ISP) line of business. The requirement to grow the System Architect team is in support the growth of Systems Integrator (SI) programmes being concurrently delivered and bid within Leonardo ISP across the Communications, Land ISTAR, Vehicle Mission Systems and Force Protection domains.

The System Architect activities will range from SI Enterprise Architecture design, identification of technical solutions & architectures, technical lead in bids and external studies, scope of and participation in PV and support to Capability Management for product portfolios.

The role can be based from our Basildon or Southampton site.
Proposing and evaluating alternative technical approaches to delivering prime contract capability and systems to the customer.
Generation of white papers to shape thinking within the stakeholder community.
Developing the solution architecture for optimum cost effectiveness and URD compliance
Developing a combination of systems and software solutions.
Produce candidate system architectures and derive requirements at all system levels
Work with the Bid & Project Manager to estimate the cost of solutions.
Perform cost benefit analysis of system component development verses COTS procurement.
Contribute to the development of Enterprise Architectures for Major campaigns and programmes.
University degree - essential
Chartered engineer - desirable
UK SC clearance

Significant experience developing communications and/or vehicle mission systems based architectures, products and systems, throughout the full lifecycle - essential
Experience of dealing with customers at a senior technical level -- essential
Experience of estimating costs and technical risk for each solution approach is essential
Experience of full CADMID life cycle for product and system development - concept through to disposal
Experience of military electronic systems including an understanding of interoperability, scenarios and customer needs is highly desirable
Knowledge of military communications architecture[s] and principles is highly desirable
Experience of military command and control networks in the Land and Maritime context is desirable
Experience of the methodology and production of the engineering documentation necessary to support a competetive tender is highly desirable

Ability to understand customer's business / technical needs and the ability to translate them into a technical solution, using language that customers can understand
Excellent problem solving and innovation skills
Driving an organisation to achieve short term goals and long term strategy
Empowering others
Motivating and communicating
Challenging and continuously improving


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

The company employs around 7,000 people across the UK with sites based in Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil.

Leonardo offers a funded benefits package and flexible-working conditions. As one of the UK’s leading engineering companies, you have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts in their field and to take on some of the sector's most challenging engineering programmes.

Find out more about Life at Leonardo.

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+44 (0)1268 823400
Sigma House
Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3EL
United Kingdom
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