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Solution Architect

Preston, UK
Salary 70000 - 80000 SALARY
Closing date
28 Sep 2021
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Join us as a Solution Designer/ Architect with BAE Systems

(Warton Preston, Remote for the foreseeable, Full-time, Permanent)


About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever – and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.


About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.


The Role of a Solution Designer/ Architect

Solution Architect to fulfil the technical lead role on COTS system upgrade projects, the role’s technical governance will flow from the Manufacturing & Business Systems Lead Architect (SDA) & report into the Head of Manufacturing & Business Systems Competency Centre.


The BAE estate has a mixture of technologies with primary ones including: MS Windows Desktops and Servers, Linux and Unix servers, SQL Server and Oracle Databases, Citrix, and Active Directory.

COTS packages are wide ranging from specialist to more common ERP managed business processes.


Typical Role Responsibilities

    Defining the technical lifecycle of the project. Key project phases, activities & deliverables. Identification of technical resources required to execute the technical phases & activities. Working with the project manager to define a plan & schedule for implementing the solution. Design of the overall solution & integrated architecture. Production of key architecture & design artefacts.

Expected Skills/Qualifications:
    Solution designer/ Architect Experience Designing broad range of applications Background in programming or business analysis – Desktop and application support side Previous desktop and server build experience Oracle SQL Server Windows Server Well versed in database technologies A bit of Linux experience

What we’re looking for in you:

    Strong background in a multi-faceted team and environment Self-driven Effective and influential oral and written communications. You are innovative and able to drive improvement Self-organisation and good time management


Salary & Benefits:

A competitive salary with an excellent benefits package, which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


Please note, successful candidates will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.


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