SSCL Defence are on the look out for experienced Senior Solutions Architects to join their established AMO (Architectural Management Office) Team As our new Senior Solutions Architect, you will be the go-to technical lead, decision making, concepts, spanning across design, build, test and the deployment process. Working with various stakeholders and workstream leads within the programme and project you will be responsible for all design and maintenance of the system architecture and technical issues resolution. This is a Hybrid working role, where you can be based anywhere in the UK, there will be occasional travel to one of the UK SSCL sites.
What you'll be doing:
Assist in the provision of solution architecture, generation of conceptual, logical and physical architecture documents, short time-frame change impact assessments, feasibility studies & costed IT proposals for a project/program
Contribute to estimation of activities for the planning and risk assessments.
Understand, identify, manage and co-ordinate the technical activities amongst the technical workstreams - providing input into what the tech activities are, the order they are done along with identifying dependencies - SPOC for all technical issues and its resolution.
Identifying and resolving impacts of changes to the technical architecture
Be a point of reference for the project on all Technical Architecture matters.
Reporting and escalating as appropriate to the project manager on progress against plan, conflicts, and technical issues resolution
What you'll bring:
Previous Solution/Technical Architect experience
Experience of cloud hosting and implementation in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
Experience in Network design and implementation
CI/CD design and deployment experience
Experience of Firewall and WAF design and implementation
Experience in Active Directory, Identity Management / Privileged Access Management design and implementation
Exposure to business critical, high availability design and deployment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to write clear documentation
Ability to communicate technical concepts to all stakeholders
It would be great if you had:
Cloud hosting providers include Azure
Understanding of IAAS, PAAS and SAAS services and integration
MOD design and deployment
Terraform and Ansible experience
OIC technical experience
API management and design
Protective and system monitoring experience
Awareness of Cyber Security requirements for Infrastructure solutions
If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what we're looking for, please do apply, we'd love to hear from you! Employment Type: Permanent Location: UK Anywhere with occasional travel to SSCL Centres of Excellence Security Clearance Level: SC - Active or Eligible Internal Recruiter: Carolyne Salary: £80,000.00 Benefits: £5,400 car allowance, 25 days annual leave with the option to buy additional days, private medical, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund
Although this role is advertised as full-time, we believe that flexibility at work can promote work/life balance, increase your motivation, reduce stress and improves performance and productivity. We support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if you're interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.
Loved reading about this job and want to know more about us? SSCL is the market leader in critical business support services for the UK public sector. Operating at size and scale since 2013, SSCL has delivered over £750 million of savings - providing more funds for front line public services. We transform services using digital solutions and innovative technology, developing platforms that enable flexibility to meet the changing needs of our Government, Defence and Police clients. We employ around 3,000 people who sit at the heart of our business strategy. Their passion and connection to our values and our purpose is what sets us apart and puts SSCL in the Top 20 of GPTW large workplaces. 'Living SSCL' means we deliver social value within our services and work with our clients and community partners to support programmes such as education and employability initiatives across the UK.