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Software Application Architect

Posted 8 days ago

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

We are looking for experienced Application Architect to join our team following continuous growth and success in the UK Government and Law Enforcement sectors based in London. Behind great solutions there are great people: our employees. We pride ourselves on being able to solve some of our customers' most complex problems. Our people are what differentiates us, they are ingenious, innovative and dedicated. We have a mix of generalists and specialists and recognise that this diversity contributes to our success. In general, we work in teams. We recognise the benefits of forming teams from a mix of disciplines, which allows us to come up with balanced, high quality solutions.

As a key member of our engineering community, you'll be working with our National Security Customers to build systems that support their core mission capabilities. You'll work as part of empowered, autonomous teams with regular contact with end-users to flexibly and efficiently design, develop, deploy and maintain applications and services.

We work hard and often go the extra mile, but we recognise people's efforts and that everyone has a life outside of work. We encourage people to speak up if they want to rotate to a new project in support of career development, or even just to face a new challenge. Our breadth across the UK Government and Law Enforcement sectors provides diverse opportunities for our people to develop their careers in new areas of expertise or with new clients.

Role Summary

You'll be responsible for identifying new ways of solving problems and get to work in a range of different teams across our customer organisations. You will work in small teams and be given as much ownership and responsibility as you have the appetite for but part of a much bigger Engineering community to give you the support you need to grow in your career. We fully embrace DevOps ways of working in our teams, and build a very broad range of capabilities for our customers. We therefore value Engineers who enjoy playing a role in the full delivery lifecycle and are flexible to learn and pick up new technologies and approaches. You'll be playing a role in identifying the right technologies to use for the job.

You will have experience in many of the following: Designing innovative solutions that fit within business and technical constraints
Familiarity with security concepts, including secure design and implementation
Taking responsibility for the technical output of your team
Collaborating with tech leads and other architects to join-up solutions
Communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in written form
Managing stakeholders, including users and management
Championing quality assurance and best practices and mentoring individuals in their application
Practical software development in one or more common languages, such as Java, C# or JavaScript
Following an agile development methodology, such as SCRUM or SAFe
Driving innovation within a team of engineers to find new solutions to difficult problems
It would be great if you also had experience in some of following: Cloud technology training and certification, such as AWS or Azure
A scaled agile framework certification, such as SAFe or Scrum@Scale
Experience in full-stack technical design
Mentoring junior engineers and nurturing their passion for engineering
How do we support you:- Work-life balance is important; you'll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
You'll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE
Don't know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career
You'll be part of our bonus scheme
You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.
Due to the projects you'll work on, and the clearance required, you will be required to work from a secure site (office) location (depending on project commitments). Typically our project teams work 2-3 days a week on site, though some roles involve 4-5 days, with sites in London (Vauxhall, Southwark and Stratford) and Bristol. The clearance level you'll be required to achieve is SC . The clearance vetting process will take place over the course of the on boarding programme and will be managed by BAE Systems Shared Services.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we're working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.
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