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Technical Architect

Technical Architect (MAR/Marine/Naval)

The SCISYS Group is a leading developer of IT services.

We develop robust, real-world application solutions and provide supporting services that create real business benefit.

SCISYS has delivered solutions and services in a range of markets including government, defence, marine, environment and utilities.

Working for SCISYS is always challenging and rewarding.

Our staff are enthusiastic self-starters who thrive in a dynamic environment.

At all stages of your career you will be responsible for the quality of your work.

You should be able to work to deadlines, have good inter-personal skills and be flexible as regards moving from project to project, working on multiple projects simultaneously and assimilating new technologies.

About the Role
We are currently looking to recruit a hands-on Technical Architect to contribute to a range of exciting new and existing projects within our Enterprise Solutions and Defence Division, based in Bristol or Chippenham.

Specifically, we are looking for a proven or emerging technical leader to work in our maritime business on projects delivering market-leading decision support aids for use in modern naval combat systems.

You will have excellent communication skills, be able to provide expert advice in a form that can be readily acted on by both technical colleagues, end-users or international collaborators.

From time to time you will be asked to work on customer sites throughout the UK, sometimes on long-term assignments, and you must be willing to undergo security clearances.

Key Responsibilities
, Provide solution architectures, including infrastructure and application design and the selection of IT components and packages
, Work with business analysts and/or elicit the business requirements to ensure technical solutions meet business needs and can be delivered on the chosen architecture.
, Assess the potential impacts on the customer such as implementation, license costs, maintenance, etc.
, Take responsibility for solution architecture and lead delivery/development teams, ensuring the agreed technical architecture and development methodologies are followed.
, Assist with pre-sales support and presentations to customers.
, Contribute to bids and take the lead on the technical aspects of responses.
, Keep abreast of technology and develop new techniques for use in systems architecture.
, Estimate the costs and implementation timescales associated with potential solutions.

Essential skills: Software Engineering
, Proven track record of designing, estimating and implementing large-scale enterprise level applications and/or web solutions
, Extensive software development and design experience and proven experience of the software development lifecycle, preferably using a formal approach such as SCRUM
, Understanding of design and modelling techniques (e.g.

, Understanding of estimating techniques (e.g.

Cost, Effort, Risk).
, Familiarity with web application development, integration and testing (e.g.

JSF, Spring)
, An understanding of various development methodologies (e.g.

Agile, Waterfall, DSDM)
, An understanding of software standards (e.g.

ISO9001, ISO 20000:1)
, Degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering or a scientific discipline

Essential skills: Software Architectures
, In depth knowledge of multi-tier client-server architectures
, In depth knowledge of Service Orientated architectures
, Experience of taking requirements and proposing system architectures
, Understanding of virtualisation strategies and sub-capacity licensing models
, Experience of security policies and models
, Experience gained in either a solution or software design role, with demonstrable, practical experience - preferably on complex software-centric projects
, Experience in architecting using MoDAF/DoDAF, Archimate or Zachmann Framework, using at least one architecture tool (e.g.

Sparx Enterprise Architect, System Architect, Troux/Metis, Corporate Modeller, ARIS, MooD Business Architect)

Essential skills: Technology
, Knowledge of web-based technologies and associated standards
, Knowledge of enterprise databases (e.g.

PostgreSQL, SQL-Server, ORACLE)
, Knowledge of operating systems (e.g.

Windows, Linux, mobile)
, Knowledge of XML and related technologies
, Knowledge of middleware architectures (ESB, SOA)
, Understanding of Open Source licensing issues
, Knowledge of Spring Boot and AngularJS
, Knowledge of Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, Eclipse, Jira, and Git
, Knowledge of GraphQL
, Experience of using Java

Desirable skills
, Understanding of project management techniques
, Experience of Quality Assurance and testing
, Understanding of cloud hosting models and their security and management implication
, Knowledge of OpenSplice (DDS), Geoserver, PostGIS and Solr
, Ability to carry out software development work if needed, particularly using Java
, Experience of working within MOD environments (Air, Land, Maritime, C4ISR, JFC, DSTL)
, Ability to demonstrate understanding of the Deployed and Tactical Military Domains

Other Requirements:
, Must be prepared and willing to work at other SCISYS office locations or on customer sites
, Willing to work on defence projects
, Must be eligible to work in the UK
, Must either have SC clearance already or be able to obtain it immediately

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