SC Cleared Lead Technical Architect

SC Cleared Lead Technical Architect

Rate: £600 per day (Outside IR35)
Duration: 12 months + option to extend for a further 12 months.
Location: Corsham

The SK6 Lead Architect will operate at the Programme layer of the SKYNET 6 Programme and provide architectural guidance as well as work with the individual SK6 projects.
The Lead Technical Architect operates at Programme level and will continue developing the Satcom Reference Architecture (SRA) which will provide architectural guidance.

You will work with SK6 projects to deliver architectural artefacts within the ArchiMate model. Including consistency with existing artefacts and supporting the development of the SRA/SRD.
Work with the Requirements Team, ensuring coherence between Requirements/Architecture.
Maintain existing BiZZdesign / MooD architecture models.
Coordinate meetings, workshops etc. to ensure SK6 integration with the wider System of Systems.
Develop interface specifications.
Use architecture to explore use/edge cases, eliciting new systems requirements and evolving the architectural design of the SoS.
Focal point for architecture, interacting with other teams.

Essential skills and experience
· Experience in designing and implementing Communications Systems and IT infrastructures, in accordance with MODAF/NAF4, TOGAF and ITIL.
· Strong background in Systems Engineering.
· At least 5 years’ recent experience as a solution / system architect.
· At least three years proven experience working in the Space domain/industry, with a good understanding of ground systems, management systems, satellite payloads, user terminals etc. in a military context.
· Experience with Defence IT domain, with a good understanding of IT networks and IP networking.
· Proficient in Satcoms service delivery and operations.
· Space operations and military satcoms (including threats).
· Spacecraft subsystems including payloads and TT&C.
· Ground systems including transmission, modems, baseband, user terminals, security.
· Management Systems including Service, Network, Payload, Platform etc.
· RF communications, link budget design.
· Good understanding of current satcoms users in UK Defence and future deployed systems.
· Ability to translate requirements into architecture design.
· Experience with ArchiMate 3 language, using business, application, technology elements applied to satcoms systems.
· Experience of creating architectural models using CASE tools.
· Strong verbal and written skills.
· Nice-to-have skills and experience.
· Experience of developing requirements specifications and linking requirements and architecture.
· Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in relevant discipline, preferably Systems Engineering or similar.
· Good understanding of MOD deployed and fixed networks / systems that have dependencies with satcoms.
· Experience of BiZZdesign tooling.
· Experience working within Defence Digital.
· Knowledge of JSPs 604, 441, and 906.

Due to the nature and urgency of the role, candidates will need to hold current SC Clearance. Please familiarise yourself with the Security Vetting process before applying.

Job Reference: BBBH959_1626689894

Salary: Up to £600 per day

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 12 months+

Job Start Date: 31/08/2021

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