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Information Systems Solution Analyst (Engineering)

Ref: BROADBEAN_240881663065221

on 13 September 2022
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Information Systems Solution Architect (Engineering) required for long term contract assignement based in Stevenage or Bristol ot Bolton with 80% wfh

Information Management (IM), defines implements and adapts Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and Information Systems (IS) strategy to the needs of the business and users.

Within Information Management the Information Systems teams have responsibilities for supporting and deploying business applications, with IS Engineering supporting a key pillar of our business.

The IS Engineering Solutions team work as part of IS to support programmes and transformation activities.


The dedicated development team will be delivering a new project, an End to End Lab environment utilising Cloud technologies. The aim is to have a dynamically sized, easily duplicated environment with a copy of our production engineering toolset with representative data. This will meet key business needs: repeatable demonstrations; training environments; and trials of new processes and tools. The Information Systems Solution Architect will lead the project as a design authority and have overall responsibility for the technical output.

Assess Needs/Ideas according to the IM End to End Process as Technical Expert or apply the equivalent agile techniques adopted in the programme. Ensuring, and maturing the quality of the Scope, Feasibility and Business Case. Accountable for projects compliance with Technical Quality and Results working with the appropriate IM Delivery Teams for the agreed solutions.

Provide Systems Engineering processes/lifecycle subject matter expertise and advice at all stages and investigate the appropriate application solutions for all the programme needs in the application layer working closely with the Infrastructure Architect.

Undertake the following tailored to the solution/programme approach:

* Accountable for the technical quality of the solution

* Lead Business Case creation

* Participate in agile scrums where adopted

* Assist in the creation of a feasible project

* Propose or validate key technical solutions and lead design reviews

* Ensure all solution risks are identified and mitigated

* Provide subject matter technical expertise for issues and opportunities

* Gather and disseminate technical lessons learned and contribute to the action plan for agreed improvements, leading the technical actions.

* Lead research studies and proof of concept/proof of value activities if required

The Solution Architect is responsible for supporting a variety of internal and external stakeholders within the scope of the programmes. Performing Business Analysis and Solution Design to define the digital transformation/adoption goals and develop solution roadmaps. Fostering strong stakeholder relationships and integrating into the programmes and functions in order to support and guide them to good and effective decisions.

Where possible align new concepts and solutions to the existing enterprise and digital transformation strategies, and the existing MBDA engineering capability. Propose innovation in the toolsets and solutions when that directly meets a business goal or delivery need that cannot be met with current capability.

Agreed solution concepts with IM & Security teams to ensure full compliance with all appropriate regulatory bodies.

Skillset/experience required:

Understanding of:

* Essential - Designing technical solutions to meet business needs within security constraints

* Essential - Documenting designs clearly from an architectural perspective

* Advantageous - Deploying services within Azure

* Advantageous - The lifecycle of information systems including acquisition and development of new technology, with a view on utilising automation

* Advantageous - UNIX and containerisation

* Advantageous - Application integration approaches, e.g. use of OLSC

* Advantageous - Awareness of industry infrastructure and operating standards such as SQL, DB2, Active Directory, Virtual Machines, WebSphere

A broad level of Technical IT knowledge and expertise in the areas of; developing concepts and scoping enterprise systems and services, especially in the integration of disparate and distributed solutions in a defence environment.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Proven Business Analyst and Project Management skills with the ability to articulate technical information to different audiences. Able to communicate verbally and in writing at all company level with the ability to articulate problems and solutions in business language.

Self-organising, and willing to work with team members towards a common goal. Adaptability will be important.

Desire to be part of high performing teams and to build strong and effective relationships. Agile in approach and mind set.

Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers in the UK. Modis Europe Ltd provide a variety of international solutions that connect clients to the best talent in the world. For all positions based in Switzerland, Modis Europe Ltd works with its licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH to ensure that candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.

Both Modis International Ltd and Modis Europe Ltd are Equal Opportunities Employers.

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