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Job Ref:  R0010254
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Basingstoke
14/10/2016 22:01
Consultant Systems Architect
Basingstoke, Reading, Bristol or Cheadle based with the ability to travel frequently to customer sites.

About Thales Cyber and Consulting
Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions as well as safeguarding the biggest names in technology. We are a leader in cyber security, both in the UK and globally. And to keep our customers’ information and communications safe and secure in this constantly shifting, immensely challenging sector, we need to excel, evolve and invent. That’s why we are looking for the brightest, most daring minds in our industry.

We currently require a talented, experienced and customer facing Systems Architect or Solutions Architect to work at a senior level to architect innovative solutions for external customer projects. This opportunity will see you working with a varied client base on a diverse range of programmes and allow you to utilise your skills in consulting and advising to define, evaluate, develop, validate and maintain their architectures within specialist domains such as radio, marine, land, Safety and Security. With a flair for developing trusted relationships, you will naturally mentor and coach customers on the appropriate use of architectural approaches and methods to address complex problems. In addition you will also have the opportunity to support the development of the Architecting capability across the Thales Cyber and Consulting business internally.

If you are driven by working on a diverse range of systems, enjoy working on site with customers and acting as a trusted advisor to ensure our solutions meet their needs, this role could be your chance to excel.

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand their business needs and agree the scope of the architecture.
  • Establish the methods and tools that best meet the customer’s architectural needs.
  • Understand, elicit and interpret requirements.
  • Create relevant and effective architectural models.
  • Evaluate, validate, refine and expand the architectural models.
  • Provide full support to related systems engineering & management disciplines.
  • Support the customer in obtaining approvals for architecture work.
  • Implementation and change management of customer architectures.
  • Support Architectural Governance.
  • Provide advice and support for proposals and bid work.
Skills and experience required:
  • Flexibility to travel across the UK frequently is essential as you will typically work on the client site with delivery partners and client teams.
  • Experience in architectural frameworks such as MODAF, DODAF, NAF and TOGAF.
  • Experience and knowledge architecture tools such as MOOD, Enterprise Architect, System Architect, Metis.
  • Practical experience of requirements management tools such as DOORS
  • Familiarity in Model Based System Engineering or MBSE
  • Experience working in the defence, nuclear or other high integrity industry.
  • Demonstrable internal and external stakeholder management skills.
  • Confident and self-motivated, with the ability to work autonomously and manage high volumes of work and deliver high quality outputs.
  • Experience in multiple systems engineering disciplines such as requirements capture, systems and subsystems design, integration, test and evaluation, and customer acceptance.
  • Experience working in a consulting or advisory capacity is highly desirable.
To apply:
If you’re a Systems Architect keen to make a move into a customer facing role, or already work in a customer facing capacity but want a new challenge, then please apply.


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