Solutions Architect / Technical Lead
- MoD Projects
- Software & Systems Development
- Simulation, Training, Situation Awareness
- Solutions design, architecture & delivery
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire. Remote/Hybrid
We are looking for a skilled and experienced Solutions Architect / Technical Lead to play a critical role in designing and delivering innovative, mission-critical software solutions within the MoD. As a Solutions Architect, you will work closely with cross-functional teams to provide technical leadership, solutions design and architecture and to lead client engagement and project delivery.
- Solution Design: Collaborate with stakeholders to define the architecture and design of software solutions that meet the needs of the customer.
- Technical Leadership: Provide guidance, mentorship, and technical expertise to development teams, ensuring adherence to best practices and industry standards.
- Requirements Analysis: Analyse and understand customer & project requirements to develop effective technical solutions
- Coding and Development: Engage in hands-on coding and development, contributing to the implementation of software solutions in C++, Java, C#, and Python.
- Agile Methodologies: Champion Agile methodologies and ensure project teams follow Agile practices for efficient project delivery.
- System Integration: Oversee the integration of various software components and systems to ensure seamless operation and compatibility.
- Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain quality control standards and conduct regular code reviews to guarantee the highest quality of software.
- Documentation: Create and maintain comprehensive technical documentation, architectural diagrams, and design specifications.
- Risk Management: Identify potential risks and issues in projects and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions.
- Client Collaboration: Collaborate with MoD clients and stakeholders to gather feedback, address concerns, and ensure the alignment of solutions with organizational objectives.
- Technology Evaluation: Stay current with emerging technologies and assess their applicability to MoD projects, recommending appropriate tools and frameworks.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
- Proven experience as a Solutions Architect, preferably in the defence or government sector.
- Strong software design, programming and architecture skills in Object Oriented and Server-Side technology, i.e. C++, Java, C#, Python.
- Proficiency in Agile methodologies and project management.
- Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.
- Experience in technical leadership and mentoring.
- Relevant certifications in software architecture and development.
- Previous experience with Ministry of Defence projects or similar government agencies.
- Knowledge of simulation software and the use of immersive technologies such as VR, AR and 3D rendering.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and hold a British Passport.
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.