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We are in search of a Solutions Architect who will work with senior leadership and Heads of Department to deliver solutions and ensure smooth execution of projects in line with Leidos’ goals and priorities.
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The Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. The programme provides essential services such as storage and distribution for the MOD's materiel, including a global freight service and the procurement and inventory management of 70,000 commodity NATO Stock Number (NSNs).
Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
What You’ll Be Doing:
Solution Architects shape and develop holistic solutions in response to primarily business level requirements, with a cognitive ability to ‘abstract’ and ‘connect the dots’. They have an ability to navigate through loosely defined and complex situations to create crisp and clear outcomes. As seasoned professionals, they rely a broad experience across both the business and technical domains, with multiple areas of deep knowledge and experience they bring to bear to create, communicate and deliver holistic technology, service and delivery solutions.
Required Skills and Fit:
The preferred candidate will have the following skills:
A strong leader, with organisational acumen and personal presence that drives confidence and followership both internally and externally.
Excellent customer facing and pre-sales skills, including being able to ingest large volumes of requirements and information in a competitive environment, developing clear understanding of customer hot-buttons and needs, building rapour with the client and leading teams to create holistic, relevant, durable and elegant solutions demonstrating cognisence, understanding and relevence in response.
Experience of working in new business environment, shaping and bidding on large and complex programmes, with outstanding ability to translate often complex technical environments into coherent and understandable solutions communicated both orarlly and in the written form, often in highly compressed and customer structured response documents.
Significant, tangible and demonstrable experience in the solution design of large, complex and mission critical IT systems, services and transformation programmames, with a track record of accomplishment bringing credibility to engagements.
Demonstrable knowledge and cognisence of adjacent diciplines, including programme management, customer relationship management, business development and financial management - ensuring optimised, holistic, winning and deliverable solutions that delight customers.
An excellent communicator, ensuring solutions are communicated in relevant, compelling and engaging fashions across written, visual and oral mediums, including up to executive level.
Indepth experience across a number of broad technology disciplines, including domains such as digital transformation, application consolidation, infrastsructure design & migration (including Cloud & Data Centre), software development, service integration, and data analytics.
Excellent knowledge of Service Management and its application to the delivery of successful services.
Strong knowledge of Cyber Security and its application to modern secure IT systems and services.
In addition the successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience and personal characteristics:
Demonstrated expertise designing, implementing and integrating large enterprsie grade technical solutions meeting complex business requirements
Ability to provide clear technical leadership whilst working collaboratively with a wider solution and bid team
Strong problem-solving with the ability to work cross-functionally in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment
Strategic thinker, coupled with an output focused approach to getting the job done – particuarly in a bid scenario.
Quick learner with an in-depth understanding of the capability
Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation), including the ability to listen effectively
Ability to self-manage and work independently, work to tight deadlines, prioritize workloads and work with related business functions
Will be requried to undergo security clearance (SC level minimum).
Experience in using Architectural Frameworks like TOGAF / Zachman
Experience of ITIL best practice for IT service management, development and operations
Experience of Service Orientated Architectures: designing, building, deploying, operating and maintaining
Experience of systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.