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Solutions Architect vacancy in Greenford (092jc)


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Location: Greenford
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Cyber/IT Security, Engineering, Senior Appointments
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client’s Company is transforming. Their mission is to innovate today for a safer tomorrow. They are investigators, problem solvers, brilliant thinkers, relentless explorers.

They provide innovative, mission-specific, bespoke technological solutions to their customers’ most complex problems. They provide systems for the maritime, C4ISTAR-EW (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, acquisition and reconnaissance – electronic warfare), military and commercial aerospace, nuclear, and industrial sensors markets.? With 4,000 employees, they span the globe and are listed on the London Stock Exchange

About the department:
Our Client’s engineers work on the most difficult cybersecurity challenges in order to protect their national security and critical infrastructure; they strive to protect what matters. It’s why they come to work. It’s what they are good at. They pride themselves on providing state of the art development tools, an excellent working environment and career development opportunities.

Role Purpose
Due to recent contract awards and growth of the business, the Communication Systems Business Unit of the Company they are looking to expand their team, and actively recruiting for a Solution’s Architect, who can demonstrate:

Key responsibilities:
• Work with customers to develop solution requirements, and to foresee their future needs.
• Generate system solutions, maximising re-use of existing products within the Company’s portfolio.
• Produce high quality, robust white papers and technical proposals to meet customer needs.
• Develop cost estimates to support the generation of bids.
• Provide briefings and demonstrations to individuals and groups, both at the Company and customer premises.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of Company products and services.
• Manage own time and workload to efficiently deliver multiple, concurrent work packages.
• Build relationships, and ensure the Company is represented as a professional, capable and reliable organisation to both existing and potential customers.
• Attend meetings with customers away from the Greenford site, occasionally on short notice. For guidance, applicants should anticipate an average of approximately two trips per month, with a total duration of 5-7 days, (variable depending on workload).
• Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Personal attributes:
• Previous position in a customer-facing technical role.
• Demonstrable experience in concept development, system design and architecting solutions; able to demonstrate ‘systems thinking’ in problem solving.
• Prior involvement in the generation of bids.
• An ability to learn (e.g. to gain full knowledge of current Company products)
• Demonstrate an ability to build effective relationships with customers at all levels, and be held in high regard by them.
• Willingness to travel, both within the UK and overseas.
• Experience in Radio systems, military equipment and cryptographic products (desirable)

Benefits
Every employee is critical to the Company’s success and as such they offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities for motivated and dedicated employees.
The Greenford office has an onsite restaurant and local transport links. In addition you will receive:
• 25 days holiday + bank holidays
• 4x your annual salary in life assurance
• Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
• Pension Scheme

Please be aware that many roles working for the Company will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organization.

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