Solution Architect - Cambridge

  • Department: Transformational Intelligence Group
  • Location: Cambridge

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Description

Frazer-Nash Consultancy is a leading Systems Engineering, Technology & Management Consultancy. We use our skills and talents to ensure a sustainable future for society. Our work at Frazer-Nash helps deliver a safe and secure world, where natural resources are conserved, and clean energy is available to all. The business focuses on actions to reduce climate change as well as supporting rapid and far-reaching transformations in the delivery of energy, security, industry, and transport. 

At Frazer-Nash we are value driven, we value our people, we deliver, we are people of integrity, we empower & we are a team of teams – if these values resonate with you then we could be the right company for you! 

We are recruiting a key member of our Cambridge team to join our rapidly growing Transformational Intelligence Group. You will have the opportunity to work alongside key clients across Defence with a significant focus on national security and international collaboration.  

 

This is an exciting time to join us supporting the delivery of interesting and satisfying work that helps makes a difference in society. We are looking for a highly motivated and capable individual to join our growing team and help deliver the wide range of cutting-edge requirements across UK Defence. 

 

What do we look for in a Solutions Architect? 

 

We are looking for an experienced candidate that can lead the development and implementation of solution architecture for complex projects within the Defence sector, ensuring they meet our customer's requirements and technical standards.  

 

As consultants we apply our skills as appropriate to each client’s challenge, so the ability to draw on a range of skills and approaches is more important than out of the box solutions. 

 

The role of Solution Architect covers a range of specialisms and therefore we will consider applicants who have some of the following, but do not precisely match all the requirements listed below: 

 

  • Working alongside Defence stakeholders to understand and document their requirements and translating them into technical architectures at project and enterprise scale - including creation of business, application, data and technology architecture viewpoints to support creation of enterprise solutions e.g. using TOGAF, Lean Six Sigma Six, Agile, Systems thinking. 
  • Data Modelling, to help make data more useful and accessible for consumers. Understanding that data is a critical asset to most organisations. 
  • Evaluating target architecture, platforms, tools, processes and applying relevant data standards, policy and dataflow management processes. 
  • The people and process side to introducing digital systems and the subsequent change management required successfully realise lasting change. 
  • Analysing technical and business risks associated with solutions and developing mitigation strategies. 
  • Evaluating new technologies and recommending solutions that measurably improve outcomes. 
  • Collaborating with development teams and senior stakeholders to develop solutions that are aligned with technology strategy and standards. 
  • Presenting solutions to customers, stakeholders, and senior management. 
  • Supporting business development and bid writing through development of architectures and specifications that support wining proposals that are aligned to our engineering capability. 

 

Why work for Frazer-Nash? 

There’s never been a better time to work for Frazer-Nash, we have an ambitious growth plan and are delivering across a broad project portfolio in multiple sectors. We nurture & encourage our staff to develop themselves and are happy to support people with their career progression. 

We live and breathe our Values every single day. First amongst them is ‘We Value our People’ - our people are our greatest asset; they are the reason our clients work with us to solve some of their greatest challenges. At Frazer-Nash, we want all of our people to feel they belong, positive in the knowledge that we value and respect the commitment they have made by entrusting their careers and expertise to us. 

We are committed to fostering a working culture that brings out the very best in our people, regardless of their circumstances, identity or background. We want our people to be themselves, feel empowered to achieve their personal and professional goals, and know that we respect the unique value they bring to the company. In support of this, we encourage thoughtful behaviours and work to foster a collaborative working environment. 

We believe in flexible working and however you work best is what works best for us. Please note though due to our work being client centric there is the expectation of regular visits to client sites. If you are looking to join a company where you can grow then please do get in contact with us today!  

Requirements

Requirements 

 

  • This role will be client facing and successful candidates are expected to work in a dynamic fast paced consultancy environment.  
  • A background in Solution Architecture or a similar and have applied this skillset while working for a consultancy, services provider or systems integrator.  
  • You will be an excellent communicator and be able to demonstrate good customer relationship management skills. 
  • Experience with on-prem (e.g. VMWare) and cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure) is essential. 
  • Familiarity with data integration tools such as Apache NiFi, Kafka, and similar technologies along with a strong knowledge of data modelling, ETL processes, and data streaming is highly desirable. 

Successful candidates will require experience or aptitude for leading or contributing to bids and tenders and ideally understand project management in a commercial environment. Due to the nature of the work that Frazer-Nash Consultancy undertake, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and must be able to satisfy clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting. 

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