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Senior Solutions Architect


A DV (Developed Vetting) Cleared Solution Architect is required for a 6 month contract within a large MOD organisation based in Wiltshire.

Due to the nature of the role and environment, it is essential to have current and valid DV Clearance, held by the MOD or a supplier into the organisation.

The primary responsibility will be to assist the delivery of a viable, management and fit-for-purpose solution that meets the needs of the client and is capable of being effectively managed in service. The Solution Lead will be the solution owner for the full life cycle of a solution from feasibility to delivery. This will ensure the solution has continuity from an architectural and design perspective. The Solution Lead is to be responsible for driving the architectural direction of all tasks allocated to them by a Programme or Principal Architect throughout the delivery life cycle of the task.

Key Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the creation and implementation of end-to-end solution/technical design, ensuring alignment with the strategic technical architecture.
* Responsible for ensuring the solution/design process is adhered to during all phases of project delivery.
* Provide solution and technical SME input to appropriate levels to supplement internal skills (eg when new technologies are being investigated).
* Provide an escalation point for design related issues within projects.
* Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy.
* Identify, communicate and manage Information Assurance risks.
* Design security architecture elements to mitigate risks in liaison with Solution Leads.
* Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements.
* Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.
* Definition of security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies.
Essential Skills:

* Good communication skills with diverse audiences – strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
* Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects.
* The ability to be the security subject matter expert who can explain technical topics to those without a technical background.
* Strong Security Engineering background with experience working with an Engineering team to ensure compliance.
* Experience of integrating audit data with SIEM systems (eg Splunk ES, Huntsman)
* Knowledge of JSP 440, SPF, HMG InfoSec Standards 1 & 2 and other NTA Security Standards.

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