Solution Architect

April 17, 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Solution Architect

Location: Glasgow, Bristol or Portsmouth – we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: 65,000 dependent upon experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Defining the solution architecture and design for the project to meet business and system requirements, within the project constraints of cost and timescale, and the agreed architectural and technical framework
  • Providing Project Technical Authority leadership of the IM&T solution and associated development team, ensuring that the solution architecture and design is as required and is communicated effectively
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity of the solution implementation through overseeing the solution development process, and production of development work products
  • Capturing the as-is and to-be application, data and technology architectures for the assigned projects
  • Working effectively with the Project Managers to support the development of the project plan, through assisting with the compilation, reviewing estimates and schedules, and identifying risks and approach to reviews
  • Engaging with customers, stakeholders and suppliers to develop system requirements and solution design
  • Supporting the development of the technology standards and roadmaps across the workplace portfolios

Your skills and experiences:


  • Proven knowledge and experience of working within architecture frameworks e.g., TOGAF
  • Understanding of IM&T / software development lifecycle (including methodologies e.g., Agile) and associated reviews, policies, standards, and governance processes


  • Information Systems/Engineering diploma / degree or equivalent
  • Proven experience in the design, development, and deployment of major IM&T applications and how those applications can support the business processes
  • Technical knowledge of a range of IM&T business systems from Computer Aided Design (CAD), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) through design, engineering, procurement to supplier management and manufacture


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Enterprise Architecture Team:

As a Solution Architect, you will be responsible for the design and implementation of solutions across the Naval Ships environment and be accountable for governing architecture, driving adoption of standards and managing the long-term health of the IT estate.

You will join a passionate and highly motivated workforce and a business that offers truly flexible working arrangements that supports a healthy work life balance.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems 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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 1st April 2024, interviews to be expected W/C 8th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.