Job ID 338078
Are you an Authentication Web Services Architect looking for a new challenge?
The primary responsibility is to deliver a viable, fit-for-purpose solution that meets the needs of the client and is capable of being effectively managed in service. You will manage the full lifecycle of a solution from feasibility to delivery. This will ensure the solution has continuity from an architectural and design perspective.
You will be responsible for driving the architectural direction of all tasks allocated to them by a Programme or Principal Architect throughout the delivery lifecycle of the task.
You also will be involved in performing Technical Assurance Reviews to ensure that the technical deliverables pertinent to the lifecycle phase are of sufficient quality and that they are "fit for purpose" to deliver the goals of the task and to proceed through the associated phase gate.
What you will be doing:
Responsible for the creation and implementation of end-to-end solution/technical design and ensuring alignment with the strategic technical architecture
Responsible for the ensure the solution/design process is adhered to by all SMEs
Responsible for leading technical SMEs to ensure: a fully collaborative approach to design is guaranteed
all areas of concern contribute to the design process from the earliest point
Preparation of artefacts required as part of the architectural toolkit to ensure design governance has appropriate artefacts to be successful (with appropriate collaboration with other SMEs and overseen by SLC Architecture)
The solution adheres to the principles defined within the Target Enterprise Architecture. The solution meets architectural goals that include usability, performance, security, reliability, maintainability, reuse, supportability and compatibility. In addition, ensuring that the design meets the client's requirementsWhat you will bring:
Design / Implementation of web service infrastructure, with a focus on proxy & authentication/authorisation
Working with web applications & web app designers to integrate federated authentication
Identity federation – OpenID
Reverse & Forward Proxies including Apache/Squid
Thorough knowledge of PKI/X509 certs including CRLs, OCSP and use for client authentication
Experience of integration with audit systems (e.g. Splunk)
General Linux design and system administration skills
Implementation of private and hybrid cloud technologies based on the VMware platform and automation platforms such as vRealize
IT Security Solutions (Policy Based, Physical, Environment Hardening & Software) & Provisioning and Implementation)It would be great if you had:
Identity federation – SAML
Keycloak – Microsoft AD Federation Services
Good understanding of Microsoft Infrastructure covering Windows Server 2012 / 2016 administration, Active Directory design
Linux-based OS Administration
Windows Client OS Windows 7 – Windows 10
Very good communication and writing skills
Passionate about technology
A good understanding of, and competent working within, architectural frameworks such as TOGAF / MODAFIf you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what we're looking for, please do apply, we'd love to hear from you! Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Salisbury OR Portsmouth – hybrid working
Security Clearance Level: Must be eligible for Security Clearance and DV clearance
Internal Recruiter: Lee
Salary: £65,000 to £75,000
Benefits: £5,400, 25 days annual leave with the option to buy additional days, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fund Although this role is advertised as full-time, we believe that flexibility at work can promote work/life balance, increase your motivation, reduce stress and improve performance and productivity. We support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if you're interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible. Loved reading about this job and want to know more about our company? Sopra Steria's Aerospace, Defence and Security business designs, develops and deploys digital solutions to Central Government clients. The work we do makes a real difference to the client's goal of National Security, and we operate in a unique and privileged environment. We are given time for professional development activities, and we coach and mentor our colleagues, sharing knowledge and learning from each other. We foster a culture in which employees feel valued and supported and have pride in their work for the customer, delivering outstanding rates of customer satisfaction in the UK's most complex safety- and security-critical markets. Our technical specialists deploy systems running many of the major operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and multiple Linux distros. We also provide Messaging and Collaboration systems and support, Application packaging and deployment, along with supporting Infrastructure and Cloud services and support. Our time can be split between our services and project work, so we have the chance to be multi-disciplined and access to a range of technologies.
We embrace difference as a source of creativity, innovation and competitive advantage and are striving to become a more diverse organisation. We welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds and identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We have partnered with Vercida , the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site, where all our vacancies are available in an accessible format.
If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when completing your application. We participate in the Disability Confident scheme and are committed to offering an interview to any candidate with a disability, who meets the minimum criteria for the role. If you believe this could apply to you, please let us know when completing your application