Job ID 309998
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The Technical Architect role is responsible for creating technical architecture designs for corporate and customer solutions that will be implemented either on-premises, in corporate data centres, or on public cloud platforms.
Communication and collaboration are paramount to this role, the Technical Architect will be working closely with internal stakeholders on a continuous basis, understanding their needs, and designing solutions to complex problems, either as new opportunities or ongoing technical refresh of existing solutions.
The role is a combination of technical design and guidance with hands-on implementation. As NEC business units transition to agile and DevOps based software development and delivery models the technical architect role is increasingly required to embed within multidisciplinary teams to deliver effective outcomes.
The successful candidate will join the central architecture team that comprises enterprise, security, technical and solution architecture disciplines.
Responsibilities will include:
Produce technical architecture designs meeting business requirements within the overarching architecture framework.
Participate in the technical architecture design peer review process to ensure the high quality of all designs produced by the wider central architecture team.
Present technical architecture designs to the technical assurance board and support the technical assurance process based on specialist knowledge and experience.
Support the implementation of technical architecture designs, provide knowledge transfer to support teams and hands-on support where necessary.
Undertake evaluation of architecture and design options making recommendations to stakeholders that ensure functional and non-functional requirements are met.
Support the technology roadmap process undertaking and presenting investigations related to new and existing technologies enabling controlled introduction of technology adoption.
Undertake continuous learning to maintain knowledge of the key technologies in use by NEC, emerging technology trends, and industry standards to support business innovation through intelligent use of IT.
Proven experience producing technical architecture designs within a small to medium enterprise environment.
Proven understanding of non-functional requirements and their impact on technical architecture design.
Demonstrates a good working knowledge of end user, compute, networking, storage technologies, including desktop and server virtualisation technologies, network switches and firewalls, perimeter boundary protection, and SANs.
Demonstrates strong awareness of security ensuring that technical designs provide sufficient protection for workloads.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating a variety of influencing styles to enable effective completion of tasks both individually and within groups.
Ability to manage concurrent projects employing effective time management skills.
Desire to undertake self-learning to ensure awareness of emerging technologies and potential security threats.
Experience designing and implementing solutions deployed to a multi-tenanted community cloud platform.
Experience designing and implementing solutions deployed to public cloud platforms.
Experience designing and delivering solutions within the UK Government domain.
Familiarity with compliance & security standards across the enterprise IT landscape such as ISO 27001 and NCSC Cyber Essentials.
Familiarity with ITIL service management principles & tools, and their use in an enterprise environment.
Experience of a subset of the core NEC technologies:
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, Linux.
Server Virtualisation: VMware vSphere, Oracle OVM for x86 or Oracle OVM for Sparc.
Networking: Cisco Switches, Cisco Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls.
Storage: NetApp SANs.
Backup: Dell IDPA, HP Data Protector.
Public Cloud Platforms: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Oracle OCI.
We are proud of the benefits we offer employees of NEC Software Solutions
Private Medical Cover funded by NEC for Employees (with the option to add family members at an additional cost)
25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell
4 x basic salary life assurance cover funded by NEC (with the option to increase cover at an additional cost)
A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions up to a maximum of 8.5%
A fantastic selection of flexible benefits to suit your individual needs
We are an employer who cares, we have an invaluable employee assistance programme which can help in every area of your life
All colleagues get free access to LinkedIn Learning. Over 15000 courses covering a huge breadth of subjects. Learn about what you like, when you like, how you like.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.
All offers are subject to satisfactory security vetting and reference checks. As standard, all roles undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check. As a provider of services to the UK Government, where necessary NEC adheres to HMG’s personnel security and vetting policy requiring that minimum personnel security controls are checked as specified in the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). Some roles may require national security vetting clearance at the Security Check (SC) level and Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 3.
Where applicable local (non-UK) security checks and vetting schemes will be used to provide sufficient personnel security controls.
This position requires you to either currently have national security vetting clearance at the Security Check (SC) level or higher, or the ability to gain Enhanced Security Clearance in addition to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard.
NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities