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Systems Architect


UK Wide, UK Wide – Various, United Kingdom

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Systems Architect

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Elevate your potential with CGI, a global technology service provider and premier business consultancy recognized by Forbes Magazine as a top 100 employer. Our mission is rooted in evolution, excelling in intricate challenges. Collaborating directly with our clients, we employ innovative technologies to revolutionize, empower, safeguard, and deliver critical mission systems.

CGI was recognised in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2023 and has been named one of the Worlds Best Employers by Forbes magazine. We offer a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3.5% + 3.5% matching) which makes you a member not just an employee. We are committed to inclusivity, building a genuinely diverse community of tech talent and inspiring everyone to pursue careers in our sector, including our Armed Forces, and are proud to hold a Gold Award in recognition of our support of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. Join us and youll be part of an open, friendly community of experts. Well train and support you in taking your career wherever you want it to go.

We are looking for Senior Technical Architects for roles will be in our Space, Defence and Intelligence sector (SDI). You will be helping to win new business by architecting new solutions or delivering within existing projects, or both as we want the best inspiration from our Members.

Your future duties and responsibilities
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work across sectors within Space, Defence & Intelligence (SDI) for high profile engagements. This will likely involve collaboration with SMEs within multiple SDI sectors, and the introduction of Agile methods to customers unfamiliar with these practices.

Following the growth and expansion of projects within the Advisory, Innovation, and Operational System Sectors of SDI, we are looking to build capacity through additional Architect roles. These opportunities will allow the right person to shape compelling value propositions for new clients based on extensions to / exploitation of existing technical capabilities. Initial work will be focused on supporting new business acquisition; proposal / solution development / technical assurance.

Day to day responsibilities;

Develop and recommend solution options aligned with client requirements and business objectives;
Develop technical designs which ensure functional and non-functional requirements are met;
Drive the technical quality of proposals and delivery ensuring alignment with technical governance;
Produce effort and cost estimates for solutions;
Identify technical issues and risks and propose mitigation measures;

Required qualifications to be successful in this role
Technical Design (Essential);
Solution Estimation and Planning (Essential);
Client Engagement Skills (Essential);
Knowledge of key architecture frameworks & tooling (e.g. TOGAF, NAF, MODAF, ArchiMate);
Technical Governance / Assurance;
Proposal Development;
Complex Project Management;
Agile / Incremental Project Experience.

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following:

Experience with Information Systems, Cyber, ISR and/or C2 solutions, preferably with an awareness of Land or Air ISTAR, LETacCIS or SIntE / SInfoE;
Experience of Technical Design of Open Architectural Solutions;
Experience of the Government Digital Service design system and toolkit;
Experience in the design, implementation and acceptance of complex ICT delivery projects.

Due to the secure nature of the programme/role, you will need to hold the highest level of UK Security Clearance, or be eligible to go through National Security Vetting to obtain
this clearance.


Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees members because they are CGI shareholders and owners, and, as owners, we enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are todayone of the worlds largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where everyone belongs, and we collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGIwhere your ideas and actions make a difference.


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