Solution Architect - Military Messaging

Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital MOD Corsham, Westwells Road, Corsham, UK, SN13 9NR
GBP 700-850 Per DayOutside IR35 Contract, Full TimeApplications Closed

We are looking for a Solution Architect with experience in Military Messaging to support the Ministry of Defence with delivering the following:

  • Development of Solution Architecture of System Service Roadmap
  • Service Description document
  • Logical Service Design Document
  • Review of OEM offerings to provide solution, and assure said designs as fit for purpose

Expected contract length:

6 months - Contract end date: 15 Sept 2021, extension option 2/3 months

Who the specialist will work with:

Primarily the Military Messaging Team, incl PM, RM, TM, etc. Existing HGM team. Potentially external OEMs as it pertains to CQs around bid solutions.

What the specialist will work on:

Solutions Architecture and Assurance of solutions prompted by external OEMs design of a Military Messaging Solution

Working arrangements:

Flexible, WFH available where required (subject to laptop availability). Several segments will be at Secret and Above Secret and thus on site working will be required. C19 restrictions exempted if required. General business hours.

Security clearance:

DV must be in place prior to starting work. Candidate must be UK Sole National.

Additional terms and conditions:

The Cyber Risk Profile has been identified as Moderate reference RAR-E4WP43ZE.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must have previous experience of System interfaces - 20%
  • Must have previous experience of working with Messaging Systems, protocols and standards - 20%
  • Proven organisational skills - 10%
  • Strong analytical skills - 5%
  • Excellent communication skills - 5%
  • Must have previous experience of Global Interactivity/Boundary Protection - 10%
  • Must have knowledge of the MOD Approvals Processes - 15%
  • Must have previous experience of technical documents - RMAD, ITT, SOR - 15%

Cultural fit criteria:

  • Works to system Interface methodology
  • Have experience in working within a team that covers multiple organisations
  • Be customer orientated
  • Shares knowledge, experience and expertise with other team members
  • Communicates clearly
  • Have strong stakeholder management skills
  • Be transparent and collaborative

Additional assessment methods:


Evaluation weighting:

Technical competence 45%

Cultural fit 15%

Price 40%

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