Infrastructure ArchitectOur client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Our client's experienced teams make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?As they continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join the organisation. The formula for success is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining a market-leading company offers you the opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.Working here is more than just a job - as an innovative science and technology company, the organisation solves their customer's most challenging problems and many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of customers.The RoleAs an Infrastructure Architect, you'll report into the System Design Authority Lead and be responsible for the coherence and assurance of the design activity for the entirety of the OpNet Platform. The primary focus of this role is to advise and assure the OpNetdesign is conformant with vendor best practice, security enforcement, and the Defence Digital architectural patterns and guidance. SupportAct as a point of contact for infrastructure architecture and threat mitigationInteract with programme, project and engineering team leads to ensure cross team, cross technology coherence to satisfy the infrastructure requirements of the OpNet system.Support design vision creation, design decisions and design review as part of the end to end assurance process. Support to Programme and Project Stakeholder engagement and RADIO Liaise with external (MoD) stakeholders to ensure end-to-end designs are being delivered across the wider Defence landscape.Liaise with team leads across the MoD Programme and wider defence digital organisations to ensure a robust solution is delivered within Time, Cost and Performance.DesignIdentify and communicate solution intent across programme teams Support the review of all high, intermediate and low-level designs for coherence, technical content and quality.Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy.Support to the design of platform architecture elements to enable the system to function as part of the wider defence estate, during inception, transition and operations.AssureEnsuring that standards, frameworks and security postures align with overall business and technology strategies and policiesIdentify capability gaps in existing architectures and recommend changes or enhancements in line with Agile and continuous improvement methods.Skills & ExperienceArchitecture and development of secure Hardware and Software solutions with successful delivery on complex, large scale programmes utilising emerging technologies where possible. Strong Infrastructure Engineering background with experience working with an Engineering team to ensure compliance.Proven demonstrable experience operating both as an Infrastructure Engineer and Infrastructure ArchitectWriting technical requirements and producing detailed solution architectures.Designing and implementing secure infrastructure solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions.Consulting and engineering in the development and design of infrastructure best practices and implementation of solid security principles across the project to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.Rationalising network designs & their alignment against architectural best practice.