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Network Architect

Cheddar, Somerset
2 Aug 2022

Job Description

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Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,200 people in the UK.  BDUK is currently responsible for delivering new capabilities to a variety of Defence customers, and as a result an exciting opportunity has become available to join the BDUK Architecture Team as a Network Architect based in Bristol, UK.

We are looking for Network Architect to join our team to help support a range of programmes to develop new capabilities for our customers.  You will need to be able to demonstrate deep understanding and experience working on programmes in the Defence or similar environments

Position Description:

    To provide the Network Architecture focal for the Boeing Defence UK customer projects and programmes
    To provide Network Architecture design authority and governance for the Boeing Defence customer projects and programmes


    Definition, implementation, and execution of the processes for the definition, maintenance, and conformance management of programme network Architecture.
    Update and maintenance of the key programme Architecture deliverables.
    Establishment and maintenance of contacts within business units and information system programs to understand business activities and business drivers, business requirements, solutions strategies and alternatives, etc., being considered and/or implemented.
    Architectural leadership in the resolutions of inter-program and inter-project issues.
    Ongoing publicity and communication of the Network Architecture both within the information community, and the business units.
    Ongoing research and assessment of new analysis approaches for potential use within key programmes
    Communicating with business and technology leaders, both within and outside the organization
    Understanding the business needs for solutions
    Influencing the organization to accomplish goals and needs through architecture activities
    Being viewed as the trusted advisor to the organization
    Building an effective architecture organization
    Understanding developers needs in parallel with business needs
    Demonstrating abilities to derive, define, and explicitly represent various artifacts within The Enterprise Framework.
    Understanding the meanings and relationships between various models.
    Developing and maintaining project level and Enterprise level model consistency and integration

Education and Experience

    A proven track record of delivering highly complex network architecture designs and project artifacts within the UK Defence environment.
    Extensive experience in the application and exploitation of Cyber technologies in the Defence domain.
    Broad experience across IT systems and products, including both legacy and modern digital technologies & communication protocols.
    Experienced in CISCO SAFE, SASE and Zero Trust  models
    Experience in applying consultancy approaches and techniques
    Experience of business case development and investment appraisal
    Experience of a range of delivery methods (waterfall, agile, DevOps, etc)
    Experience of legacy estate rationalisation
    Experience of working with external suppliers in a highly commercial environment

Important information regarding this requisition:

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security Clearance for which the UK Government requires UK residency. The successful candidate will hold, or have the ability to obtain, Security Clearance (SC).

All information will be checked and verified.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 675646281-2
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Boeing
  • Location: Cheddar, Somerset
  • Salary: On Application