Senior Systems Architect

Ref No. BHN529616
Salary £40,000 - £50,000/annum
Location Gloucester, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Reporting directly to the Services and Solution manager, the Senior Systems Architect role will be responsible for researching, defining and implementing all aspects of IS systems required to support Local/Global projects.


IS Systems

The Job

Reporting directly to the Services and Solution manager, the Senior Systems Architect role will be responsible for researching, defining and implementing all aspects of IS systems required to support Local/Global projects or new digital initiatives as assigned to support UK & Asia sites.

This person will provide support for servers, middleware and databases, they will work with other IS groups to industrialize proven technology which includes, building servers, installing applications or provisioning in the cloud to meet the business needs or project specific deliverables.

The incumbent will act as the IS technical resource for related projects as assigned by IS Management.

Lead IS Technical Projects

Responsible for defining the plan to implement new infrastructure to support a new or existing technology.

Responsible for creating the infrastructure design proposals and presenting these proposals to the Chief Information Security Officer and the Local/Global Chief Architects to gain approval.

Preparing presentations around project proposals & feasibilities and provide IS project status updates to the PMO and IS Management.

Build Server Infrastructure:

Building physical rack servers.

Installing, configuring, maintaining and monitoring Windows Enterprise servers

Creating VMWare servers including build of OS and services for Windows and Linux.

Implementing/Configuring/Managing Enterprise storage and backup solutions.

Ensuring compliance to all security regulations or standards during builds


Act as L3 and in some cases L2 support for IS infrastructure/Systems/Platforms

Diagnosing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and providing resolution to complex problems of servers, middleware and database systems, recommending improvements to avoid re-occurrence of the same problem.

Contribute to the maintenance and administration of data centre hardware performing changes, support and decommissioning of local physical and VM servers when requested.

Support administration of Unix/Linux systems.

Developing scripts to automate repetitive daily administrations tasks and customized scripts for resolving incidents and problems to prevent recurrence

Participating in the "On-Call" rotation with other IS personnel. The Senior Systems Architect will be technical lead on projects assigned to them within the UK and Asia region. Driving standards and engagement in line with Standards and working with global sites as required.

Candidate skills & requirements Required:

Strong experience and skills in cross-functional project and programme management.

Rigour and attention to detail.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a proven capability to influence and challenge peers & leadership. Able to engage effectively at all levels within the organisation.

Resilient and able to manage ambiguity and complexity.

Stakeholder management & ability to challenge (both to our team, and the wider teams we work with).

The ability to manage and negotiate with required internal and external organizations.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Experience in various IT/IS disciplines, technologies, and platforms (Infrastructure, databases and mobility).

Working knowledge of VMWare, NetApp, Citrix, and various Windows Server Operating systems and Linux

Database skills specifically Oracle and SQL Server

Experience with Monitoring tool solutions

Technical Writing Skills. (Specifically related to IS projects)


Ability to concurrently project manage a diverse list of items.

Able to collect and translate business requirements.

Flexibility, ability to change focus and adopt to changing corporate priorities.

Time Management skills.


ITIL Foundations, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or similar.

Skill in Microsoft Office product suite, including PowerPoint, Excel & Word.

Knowledge of aerospace business.

Application of structured transformation / change / project ways of working in fluid / fast changing situations (i.e. not just program managing somewhere that is already very structured).

Knowledge of French Language is a plus


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