Solution Architect, Defence and Security clients

The role

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics and the Gulf.

Our hybrid way of working is designed to help you plan your work and your life. We want decisions about ‘where to work’ to be governed by ‘the work we need to do’ – whether that’s at client sites, offices/labs/studios, or remotely from home.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

There has never been a better time to join.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

You will provide best-fit architectural solutions for client engagements, consult on technology, assist in defining scope, and collaborate across the organisation to help our defence and security clients achieve positive business outcomes. You will be in responsible for identifying opportunities, framing thoughtful technical discussions, problem solving, and delivering ongoing value through innovative, high-quality services.

·       A track record of providing hands-on solution design, solution architectures, architecture roadmaps, prototyping, and proof-of-concepts

·       Experience documenting and explaining complex architectures to technical and business stakeholders at varying levels of detail

·       Exceptional stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence and persuade at all levels of seniority, from junior analyst to executive level

·       Capacity to quickly comprehend capabilities and advantages of emerging technologies

·       Ability to prioritise project work, internal capability work, and business development activities in a time-constrained environment

·       Understanding of formal architectural tools and methodologies, such as TOGAF, NAF, and ArchiMate

·       Experience in at least two architecture domains across application, data, business, and technology

·       Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Victoria, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Address

10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Due to the nature of some of our client work, you must possess or be eligible to possess UK security clearance. More information about security vetting can be found here.