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Solution Architect, Strategic Programmes


Source: uWorkin


Primary Role Purpose:

The Solutions Architect (SA) is a professional engineering role within the Global Government (G2) engineering team responsible for the design and development of specific elements of the control and ground segments of future military & commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) platforms. They will act as high-level decision makers in the process, determining everything from design choices to technical standards, in response to internal and customer-driven requirements. These engineering activities support G2 engineering consultancy opportunities as well as commercial proposals, bids or tender responses for the Strategic Programmes arm of G2.

The SA is a self-sufficient and motivated engineering professional with extensive defence/ SATCOM solutions design experience who is expected to oversee all requirements and dependencies of tasks allocated to them.

The SA is required to develop solutions to meet specific G2 customer requirements utilising either existing or newly developed hardware, product configurations and / or services, and must collaborate with functional teams outside of G2 as needed to bring the developed solution into operation.

The SA is required to develop written engineering content for inclusion into commercial and strategic RFI / RFT responses, proposals or quotations.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract role based in Sydney, with potential extension or transition to permanent role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of complex solutions architecture for G2 strategic programmes and bids.
  • Develop a suite of technical documentation including software requirements / technical specifications and design review material to support programme execution.
  • Work closely with the Solution Director and provide guidance and leadership to third party subcontractors.
  • Working with Customer and Supplier technical representatives and creating optimum ways of working to maximize productivity and cost savings.
  • Lead / chair technical meetings and design reviews with Customer technical representatives.
  • Facilitating planning, tracking and scheduling development related deliverables.
  • Locating and directing resolutions for critical issues related to hardware and software interface.
  • Assessing software and system issues to find solutions to them as per requirements.
  • Developing working relationships with software and systems engineers both within G2 and wider Inmarsat business units.
  • Implementing structured testing strategies commensurate with the planned technology readiness level of the final product.
  • Provision of training and technical presentations.
  • Bid Team Size – 5-10 people.
  • Allocated Management Budget – up to $3M eventual contract value $250M+.
  • Primary Customers – Australian Defence Force