Digital Technical Architect at Ministry of Defence, Bristol/Remote, 12 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Hybrid (Bristol, UK)
  • Jun 10, 2024
6 Months or more Management

Contract Description



Digital Technical Architect (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 12 Months

Contracting Authority: MoD – Submarine Delivery Agency

Location: Abbey Wood, Bristol – Hybrid

To provide technical ability towards the development and implementation of the SDA (Submarine Delivery Agency) Business Management System (BMS); working collaboratively with stakeholders across the agency, on the development, maintenance & continual improvement of robust, consistent & inter-related processes to meet the needs & expectations of SDA’s interested parties with maximum clarity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

As a Technical Architect your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Primary architectural contact for the SDA Business Management system  
  • Working collaboratively with the Op Model workstream, Business Process Owners, BMS team, and associated stakeholders for the definition, deployment, maintenance of the Business Process Framework and its underlying processes held within the central BMS 
  • Integrating the principles and requirements outlined in the ISO 9001 standard into the organisational framework
  • Establishing processes, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with ISO 9001 's quality management system standards
  • Interface with the business sponsor and all other stakeholders 
  • Ensure the solution continues to meet project requirements and is aligned to the direction of the agency/Op Model 
  • Provide ownership of technical solutions, as well as options, with documented impacts and benefits 
  • Review and improve the infrastructure hardware and software requirements 
  • Collaborate with the project manager to develop detailed project plans 
  • Continue to define system requirements, based on the business needs balanced against other constraints such as cost and timing. Ensuring that this set of high-level requirements is consistent, complete, correct and defined through the operating model 
  • Support in converting requirements into a further level of detail for solution proposals and later implementation – Development of system 
  • Interpret and map evolving business requirements to solution functionalities 
  • Understand software, hardware, and interactions across MoD to understand interdependencies and alignment



  • SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks
  • Experience in ISO 9001
  • Proven experience delivering and developing strategic system architecture plans
  • Practical experience in implementing architectural solutions within systems that meet the criteria of ISO 9001 certification
  • Experience with and understanding of the development, deployment and through life management of architecture systems and Change Management tools, preferably APQC BPF
  • Demonstrable knowledge of AS/EN9100 / ISO 9001 and IAQG SLA Frameworks and experience of Quality Management Systems/process approach
  • Experience in system creation and development 
  • Understanding of information processing and fundamentals/best practices 
  • Analytical, troubleshooting, and conceptual ability
  • Experience supplying guidance and leadership to system users/developers/team
  • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships across the agency, and wider enterprise
  • Capable of communicating technical concepts and details in a way that is understandable to a non-technical audience 
  • Strategic planning experience
  • An effective communicator with experience in MS applications/tools
  • Good business negotiation skills, influence, conflict resolution, and problem solver