Technical Architect at Ministry of Defence, Corsham, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • South West England, UK
  • Jan 07, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Development of solution architecture of system Service Roadmap
Service Description document
Logical Service Design Document
Review of OEM offerings to provide solution, and assure said designs as fit for purpose
Latest start date Monday 15 March 2021
Expected contract length 6 months - Contract end date: 15 Sept 2021, extension option 2/3 months
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital MOD Corsham
Maximum day rate  
About the work
Early market engagement  
Who the specialist will work with Primarily the Military Messaging Team, incl PM, RM, TM, etc. Existing HGM team. Potentially external OEMs as it oertains to CQs around bid solutions.
What the specialist will work on Solutions Architecture and Assurance of solutions prompted by external OEMs design of a Military Messaging Solution
Work setup
Address where the work will take place Defence Digital, Building 405, Spur C2, Westwells Road, Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements Flexible, WFH available where required (subject to laptop availability). Several segments will be at Secret and Above Secret and thus on site working will be required. C19 restrictions exempted if required. General business hours.
Security clearance DV must be in place prior to starting work. Candidate must be UK Sole National.
Additional information
Additional terms and conditions T&S will be paid based on receipted actuals and in compliance with MoD Policy, no other expenses are permitted.

Suppliers must use the Authorities Purchase to Payment Tool called CP&F or be prepared to sign up to the tool.

The role is outside IR35.

The Cyber Risk Profile has been identified as Moderate reference RAR-E4WP43ZE.

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Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience
  • Must have previous experience of System interfaces - 20%
  • Must have previous experience of working with Messaging Systems, protocols and standards - 20%
  • Proven organisational skills - 10%
  • Strong analytical skills - 5%
  • Excellent communication skills - 5%
  • Must have previous experience of Global Interactivity/Boundary Protection - 10%
  • Must have knowledge of the MOD Approvals Processes - 15%
  • Must have previous experience of technical documents - RMAD, ITT, SOR - 15%
Nice-to-have skills and experience  
How suppliers will be evaluated
How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Works to system Interface methodology
  • Have experience in working within a team that covers multiple organisations
  • Be customer orientated
  • Shares knowledge, experience and expertise with other team members
  • Communicates clearly
  • HAve strong stakeholdermanagement skills
  • Be transparent and collaborative
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit



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