Command and Control Solution Architect - Bedfordshire

Ref: 1666 Date Posted: Friday 13 May 2022
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Command and Control Solution Architect
Location:                 Bedfordshire – With home working options
Salary:                      £60,000 to £85,000 (dependant on experience) + pension, 4 day week
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Command and Control (C2) Solution Architect who will take responsibility for specifying, developing, and delivering the overall architecture of the C2 aspects of the GBAD solution in conjunction with other SMEs and Technical leaders.
Due to growth, we need critical subject matter experts to underpin these developing business streams, in order to design, integrate and deliver real systems. As the successful applicant, you will operate at the core of this expanding team driving technical direction and developing junior staff.
As the Command and Control (C2) Solution Architect, you will act as the subject matter expert and technical authority for all aspects of C2 design and integration, reporting to the Chief Engineer. You will be part of the Systems Engineering team and be responsible for providing consultation and leading the development of solution architectures, providing company representation, and mentoring for all C2-related engineering matters.

You will have specific and substantial experience in specifying, developing, and delivering Command & Control systems ideally for use in the Land Battlespace. Experience should include mission analysis, requirements development, system design, modelling and simulation, integration, verification test, acceptance, and certification for both hardware and software aspects of C2 systems.
Specifically, you will:
  • Undertake technical trade studies on C2 technology options.
  • Work with potential C2 System suppliers to understand the benefits, performance, and growth paths for their product
  • Understand the impact of the C2 systems on overall system behaviour and performance
  • Understand the impact of the C2 systems on different solution architectures.
  • Technically review and challenge C2 suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.
  • Maintain currency on C2 systems developments and relevant standards
  • Understand nuances of communications system limitations and behaviours at system level.
  • Understand and develop at sub-system level, requirements, and interface definition for any C2 interfaces.
  • Represent the Company at industry and customer events
Command and Control Solution Architect skills and experience
  • Experience of designing, integrating and/or procuring Command & Control systems
  • Must have defence industry experience
  • Experience of relevant communications mechanisms necessary to deliver the Command & Control mission, including ideally Tactical datalinks
  • Experience of sensors being used to deliver Command & Control capabilities
  • Experience of working with End User to understand their Missions, Roles, and Objectives
  • Experience of systems engineering lifecycle through the life of a large-scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using IBM Rational Rhapsody or similar
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