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Senior System Architect, Aero Service Design

Job Title: Senior System Architect, Aero Service Design
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London,United Kingdom
Salary: Excellent Basic + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 1000893
Contact Name: Greg Webb
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

job description

Our clients Aviation Business Unit is looking for a Senior Systems Architect to join the team responsible for the analysis, design, development and delivery of our Aircraft Management Platforms (AMPs). This will include completing the rollout of currently scoped developments as well as future functionality and enhancements to the existing AMPs. This is a wide ranging technical role that will require the successful candidate to play an analyst and integration role in activities including design and development support, system integration, acceptance testing, service introduction, and hand-off to operations. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and be capable of completing complex tasks with minimum supervision and have the confidence and ability to promote improvements and introduce new technologies. The ABU is currently going through significant growth and this role will evolve to reflect the changing business needs.

The role will require co-ordination with a wide range of other project teams both within and external to Inmarsat. The successful candidate will be required to represent Inmarsat as the technical expert in meetings with vendors and must be capable of dealing confidently with experts in similar and different disciplines. The role may require travel to various sites around the world.
Key Responsibilities:
• Systems Architect for specification, design and integration of a Service Delivery Platform
• Lead the technical and architectural aspects of our software based products to ensure consistency, quality and architectural integrity,
• Must be able to do hands-on design and implementation of key technical components, frameworks, interfaces and services.
• Develop requirements for future enhancement of the clients ABU AMPs in order to deliver new services, or optimise existing systems and oversee system
• Lead design and test and reviews, including review of detailed functional specifications,
• Develop test procedures in support of test campaigns and performance evaluation exercises,
• Create and maintain technical documentation to ensure efficient planning and execution
• Manage, document and transition AMPs features to Operations and other business users,
• Work closely with other teams within Development and Engineering, as well as Operations to ensure successful handover of new systems into service.
• Work with vendors and internal stakeholders to define and design new services and features to improve performance or meet new service requirements.
• Review existing software and infrastructure and to areas for improvement in areas of scalability, quality, performance, security maintainability and architectural integrity.

Key Knowledge and Skills:
• University degree level or equivalent in Computing Science, Engineering or related technical discipline
• Proven relevant practical experience in systems analysis, design, testing and verification, data communication with a focus on monitoring and data collection.
• Significant experience in large scale Telecoms operations environment as architect or lead DevOps ideally over five years relevant experience.
• Significant hands-on experience with network .
• Significant experience of Shell scripting (Perl, Python and Bash)
• Knowledge of modern web development technologies: Ruby for Rails, web services (REST), databases, Open Source environments, continuous integration, and automated testing
• Deep understanding of network protocols and services such as Radius/Diameter, DNS, QoS, Marking, TCP/UDP and routing protocols
• Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment, able to balance multiple projects and tasks, complete them successfully, and within timelines
• Ability to do-it-all (build systems from scratch)
• Able to translate between business requirements and the needs of the technical community in the form of Requirements specifications, architecture specifications and technical designs
• Deep understanding of modern rapid and agile development methodologies and test-driven, iterative development practices
• Experience with OSS systems.
• Strong interpersonal skill and oral and written communication skills
• Agile and open to change
• Willingness and commitment to travel
• Previous experience in the aviation industry is beneficial

Client Qualities:

Efficiency: Efficiency is about maximising benefit and profit, while minimising effort and expenditure. Managed correctly, it reduces costs, waste, and duplication and enables the delivery of quality products and services to our customers.

Customer Excellence: Customer Excellence applies to both our external and internal customers. It is about having a market orientated approach that enables the business to deliver what the customer wants. It is about organising activities, and making decisions that are based around information about customers’ needs, rather than what we think is right for them customer. It requires the development of long-term, collaborative and trusting relationships that combines customer needs with the clients expertise.

Enterprise Spirit: Enterprise Spirit is about being agile and responding effectively to business opportunities within a changing environment. It’s about being self-motivated, resourceful, focused on output and making things happen. People with Enterprise Spirit are positive, enthusiastic, dedicated and not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Open Communications: Open Communication is about treating one another with respect and delivering appropriate, clear and focused messages. It is about fostering collaborative relationships, whilst maintaining individual accountability. It allows the best ideas to surface from anywhere within the organisation from those who have a genuine contribution to make. It cultivates an open environment that facilitates informed decisions, understanding and trust.