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Pre-Sales Network Architect

  • Posted April 18, 2024
  • £70000 - £80000 per annum
  • Basingstoke but could be based anywhere within the South East
  • Permanent

Pre-Sales Network Architect

Salary to £80,000 + Benefits

South East based, some travel but also plenty of WFH

Must hold or be eligible for SC Clearance

This is new position for a major defence client of ours and is integral to their ongoing expansion in that area. You will be working alongside senior Delivery and Solutions professionals to tailor requirements to the end customer.

Key skills for this are as follows:

  • Cross vendor networking experience – at least a couple of Cisco, Juniper, HPE, Palo Alto etc
  • HLD
  • Architecture Overview Documentation
  • Report writing
  • Experience working on bids

We will likely have at most a 2 stage interview process for this role, which should be completed within the next 3-4 weeks at most, so if you are interested please apply and I will be in touch.

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    Director of IT Strategy and Architecture

    • Posted March 20, 2024
    • Negotiable
    • Permanent

    We are looking for a Director of Strategy and Architecture to lead the IT strategy and architecture capability for the future. Technology is a central part of driving the future success and growth of new and current service lines, further leveraging the data they hold, and looking for opportunities to integrate future technology trends ahead of their competitors, where relevant.

    Reporting to the CIO, the successful candidate will work to align the technology strategy with the business vision and identify the future direction of technology across the group. As the Director of IT Strategy and Architecture you will own the architecture roadmap, build and develop the Strategy and lead an established and high-functioning team of architects. You will continuously assess the technical strategy, direction and provide over-arching governance to enterprise architecture.

    You’ll be instrumental in designing, developing, and delivering state-of-the-art and innovative software and technical solutions, which will be achieved through coordinating analysis of future trends and requirements, assessing this data, identifying, and implementing changes to the current enterprise level architecture to capitalise on them. In addition, you’ll collaborate with stakeholders to establish the architectural vision and ensure it is aligned to the business strategy and objective.


    • Passionate advocate for continuous improvement, inspiring others to embrace change and adopt innovative approaches to problem-solving.
    • Developing digital strategies for scaling and innovation – utilising Technology as an enabler
    • Team Leadership – managing a team of highly skilled architects (30+) whose primary role is to accelerate the delivery of highly available, scalable, and secure solutions.
    • Drive the adoption of industry best practices, standards, and architectural principles
    • Implement a lean process for architecture oversight, and alignment to the reference architecture.
    • Manage the overall architecture strategy and technical direction
    • Implement a technology radar, and evaluation process to standardize our use of tools, techniques, platforms, languages and frameworks.


    • A proven track record of successfully developing and implementing technology & digital strategies that have driven scaling / business growth and innovation.
    • Proven experience of working in enterprise and technical architecture design and leadership
    • Influencing skills with experience of regular interaction and negotiation with Director-level colleagues
    • Proven track record of leadership in technology roles, preferably in a senior executive capacity, with a high level of commercial (inc. budget) accountability.
    • Up-to-date and well-maintained knowledge of the global technology landscape, including AI and emerging technology.
    • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen with the ability to interpret the technology initiatives that will support organisational goals.
    • Experience of producing high level Technology Strategy and any associated roadmaps.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to take up a highly innovative technology strategy and leadership role. The post is naturally seen as a successor role to the CIO so has real opportunity for genuine future career growth ahead of it, with a real business-drive to use future technology trends to drive their onward journey. If interested in a confidential conversation then please get in touch by sharing an up-to-date copy of your CV, along with a covering note to highlight your suitability and examples of driving innovation through technology today.

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      Linux (With HPC Pathway) - 3rd Line Engineer - PERM

      • Posted March 13, 2024
      • £45000 - £55000 per annum
      • Permanent

      Linux Engineer – 3rd Line (With HPC Pathway)

      • Location: Stevenage
      • Salary: £45,000 – £55,000
      • Type – Fully on-site (Security Purposes)
      • Clearance: Must hold an active SC OR DV Clearance.
      • Must be eligible for DV Clearance (Sole British)

      A primary technical partner of the MOD are looking to add to their High Performance Computing team. This role will be Linux Centric and suit an Engineer very comfortable with several Linux Operating Systems, Scripting and a strong customer facing skillset.

      It’ll be supporting a dynamic and extremely interesting HPC Environment with lot’s of scope for training and development.

      Responsibilities include (but are not limited too):

      • Support the dedicated High-Performance Compute elements of the solution
      • Application running and benchmarking HPC applications such as Abaqus/LS Dyna/Open Foam/Fluent/SLES Enterprise

      Your transferable skills and experience might include:

      • Linux administration
        • Such as: SuSE or RedHat – any modern Linux distribution admin experience will be considered.
      • Cluster management solutions
        • Such as: Bright Cluster manager, PXE booting, OpenHPC, Warewulf or Rocks
      • Parallel file systems administration
        • Such as: Lustre, IBM Spectrum Scale or BeeGFS.

      Beneficial technical skills:

      • Experience using ormanagingHPC clusters
        • Such as: Beowulf, OpenStack or Hadoop
      • Experience managing batch scheduling systems
        • Such as: PBS Pro, Slurm, SGE/UGE, Microsoft Scheduler
      • Experience with scientific or engineering applications
        • Such as LSDyna, Altair Hyperworks, Abaqus
      • Scripting skills
        • Primarily Bash, but any shell scripting along with Python and Perl.
      • Shared-memorymultiprocessingAPI support:
        • Such as: Intel MPI, OpenMP/MPI and MPICH.
      • Storage administration
        • Such as: DDN, NetApp, IBM or Dell EMC
      • Network administration
        • Such as: Mellanox InfiniBand mesh and Ethernet networks

      Key Accountabilities

      • Technical Capability. Works within a team as a noted expert with a wide range of systems or in-depth product knowledge without supervision helping to define and implement technical best practice.
      • Process. Contributes to the definition of operational processes, (both internal and external) and dealing with customer escalated problems.
      • Project Work. Leads technical implementation of medium to large infrastructures and technical designs including producing cost and timescale estimates and identifying risks.
      • Customer Relations. Establishes working relationships with the customer and relevant operational units, at the appropriate technical and/or management level, to understand the requirements of the customer’s business in order to deliver and enhance the service.

      If you’re interested in the above and would like to discuss and learn more, apply or reach out to [email protected]

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