Solution Architect

Job Detail

  • Job ID 48555

Job Description

About the job

At BAE Systems Australia

  • Do interesting work that MATTERS
  • ENJOY what you do
  • GROW your career
  • Be YOU

We work in a thriving sector – one that puts us at the forefront of exciting and meaningful work. Every day we push boundaries to produce some of the world’s most innovative and ground breaking technology. Individually we all contribute to our success. Collectively we make the impossible possible.

Recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance that help keep Australia safe, it is our shared passion that shapes our culture, and our people that make it a great place to work.


As Solution Architect you will be responsible for proactively leading and supporting Enterprise Services Strategy and Architecture activities, guiding the development and management of a portfolio of solutions within this line of business.

Define our architecture blueprint and roadmap, develop end-to-end solution architectures for initiatives, evaluate options, and provide guidance to engineering squads. The role will also support innovation by monitoring emerging technologies/methods and championing those that will add value.

We are flexible with the location as this role can be performed from our Melbourne or Sydney or Adelaide offices.

Partnering with business stakeholders to understand business demands and drivers, elaborating these, assessing the impacts and implications for our existing technology portfolio and programs of work, and shaping a response. Collaborating with business analysts and engineers to develop solution options, make decisions, and maintaining key Architecture artefacts, e.g. Architecture / Solution Overview.

More specifically, you will be

  • Developing solution architecture for the project portfolio aligned to architecture principles
  • Developing and maintaining a target state for Enterprise Services technology landscape and a roadmap to get there, considering organisational challenges and imperatives
  • Partnering with other architects, analysts, engineers, and subject matter experts to ensure that the target state architecture is clearly communicated and understood and aligns with both business and technology strategic intents. This extends to ensuring projects align to the target state architecture
  • Presenting big picture or detailed architecture views and artefacts to a variety of stakeholders across business and technology teams
  • Building relationships with key business and technology stakeholders and setting direction together
  • Developing and maintaining patterns relevant to the technology solution
  • Actively contribute to architecture practice framework including guardrails

About YOU

  • Demonstrated 6-8 yrs of solution architecture experience on major programs in complex organisation
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with ERP Systems and in particular with a focus on Manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Application development leveraging cloud-native technologies, ideally Azure IaaS/PaaS
  • Experience in distributed (micro) service-oriented architecture, as well as refactoring monoliths into modular services.
  • Experience in the architecture and design of event-driven systems, different methods of service and system integration (APIs, streams, etc), and related concerns such as orchestration
  • Experience architecting digital platforms for customers and employees, including UI and UX considerations
  • Experience working in a relevant industry is helpful, but not required
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps
  • Proven skill in consulting, communicating, and influencing

We believe in hiring for potential, we know that some candidates hesitate if they don’t tick all the boxes. If this role interests you, but you don’t meet all the criteria, we still encourage you to apply.

About US

You will be joining a workplace that truly cares about your wellbeing.

Our people are diverse and we value the variety of perspectives this brings, we know that a culture that is inclusive and fosters a sense of belonging is a place we can all make the most of our unique talents and be our best.

As Australia’s largest defence company in a rapidly growing sector, you will be connected into a global team and encouraged to explore where your career might take you whether that is a traditional career path or squiggly one, there are infinite possibilities for you at BAE Systems Australia.

We welcome applicants from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience; and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all positions.

We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180.

As a member of the Circle Back Initiative we commit to respond to every applicant

To learn more about our competitive employee benefits, flexibility, other employment opportunities and what to expect from our recruitment process please visit:


As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and either possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearances.

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