KBR Integration Architect in ENG, United Kingdom

Title: Integration Architect

Location: GB-ENG-London

Job Number: 1061786

Location:

London, with frequent trips to Leatherhead and the rest of England and Wales

Qualifications:

Essential:

Hold, have held, or eligible to apply for UK based security clearance – ideally NPPV2 or 3.

Hold an undergraduate degree – ideally in computer science, maths, or engineering.

Desirable:

Chartered Engineer

Have, or working towards, a qualification in technical architecture, e.g. MCSE in Cloud Platform & Infrastructure or similar.

Other technical qualifications / training, e.g. in specific cloud services, systems design, etc.

Security certification, e.g. CISSP, CISMP, etc.

Experience and Skills:

Essential:

Experience of enterprise integration in the public sector

– ideally within law enforcement.

Knowledge and experience of exploiting continuous development, test and deployment solutions to compose and orchestrate service and micro-service based solutions in a secure mobile environment

Experience and knowledge of continuous analysis of need and outcomes to enable orchestration of service and micro-service based solutions

Knowledge of market offerings in DevOps and automated test solutions and demonstrable ability to advise on appropriate solutions for different markets and constraints

Ability to design and justify technical architectures based upon services and micro-services to deliver solutions capable of managing change in operating environment and client need

Knowledge of technical services and their maturity across supplier marketplace.

Creates real and measurable business results as evidenced by operational solutions.

Depth of experience in integration technology and cloud services.

Able to configure cloud integration services, e.g. service bus, logic apps, gateways

Proven delivery of solutions that integrate mobile / remote / local networks and apps.

Able to lead architecture design sessions on integration in complex environments.

Experience, as part of an agile team, in the delivery of rapid technical feasibility studies.

Able to balance technical vision with business drivers and ‘brownfield’ constraints.

At least three years’ experience as an architect / lead designer of integration solutions.

Proven ability to collaborate with team members and a wide range of people.

Demonstrates good organisational skills giving the ability to deliver to timeframes and estimates.

Demonstrates good written, oral, comprehension and presentational skills.

Desirable:

Knowledge of forensics technology – biometric and/or digital.

Knowledge of law enforcement and data protection regulations.

Experience of delivery with agile methods, such as SCRUM, and a DevOps environment.

Exposure to complex data environments, e.g. within law enforcement / intelligence.

Experience of integration with case management and/or business process management systems.

Understanding of information security constraints and best practice.

Ability to code – ideally in .NET (C# or VB) and JavaScript (including Node.js).

Implementation of common data models and data migration required.

Breadth of knowledge on technical architectures – from micro services to containers.

Core Responsibilities and Duties

General:

The Transforming Forensics programme will change how biometric (fingerprint, DNA, etc.) and digital forensics is delivered in England and Wales. The Integration Architect will enable the sharing of biometric and digital data between forces within a hybrid cloud based shared service environment. Integration must deal with the constraints of a diverse and volatile brownfield environment. This includes evolving national databases, new mobile networks and devices (used at the scene of crime), and local force / bureau applications and case / crime systems. A variety of integration techniques and technologies, as well as insight into police technology, will be required.

The Integration Architect will work as part of a small technical implementation team, within larger projects, to achieve technical and business change. All work will be carried out in collaboration with police and forensic service business and technical stakeholders. It is essential the team is ‘police led’. It should accommodate their business needs, and account for local technical constraints, whilst still driving through the transformational vision.

The core activities of the role are:

Lead the design of the integration components for shared forensic services across forces: from scene of crime through to reporting to CPS.

Manage the implementation of integration services to join cloud infrastructure and services with remote devices, forensic applications, and police crime systems, across England and Wales.

Work closely with police and Home Office network engineers and systems architects to understand and overcome their constraints and challenges.

Apply in-depth knowledge of integration technologies and techniques to ensure best practice / use of proven patterns in the configuration of connectors, logic apps, service bus, API calls, etc.

The Integration Architect will be responsible for supporting the Solution Architect and the Technical Design Authority in:

Development and validation of the integration approach and supporting models.

Alignment and /or integration of local systems to fit the national networked solution.

Design and implementation of feasibility studies to mitigate technical risk in integration.

Specific:

Liaise with business and technical stakeholders to understand integration needs.

Run or participate in integration architecture sessions with local force IT / cohort architects.

Run rapid technical feasibility studies to validate unknown integrations, using agile methods.

Asses integration constraints for proposed components from suppliers.

Manage the implementation and configuration of integration services and components.

Support the identification of technical and/or programme risks.

Any other duties that are commensurate with the role.

Job: Project Management/Operations