Bid/ Infrastructure Architect (Bid Team/ Bid Work)

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Company: evolution-recruitment-solutions
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-20 18:05:47

With everyone’s social life effectively being cancelled for a second year running, having a job that’s interesting and reflects your passions, talents and values is essential.

So why not join a company working at the forefront of digital transformation? One that's critical to protecting the UK's national infrastructure.

If you’re an Solutions Architect with Bid/ Tender experience – I want to speak to you!!

The Role

We are looking for a number of Solution Architects to join a highly successful bid team. You will be working closely with the Sales and Offerings teams to produce bid collateral on a wide variety of bids and tenders which vary in size and complexity (but typically range in the £10million-£100million).

The bids you’ll be working on will all be within the defence sector so previous experience in this sector or on secure systems would be highly advantageous though not necessarily essential. You’ll be tasked with designing better, faster, more effective solutions for government clients.

Bid work is a fast paced environment and the team you’ll be joining have been extremely successful in recent years, meaning you will never be short of interesting work. You’ll be designing solutions that are critical for the UKs national infrastructure, so they work is challenging but overall, extremely rewarding.


  • The role will report into the Bid Team Lead/CTO and encompass the following:
  • Lead the definition of customers’ overall IT architecture, designing new solutions of significant size and complexity.
  • Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings.
  • Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable
  • Throughout the proposal lifecycle, managing third parties and requests for change ensuring there is no impact upon the overall architectural solution.
  • Maintain reusable collateral for future opportunities
  • Essential Skills

  • Proven track record of delivering commercially acceptable technical proposals
  • Proven track record of leading the definition of an overall IT Architecture for a range of customers
  • Significant involvement in the setting of and driving though of new IT strategies and architectures
  • Client facing skills at a senior level with the ability to communicate ideas and thoughts to senior executives
  • Significant involvement in the design and delivery of large complex solutions
  • A proven technical track record and background
  • A detailed knowledge of a range of Design Methodologies and their implementation
  • Technical Experience (SME in 3 or more of the following):

  • Virtualisation technologies.
  • Server physical architecture design including usage of System Architect (preferable).
  • Microsoft technology design and implementation.
  • Experience of creating cloud cost models and running cloud readiness assessments
  • Experience of working with enterprise IT and implementing hybrid cloud solutions
  • Automated infrastructure provisioning
  • Storage / backup and disaster recovery design and implementation
  • Exposure to cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.
  • Cloud automation & Provisioning including OS Blueprints, Network Services, Catalog, Orchestration, Self Service Portal
  • KMS, Encryption Design
  • Impex - secure import export process to transfer objects between clouds at different security classifications
  • Hands on experience building solutions from cloud solution components using tools like CloudFormation, Ansible or Chef
  • DBaaS for SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB
  • The Company

    You’ll be joining an organisation renowned for digital transformation, developing cutting edge, innovative solutions to overcome the complexities and challenges faced by military organisations. You will work with the latest technology developing ground breaking solutions to transform how military and intelligence agencies communicate.

    This is an organisation dedicated to investing in their employees. You will join a unique culture that is helpful, collaborative and supportive. A business that understands the importance of a strong work life balance and that achieving this can change from employee to employee. Giving you the freedom to work your way.


    To be considered for this role you must be eligible for UK Government Security Clearance.

    Please contact Jack Mather at Evolution for more information.

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