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Technical Architect

Job Req ID:  28182
Posting Date:  15 Apr 2024
Function:  Architecture Solution and Design
Unit:  Business

UK Wide, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive

Security Clearance


Hemel Hempstead




Why this job matters

As a Technical Architect in our Defence Enterprise Networks practice, you will be working as a trusted industry partner to our defence customer and cross-functionally supporting internal business units (Sales, Business, Technology, Security and Operations), key stakeholders and externally facing third party technology providers as part of and reporting into the practice manager.

You will work with internal key stakeholders, the customer, and its subsidiary departments to define and create complex innovative fit for purpose enterprise network solutions in meeting their digital strategy and transform the way they can do business.

Underpinned by using robust ICT framework architecture, security principles, methodologies, industry best practices, and customer compliance polices. As a technical architect you will be providing expert subject matter design expertise and ownership throughout all stages of the solutions design engagement life cycle.

You will be part of an industry leading Technical Design Authority team working closely with other architects, designers, technology experts, business managers and business analysts. Where you will bring your expertise and diverse experience to each challenge ensuring successful solution delivery across a vast variation in highly sensitive and unique opportunities and projects.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead as the main technical architect, collaborating with customers, stakeholders, and partners to align designs with Solution Design Authority principles.
  • Own technical design artifacts for complex technological requirements, covering 'as-is,' 'to-be,' and transitional states.
  • Support Solution Design Authority and stakeholders in shaping and qualifying bid opportunities, offering expertise throughout the engagement life cycle.
  • Address in-contract customer requests, providing subject matter expertise and delivering technical outcomes like proof of concept and design collateral.
  • Contribute expertise to the Defence Assurance Board, evaluating design changes before integration.
  • Manage technology costs, risks, and dependencies for new business opportunities and customer requests.
  • Act as a tier 4 expert for design/fault resolution, supporting operational teams and staying updated on industry trends.

Skills and Experience

•    Working knowledge and experience of networking vendors technologies, solutions, and products (such as: Cisco, Juniper).
•    Working knowledge and hands on experience in designing, configuring, testing, and commissioning IP networking solutions. 
•    Preferably have the following professional training and/or accreditations
•    Experience of identifying risks, impact, mitigation, and problem-solving in enterprise network solutions. 
•    Experienced in communicating IP network technologies to key stakeholders with varying technical knowledge.


At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We’re a brand built on connecting people – whether that’s friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you’ll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but – more than that – you’ll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.
Benefits of working for BT include:
• Competitive salary
• 10% on target bonus
• BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
• 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
• Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
• World-class training and development opportunities
• Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
• Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
• Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop


Flexible Working
This role offers a 3 together, 2 wherever working model. This means you are required to be at your contractual location 3 days a week with 2 flexible days per week.

With over 175 years of heritage, BT is now the flagship business brand of BT Group. We’ve brought together our best people and capabilities into a B2B powerhouse serving 1.2 million business customers internationally.


We’re a global leader for secure connectivity and collaboration platforms for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from big household names and government departments, right through to sole traders and new start-ups. But it’s not just the technology that matters, it’s what it can do to help them build stronger, smarter, more secure businesses.


We value diversity and inclusion and believe in making a positive impact. We connect for good by championing digital inclusion and equipping people, businesses, and communities with digital skills to thrive.


As a member of our team, you will be part of an organisation that celebrates difference, fosters innovation and provides you with opportunities to be your best. With millions of businesses relying on us daily, joining BT means you can be part of a diverse and multi-skilled team that makes a significant impact to society.




Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.




Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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