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Lead Domain Architect

Contract Type
Defence & Security
£63,682-£68,458 (plus allowance dependent on skills and experience)
Expiry Date
A skilled solutions architect, you’ve already proved your worth. You’ve applied solutions architecture and systems engineering across all kinds of products, using Systems Thinking

Job Description

Lead Domain Architect
£63,682-£68,458 (plus allowance dependent on skills and experience)

MI6 is the UK's foreign human intelligence agency. Every day, we gather secret intelligence from all over the world that helps us protect the UK. Our work requires sophisticated technology and innovative techniques, which is why we need your help. As Lead Domain Architect, you’ll give us a crucial edge in a rapidly changing, data-driven world. Whether building products for operations, data analysis, covert action or corporate areas, you’ll face unique architecture challenges that you’ve never seen before. 

The role
Ultimately, your role is to make sure MI6 gets the technology it needs. Assigned to a Capability Centre alongside engineers, you’ll work with product owners and analysts to create all kinds of new and improved products.

As the design authority for your area, you’ll be responsible for overall systems architecture, blending business, technical and data architecture perspectives. You’ll also own your Capability Centre’s roadmap, prioritising work, checking alignment with broader strategy and making sure the right products are designed the right way. At this level, you have the power to really influence with your knowledge. You’ll take the lead on all architecture matters and support more junior Architects.

About you
A skilled solutions architect, you’ve already proved your worth. You’ve applied solutions architecture and systems engineering across all kinds of products, using Systems Thinking to understand complex problems. It’s likely that you’ve designed solutions of considerable size and led teams and product delivery. And when it comes to working in an Enterprise organisation, you know a pragmatic, balanced approach is best. What sets you apart is your innate curiosity and desire to learn. Here, you can deepen your skills through everything from classroom and online learning to development schemes. With a sense of responsibility as well as technical nous, you’ll be proud to use your expertise to safeguard the nation.

All our roles come with a full range of benefits including a cycle to work scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and access to a subsidised gym. However, the true rewards lie in using your talents for the greater good. Find out more and apply via our website.

MI6 is an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have one of the nationalities or citizenships from one of the following: British Overseas territory, British subject, British National (Overseas), British protected person, citizenship of the Commonwealth, EEA nationality, or citizenship of the United States of America. If deceased, have had such citizenship or nationality before death. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. If successful, you will not normally be required to give up your non-British citizenship but, as a condition of your employment or secondment, MI5 may impose restrictions on your postings, work travel and/or general use of that nationality. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. Each case will be carefully considered on its own facts. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside of the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the Applying section.