NS - Application Architect - London

Job City:  London
Professional Area:  Architecture
Job Req ID:  119751

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

We are looking to expand our team with individuals who are passionate about helping our customers keep the UK safe from serious and organised crime, and who are seeking a varied Application Architecture career in a customer facing environment.


Our teams work closely to deliver mission critical applications and data services to help our customer achieve their mission.  We are known for our strong work ethic and doing the right thing for the customer.


Skills required


We are looking for individuals with a minimum of 5 years experience in a hands on Software Development or Engineering role, and at least 1 years experience in Software / Application design.   As our teams work closely with software engineers, operational users and wider architecture teams, good communication skills are essential.


Below is an overview of the specific skills and behaviours best suited to a career as an Application Architect within the National Security UK Law Enforcement area of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence:


Key Skills:

  • Proven commercial experience in developing and delivering a number of software applications as a software engineer
  • Knowledge of a broad range of technical stacks, including working with messaging frameworks, RDBMSs and NoSQL data stores
  • Experience with diagramming tools such as Sparx EA, Visio, Draw.io
  • Understanding of appropriate delivery methodologies depending on the customer context
  • Understanding of development best practice
  • Experience with AWS and (optionally) Azure
  • Experience in presenting and agreeing architectural choices at governance boards



  • Proactive and reliable
  • Excellent customer facing skills and commercial acumen
  • Excellent team working skills and a willingness to mentor others
  • Focus on delivering well rounded applications, including testing, security and supportability
  • Resilience and adaptability to changing priorities



Due to the projects you’ll work on, and the clearance required, you will be required to work from a secure site (office) location (depending on project commitments).  Typically our project teams work 2 days a week on site, though some roles involve 4-5 days, with sites in London (Vauxhall, Southwark and Stratford). The clearance level you’ll be required to achieve is SC. As a result, you need be a British National. The clearance vetting process will take place over the course of the onboarding programme and will be managed by BAE Systems Digital Intelligence.


About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence National Security

This role is part of our National Security business, where we develop operational solutions and deliver mission-critical services to Law Enforcement Agencies and Government departments. Our dedicated engineers and business consultants form multi-disciplinary teams, working together to provide a variety of solutions that help to prevent, protect and pursue criminals involved in serious and organised crime, enhance operational capabilities and deliver digital transformation programmes.  



Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 

Job Title:  NS - Application Architect - London

Job City:  London
Professional Area:  Architecture
Job Req ID:  119751