Chief Architect - Lockheed Martin

Chief Architect
Job Reference:
LM People Job Code/Title:
Programme / Functional Group:
L2096I/Chief Architect
Description of Business Environment:
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) polices an area of over 620 square miles and
provides services to London’s 7.6 million residents, 3.5 million commuters as well as its
2 million daily visitors. It also has the responsibility for a number of national policing and
security functions. Covering such a large area, with such a large population, means that
frontline policing has become ever more reliant on the information, communications, and
technology services provided and supported by the Directorate of Information.
The Command and Control Futures (CCF) programme aims to replace the aging
technology that currently assigns the Police resources to respond to 999 emergency
calls and which also manages major London events such as the Notting hill Carnival.
The procurement involved the selection of a computer aided despatch (CAD) product,
awarded to Northrup Grumman and their Command Point application, tailoring it to MPS
operations and then transitioning it to live operations so there is no impact on the 999
service to the general public.
Lockheed Martin is the system integrator and technology partner to the MPS, contracted
for up to 17 years on an initial base contract of £85m over 9 years. Lockheed Martin is
responsible for transforming the MPS Systems & Services through improved integration
of contact handling, customer service Technology Insertion for mobile application and
new CAD.
Specific Job Description::
Working with the Programme Manager, Chief Engineer, customer technical
representatives, and LM engineering leads, the Chief Architect will own the solution for
the new enterprise architecture and ensure that any requested changes are consistent
with the approved architecture, representing the LM Team’s primary technical interface
to the MPS. The Chief Architect will be a highly skilled information system architect,
covering the whole spectrum of solution / infrastructure architecture, service oriented
architecture (SOA), middleware, hardware & software, with knowledge in architecting
and implementation, including mission-critical information systems.
Responsibilities include;
 Key contributor to the capture strategy – shape the game.
Key contributor to the selection of the correct partners to form the C&CF System
Integrator team
Definition of the System Architecture for C&CF and all architecture deliverables
Provide System Architecture direction for both the team and customer
Support the LM programme office as required.
Responsible for providing estimating, budgeting, architecture, and program
planning information as required.
Actively participate in definition of business area architecture definition for
complex system
Establish design and architectural guidelines for current and future software
technological activities
Adhere to LM IS&GS processes for system development
Incorporate relevant LM and commercial relationships within the C&CF
programme to increase LM IS&GS’s capability to grow the business and perform
on the SI programme
Required Skills:
Previous knowledge as Chief Architect on multi company programmes in both bid and
performance phases. Must have the ability to liaise and work with the customer to help
them meet their long term strategic ICT aims.
Knowledge of developing System Architectures with as many of the following aspects as
possible is highly desired: Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualisation, Cloud
transformation, Business Intelligence tools, Document Management, Business Process
Management, Rules Engine, Forms Processing, Integration of structured data and
content in various other formats, Web and mobile device, ITIL, Highly resilient (fault
tolerant) with disaster recovery capabilities.
Appropriate Degree from an accredited University or equivalent knowledge/combined
education, with professional knowledge and specialised training commensurate with
Applicants will be evaluated on success in previous technical leadership and
management assignments.
Personal Qualities:
 Excellent communications skills
 Strong team player & leader
 Proven track record in developing systems/solutions for complex problems.
 Proven ability to energise and drive a team to mission success on large scale
software development projects
 Proven ability to work with assignments that are received in objective oriented
 Proven ability to provide guidance to subordinates based on organisational goals
and company policy.
Desired Skills:
 Leading large multi disciplinary engineering teams
 Excellent knowledge and application of various Enterprise or Systems
Architecture methods or frameworks (e.g. MODAF/DODAF/TOGAF/TRAK)
 Excellent knowledge and application of various Systems Engineering lifecycle
 Ability to use innovation and traditional methods to develop technical solutions to
both simple and more complex problems Skilled practitioner in Model Based
 Engineering Development and management of System level architecture models
using UML/SysML
 Detailed knowledge of the application of one or more of the following tools;
DOORS, IBM Rhapsody, Sparx Enterprise Architect, IBM Rational Publishing
Engine to facilitate agile Systems Engineering Generation and management of
engineering Work Packages Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting Perform
architectural and technical planning for the design, integration, verification and
validation of the system and its components.
 Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, interface
definition studies to translate customer requirements into a hardware and
software System solution. Identifying design errors, omissions and other
deficiencies and recommending revisions and/or improvements in design
 Production and detailed understanding of Operational and System level
requirements and their flow-down into subsystem level requirements for
constituent and subcontractor components.
 Management of all levels of all requirements within a DOORS environment,
including the production and management of the requirements document e.g.
(SRD, SSRD, ICD) and their conversion into specifications.
 Working knowledge of ITIL V3 and ideally foundation certified.
Standard Job Description:
Manages the development of corporate business automation plans using cost-effective
delivery technologies in support of major corporate strategies. Responsible for
coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance
assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions. Directs
complex software design activities integrating multiple technologies. Responsible for the
design and architectural guidelines for current and future software technological
Typical Minimum Education & Experience:
Ideally require Bachelors degree from an accredited college and capability achieved
through extensive commercial experience. Will also consider individuals with
equivalent experience / combined education.