Platform Specialist

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Start date:
Until 31/03/20
Sanderson Government & Defence
Published at:
flag_no United Kingdom
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My client is seeking a platform specialist to be based in Corsham for a 6 month initial contract.


  • Act as the point of contact for platform architecture and threat mitigation on behalf of the SDA Lead.
  • Interact with programme, project and engineering team leads to ensure cross team, cross technology coherence to satisfy the platform requirements of the OpNet system.
  • Support design vision creation, design decisions and design review as part of the end to end assurance process.
  • Support to Programme and Project Stakeholder engagement and RADIO
  • Liaise with external stakeholders to ensure end-to-end designs are being delivered
  • Identify and communicate solution intent across programme teams and the SDA and support the review of all high, intermediate and low-level designs for coherence, technical content and quality.
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy.
  • Support to the design of platform architecture elements to enable the system to function as part of the wider defence estate, during inception, transition and operations.
  • Ensuring that standards, frameworks and security postures align with overall business and technology strategies and policies
  • Identify capability gaps in existing architectures and recommend changes or enhancements in line with Agile and continuous improvement methods.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Architecture and development of secure Hardware and Software solutions with successful delivery on complex, large scale programmes utilising emerging technologies where possible.
  • Strong Platform Engineering background with experience working with an Engineering team to ensure compliance.
  • Proven demonstrable experience operating both as a Platform Engineer and Platform Architect
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of JSP and over-arching HMG policy.
  • Writing technical requirements and producing detailed solution architectures.
  • Designing and implementing secure platform solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions.
  • Consulting and engineering in the development and design of platform best practices and implementation of solid security principles across the project to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Identity access management (IAM) - the framework of security policies and technologies that limit and track the access of those in an organization to sensitive technology resources.

Tech Skills:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2;
  • AD and NTFS permissions
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • NTP
  • PKI
  • Microsoft SQL Server up to version 2016
  • SAN Design and Configuration