Solution Architect – Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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About the role

We are looking to appoint an Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Solution Architect, who will be fundamental to QinetiQ’s Land RAS Capability, which is a key focus area for the company across all home markets, as well as co-ordinating development of new propositions and capabilities.

Robotic and autonomous systems that operate in the maritime, land and air domains can provide significant operational advantage, while increasing safety, mission tempo and reducing the burden on troops, field workers, and first responders. QinetiQ performs a key role in delivering such RAS capabilities, through our services across research, experimentation, operationalisation, and through life mission management.

This an exciting opportunity, to play a key role in shaping how QinetiQ enables our customers around the world to achieve Information Advantage through exploiting digital and data technology.~
What will you be doing?
This purpose of this role is to provide solution leadership across development of new propositions as part of QinetiQ’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Global Campaign. This will include activities such as: developing a compelling value proposition, defining the underlying solution and service, ensuring QinetiQ has the required delivery capabilities including building partnerships and vitally, providing solution leadership across the winning and execution of strategic deals.

  • Engaging with our customers to shape vision, strategy and requirements.
  • Providing solution leadership across strategic captures.
  • Ensuring QinetiQ aligns development of RAS propositions and capabilities as part of a coherent strategy.
  • Providing leadership across QinetiQ capabilities working with our SME’s to design and deliver solutions which deliver on customer requirements.


What do I need?

  • Experience of working in a Solution Architect role in the Defence and National Security sector
  • Experience and expertise across design and delivery of technology solutions.
  • Leadership of diverse technical teams, providing clear direction to ensure alignment and effective collaboration.
  • Excellent customer engagement skills, able to lead in co-creating compelling solutions and strategies.
  • Understanding and knowledge across a broad range of RAS related disciplines

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

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