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SC Cleared Infrastructure Architect

Job Description

Infrastructure Architect - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 12 months

Contracting Authority: Ministry of Defence

Location: Hybrid - 3 days per week in Bristol

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

The role of the Infrastructure Architect is to support the design of the ITSM and FSMM Services.

As an Infrastructure Engineer your main responsibilities would be:

  • Ensuring that all new solutions that are designed take into consideration the service architecture requirements and that any impact to the cost-of-service delivery is clearly understood as part of the solution approval process.
  • Providing subject matter expertise in the area of ITIL v3 process across the Service Lifecycle, with particular emphasis on Service Strategy and Service Design Processes.
  • Providing subject matter expertise on service design into the solution design process and providing key leadership and mentoring on operational service architecture.
  • Providing input into all new solutions, ensuring that any impact to the cost-of-service delivery is clearly understood as part of the solution approval process.
  • Being accountable for the full impact and consideration of all availability, capacity, service continuity, security and performance criteria and requirements in the design of the new solutions.


  • Experience in the delivery of a service management capability.
  • Experience of translating business visions, goals and objectives and high-level requirements into service architectures.
  • The ability to influence stakeholders and manage relationships effectively.
  • The ability to analyse large amounts of complex information and use it to produce solutions.
  • The ability to create and maintain target operating models and identify the impact on operational services.
  • Experience of working in an environment that handles sensitive data.
  • SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.


  • Understanding of the MOD working environment.
  • Understanding of ITIL v3 and v4 Service Management Frameworks.
  • Experience of MODAF/TOGAF.

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or email

"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.