Copello are pleased to be partnered with a manufacturing organisation based in West Sussex, who are looking to grow their team by recruiting for a Senior Systems Architect.

Working closely with the Technical Authority, the Senior Systems Architect will be supporting the programme and wider business delivering solutions, as well as providing direction as the Systems Engineering SME. As well as providing technical leadership and implementing governance throughout the full lifecycle.


  • Working with multi-functional teams to develop and complete system specifications & requirements.
  • Support the design authority, and work closely with the bid and project teams.
  • Create technical requirements documents and support all programme documentation.
  • Maximise current contracts and act as the focal point with the BD team, guiding the BD team with developing customer solutions.
  • Utilise your background and knowledge within Systems Engineering (Full Lifecycle, IVVQ, Acceptance, DOORS)
  • Identify and select suitable partners/ 3rd party contractors.


  • Extensive SE experience using Systems Engineering / Architectural tools and frameworks.
  • Successfully supported bids and proposals, creating proposal documents within a highly competitive marketplace
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in systems engineering (or another key engineering discipline)
  • Ability to work in a highly regulated environment, ideally in Defence or government setting.
  • Some understanding modern Enterprise IT Architectures (including Cloud computing)
  • Commercial awareness and a sound understanding of project/ programme finances.

Hybrid Working 

Hybrid working is available. Successful applicants will be required to commit to three days per week on-site. 

Interview Process 

  1. Telephone call to outline the role and introduce experience.
  2. Microsoft teams call to dig into experience.
  3. Final stage onsite, meet some of the team and see the office.


Private health insurance

Healthcare cash plan

Employee stock purchase plan

Flexible vacation policy


To apply, follow the instructions on this page or send an updated CV to the team at Copello Global with the job reference number included and your availability for a follow-up.  

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