Posted on 2021-10-11
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

Infrastructure Architect

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

Reports to: Infrastructure Manager - Infrastructure Architect
Department: Information Technology (IMT)

Role Introduction
The Infrastructure Architect is responsible for providing technical leadership to design and build fit-for-purpose, cost-effective and robust Infrastructure Technology Solutions to support the delivery of business and IT projects to meet business and non-functional requirements as well as to achieve the Enterprise Infrastructure strategy and roadmap.


  • Lever key technical skills to deliver the IT infrastructure technical design to meet the business and non-functional requirements of business and IT projects and align with Infrastructure strategy, roadmap, standards and blueprints
  • Obtain requirements signoff from both business and Information Management (IM) Stakeholders
  • Communicate the proposed design solutions to the stakeholders and help to guide decisions regarding tradeoffs that may impact the requirement or delivery timescales for infrastructure solutions
  • Socialize and secure the sign-off of the proposed infrastructure design from key stakeholders
  • Provide technical leadership and escalation support for the resolution of defects, incidents and problems during the testing, implementation and transition phases of the projects
  • Provide technical expertise and inputs to the definition of Infrastructure strategy, roadmap, standards and blueprints
  • Lead analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Coordinate and ensure consistency in process and content across infrastructure architecture.
  • Participate in relevant solution design review activities in order to ensure alignment to infrastructure architecture, infrastructure strategies and architecture principles
  • Support Solution Architects and technical members in identifying and assessing options
  • Uses appropriate processes and tools to create systems, or services, on a technical infrastructure which supports business demands, which are resilient, secure and highly available
  • Interface with other IT areas, sharing technical knowledge and expertise, and resolving issues as necessary, using specialist information to enable others to deliver
  • Conduct project technical reviews and health checks
  • Lead analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the infrastructure architecture
  • Participate and contribute to relevant industry, alliance and technology forums
  • Provides expert level support in technical specialization, ensuring prompt and accurate resolution of challenges
  • Shows initiative and makes time available to ensure general technical competencies and specializations are kept up-to-date in line with industry developments for self and team
  • Cross- team collaboration with other IM domains to drive business and technology innovation
  • Keep abreast of the corporate strategy, business plan and latest industry trends


  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines
  • Minimum 8 years of IT experience with at least 5 years in infrastructure strategy and architecture design
  • Proven abilities to develop enterprise infrastructure (technology) architecture
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Airline knowledge is advantageous
  • TOGAF certification is preferred

Application deadline: 19 October 2021 

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Please note that with effect from 1 December 2021, all employees must be vaccinated in order to access Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

More job information
Job Function
  • Lantau
Employment Term
  • Contract
  • Full-time
  • 8 years - 13 years
Career Level
  • Entry level
  • Degree
  • 5-day week
  • Dental plan
  • Insurance plan
  • Medical plan