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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

Senior Solution Architect (BICC Data & Analytics)

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

Reports to: Application Manager BICC
Department: Information Technology (IMT)

Role Introduction

This role, Senior Solution architect - Data and Analytics, is responsible for developing and governing fit - for purpose solution designs that address the business requirement and align to the architecture strategies, roadmaps, and standards.

The key focus will be all solution surrounding data and analytics, including data warehouse, big data platform, visualization and analytics tools. You are responsible to define solutions to bridge gaps and make sure the project scope is maintained, and solutions implemented in line with design.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive to develop and analyse solution options in the Data and Analytics area, covering data lake or lakehouse, cloud data warehouse, data blending & stitching, analytics & visualization; and based on business demand, enterprise architecture and a balanced assessment of functional capabilities, non-functional capabilities, risk, cost and benefits.
  • Nurture a deep understanding of the solution architecture, translate business process, information entities and systems solutions into accurate, easily understandable architectural diagrams or viewpoints.
  • Cross-team collaboration with Enterprise Architects, Application Manager and Solution Analysts to explore business demand at pre-prioritization stage. The work may include requirements assessment, solution planning, prototyping and impact analysis.
  • Accountable to oversee package-based business solutions holistically to ensure seamless integration with other application / infrastructure components
  • Must have a strong background of Solution Design, Review and Implementation.
  • Gather, understand and synthesize documentation available from vendors, SMEs, systems, product managers and business analysts to be able to extract right information and transform it into different architectural diagrams or viewpoints.
  • Consult with Enterprise Architects and project teams to harmonize systems or infrastructure with the enterprise architecture. Identify when the enterprise architecture cannot accommodate project needs. Drive discussions among Enterprise Architects and projects teams to agree on the solution architecture.
  • Accountable for ensuring solution architecture design work is documented in a structured fashion matching the EA framework. Facilitate sharing of the artifacts to drive reuse.
  • Drive to provide consultancy on performance optimization for new and existing solutions, in particular during production fire-fighting situations.
  • Understand, advocate and augment the business and IT strategies specifically on EA development and service delivery. Be prepared to educate project team members (including business users) on the value of EA and principles that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in technology, ensure timely exploration and proactively communicate IM’s position towards the introduction of relevant / key emerging technologies. Modify the EA to accommodate near-term and long-term needs.
  • Cross-team collaboration with the Technology & Architecture team to drive business and technology innovation to achieve corporate strategic plans and objectives.
  • Work on prototypes and concepts for new technologies and ideas with little or no guidance.
  • Manage junior Solution Architects as part of program (multiple related projects) delivery to design multiple cohesive and integrated solutions.
  • Act as the mentor of Solution Architects by providing guidance on both technical and personal development aspects.
  • Cross-team collaboration with the Architecture Practice Lead to develop, monitor and continuously improve the Solution Architecture discipline

Requirements

  • Drive to develop and analyse solution options in the Data and Analytics area, covering data lake or lakehouse, cloud data warehouse, data blending & stitching, analytics & visualization; and based on business demand, enterprise architecture and a balanced assessment of functional capabilities, non-functional capabilities, risk, cost and benefits.
  • Nurture a deep understanding of the solution architecture, translate business process, information entities and systems solutions into accurate, easily understandable architectural diagrams or viewpoints.
  • Cross-team collaboration with Enterprise Architects, Application Manager and Solution Analysts to explore business demand at pre-prioritization stage. The work may include requirements assessment, solution planning, prototyping and impact analysis.
  • Accountable to oversee package-based business solutions holistically to ensure seamless integration with other application / infrastructure components
  • Must have a strong background of Solution Design, Review and Implementation.
  • Gather, understand and synthesize documentation available from vendors, SMEs, systems, product managers and business analysts to be able to extract right information and transform it into different architectural diagrams or viewpoints.
  • Consult with Enterprise Architects and project teams to harmonize systems or infrastructure with the enterprise architecture. Identify when the enterprise architecture cannot accommodate project needs. Drive discussions among Enterprise Architects and projects teams to agree on the solution architecture.
  • Accountable for ensuring solution architecture design work is documented in a structured fashion matching the EA framework. Facilitate sharing of the artifacts to drive reuse.
  • Drive to provide consultancy on performance optimization for new and existing solutions, in particular during production fire-fighting situations.
  • Understand, advocate and augment the business and IT strategies specifically on EA development and service delivery. Be prepared to educate project team members (including business users) on the value of EA and principles that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in technology, ensure timely exploration and proactively communicate IM’s position towards the introduction of relevant / key emerging technologies. Modify the EA to accommodate near-term and long-term needs.
  • Cross-team collaboration with the Technology & Architecture team to drive business and technology innovation to achieve corporate strategic plans and objectives.
  • Work on prototypes and concepts for new technologies and ideas with little or no guidance.
  • Manage junior Solution Architects as part of program (multiple related projects) delivery to design multiple cohesive and integrated solutions.
  • Act as the mentor of Solution Architects by providing guidance on both technical and personal development aspects.
  • Cross-team collaboration with the Architecture Practice Lead to develop, monitor and continuously improve the Solution Architecture discipline

Application Deadline: 27 April 2023

Personal & Application Information

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Benefits
  • Dental plan
  • Flexible working hours
  • Insurance plan
  • Medical plan
Job Function
Work Model
  • On-site / At the workplace
Industry
Experience
  • 10 years - 12 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
Education
  • Degree