Posted on 2022-05-23
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

Senior Solution Architect

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

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

Role Introduction

The Solution Architect is responsible for developing and governing fit-for-purpose solution designs that address the business requirements and align to the architecture strategies, roadmaps and standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop solution options, with primary focus on cloud, micro-service and container, and based on business demand, Enterprise Architecture and balanced comparison of functional capabilities, non-functional capabilities, risk, cost and benefits.
  • Work closely with application and infrastructure teams on the conceptual designs and solution designs for project delivery. Analyse enterprise business context (trends and business strategy), as well as project-specific requirements to guide solution architecture by leveraging all aspects (e.g. business, information and technology infrastructure) of enterprise architecture. Ensure seamless integration with other application / infrastructure components.
  • Work closely with the delivery teams and the technical leads to come up with the technology strategy and for the applications.
  • Drive discussions among Architects and key stakeholders to agree on the solution architecture.
  • Communicate a clear vision of how the technology can be optimally applied to products and services.
  • Ensure solution architecture design work is documented in a structured fashion matching the Enterprise Architecture framework. Construct and promote application / infrastructure development and deployment standards and guidelines. Facilitate sharing of the artifacts to drive reuse.
  • 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 Enterprise Architecture to accommodate near-term and long-term needs.
  • Anticipates and acts upon issues that arise, provides alternative approaches, optimal solution and continuously improving performance of applications. Provide consultancy on performance optimisation for new and existing solutions, in particular during production fire-fighting situations.
  • Understand, advocate and augment the business and IT strategies specifically on Enterprise Architecture development and service delivery.
  • Work on prototypes and concepts for new technologies and ideas with little or no guidance.
  • Support continuous improvement of standard Cathay IT Practices.
  • Be able to communicate to any IT role using their vocabulary.
  • Mentor the development team and promote ideas for useful technologies and methodologies.


  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines.
  • For a Solution Architect a minimum 7 years of IT experience with at least 4 years hands-on project solution architecture experience.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environment.
  • Well-developed analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, leveraging both logic and creativity.
  • Significant practical experience or good understanding of enterprise architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF.
  • Advanced expertise in SDLC – Agile and DevOps is beneficial.
  • Must be well organized, leverage best practices, and most importantly, innovate through any problem with a can-do attitude.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skill.
  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Airline knowledge is beneficial.

Application Deadline: 06 June 2022

Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine.  Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

More job information
  • 5-day week
  • Dental plan
  • Insurance plan
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical plan
Job Function
  • Chek Lap Kok
  • Tung Chung
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 7 years - 9 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree