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Job ref no.: CT3116261-01#0041
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd & Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd

Solution Lead

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd & Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd

Benefits
  • 5-day week
  • Compassionate leave
  • Dental plan
  • Insurance plan
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical plan
  • Shuttle bus
  • … + 1 more

Reports to: Application Manager / Senior Solution Lead

Department: Information Technology (IMT)

This role is responsible for understanding business needs and driving technology direction and solution delivery within a business domain.  In collaboration with key stakeholders, the incumbent should understand how and how well the business is supported by the IT product or applications in your area.  You are responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of IT product or application with high quality deliverables that are aligned with the business vision and goals by managing a very energetic team using different delivery methodologies.

Key Responsibilities

Business Engagement

  • Support pre-project consulting for a portfolio pipeline of initiatives
  • Capture and communicate business direction, challenges and requirements
  • Focus on small to medium scale initiatives
  • Support business process change
  • Recommends commercially and technically viable ideas to improve the business performance
  • Develop and maintain a cross departmental view of IT and business

Technology Design and Implementation

  • Work closely with the developers, analyst and architects to architect and develop the best technical design.  Conceptualise and propose solution approaches
  • Planning, designing, developing, implementing, and supporting IT products and applications to meet the customer needs
  • Provide an escalation point for solution analysts in order to deliver business solutions that include technology implementations and/or adaptations
  • Recommends and implements simple continuous improvement of standard Cathay IT Practices
  • Keep abreast of latest trends in technology, industry and corresponding business domain

Project Delivery

  • Focus on medium to large scale initiatives
  • Initiate, define, plan and execute tasks / initiatives
  • Test all solution aspects including but not limited to security, performance, integration
  • Facilitate project progress through relevant gates
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the software development team and external 3rd parties as required
  • Identifying areas of risk and prepare strategies for mitigation for the projects

People Management

  • Contribute to team resource planning
  • Manage external 3rd parties as required
  • Keep abreast of latest trends in technology, industry and corresponding business domain

The Solution Lead may also:

  • Be directly involved in implement solutions in an Agile development team
  • Directly manage one or more Solution Analysts
  • Perform the role of surrogate Product Owner / BU SME (generally Senior)
  • Coach Solution Analysts on any aspect of their role

Requirements

Minimum:

  • Degree qualification in Information Technology related discipline, Masters preferred
  • 8+ years of related IT experience covering but not limited to:
    • Software development
    • System analysis
    • Business analysis
    • Solution definition
    • System Testing
  • Proven extensive client facing experience with successful relationship management
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skill
  • Professional, passionate, innovative, self-motivated and able to present solutions to diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, leveraging both logic and creativity
  • Proven troubleshooting skills; ability to identify patterns and generate ideas
  • Proactive ‘can do’ attitude and sense of urgency
  • Airline or travel industry knowledge is highly beneficial
  • Solid software development skill is highly beneficial
  • Consulting background is highly beneficial
  • Candidate with more experience in multiple areas will be considered as Senior Solution Lead

Key Competencies

  • Setting Direction
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Driving Business Performance and Change
  • Developing and Recognizing Others

Application deadline: 23 July 2018

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Job ref no. CT3116261-01#0041
Salary
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Job Function
Industry
Location
  • Lantau
Employment Term
  • Full-time
Experience
  • 8 years - 12 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
Education
  • Degree