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Last updated: 2019-07-10
Valid to: 2019-08-10
Job Role:
Office, Other
Location:
United Arab Emirates
Type:
Not specified
Job description

The ‘IT Application Architect – PSS’ is responsible for end to end design, architecture and non-functional performance of PSS software. The role is also responsible for technical interactions with development partners, and ensure FZ Design Standards are applied uniformly across all vendors, resulting in consistent software

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Key Activities

1. Develop and maintain the Reservation System and associated systems

2. Maintain and regularly update the Class Diagrams and Design deliverables related to PSS data structures

3. Guide implementation of technology to be used in software development/design

4. Understand end to end domain model of PSS related structures including but not limited to

• PNR

• ETicket

• Schedules

• Inventory

• Flights

• Customer Profiles

• Frequent Flyer/Loyalty Systems

• External Pricing Solutions

• Merchandising Solutions

5. Lead PSS IT initiatives including Enterprise Service Bus, Business Middleware, SOA based reusable enterprise web service suite, API Gateway, technical architecture

6. Work along with development vendors to ensure FZ application architecture design and development standards are followed, delivering best of breed solutions

7. Review vendor design

8. Optimise development effort, by bringing in best practices in application development

9. Validate architectural fit and stability of data structures in PSS and related applications

10. Implementation of new generation technology solutions for FZ hosted PSS platform, maximing revenue and minimising operational costs

11. Research and recommend innovative solutions for PSS system taking into account locally hosted, cloud and hybrid solution options

12. Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of application/transaction related issue, in development, testing, staging, production and DR environments as part of the PSS project

13. Ensure the developed solution is validated against the agreed design

14. Perform static code reviews and tool based reviews to ensure code quality and adequate code coverage

15. Guide development of frameworks which will be extended by inhouse/vendors, aligning the hybrid solution development along acceptable standards

16. Document, manage and move to production new applications/modules/functionality developed internally as well as by external vendors

17. Align design of solutions alongside business objectives, and ensure organisational goals are met

18. Ensure all applications and changes to applications fit the organization’s technology infrastructure and business strategy

19. Lead Proof of Concepts and Identification of Emerging Technologies, and ensure best of breed solutions are incorporated into FZ Application Library

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Customer Focus

• Team work

• Effective Communication

• Personal Accountability & Commitment to achieve

• Resilience and Flexibility (Can do attitude)

• Strategic Thinking

• Business Acumen

• Inspiring & Developing others

• Decision Making

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS

Minimum Qualification

• Bachelor of Technology/Engineering (IT or equivalent discipline)

• Enterprise Architecture Framework: Togaf, Zachmann

• Middleware Integration: IBM Websphere, TIBCO Enterprise, BizTalk, Oracle Fusion, SOA, Business Process Management (BPM), Business Activity Monitoring

Experience

• 8+ years airline industry experience

• 6+ years experience working in airline software design

• 6+ years technical architecture experience

• At least five years of hands-on application development experience

• Broad knowledge of development platforms, languages and technologies

• Good knowledge of IATA standards for RES and DCS applications

Knowledge / Skills • Highly skilled in design patterns

• Experience in working with Quality Structures such as SEI CMM, ITPM, Tik, 6 Sigma