Strategic Infrastructure Architect

Recruiter
SITA Information Networking Computing UK Limited
Location
Hayes, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
23 May 2019
Ref
1143626527
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ABOUT USWelcome to SITA... We lead one of the most exciting and advanced industries on earth. Around the world, nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology, almost every airport and airline does business with us, and it's our job to support their operations. As the world's leading air transport IT and communications specialist, we're committed to meeting the demands of the air transport industry around the clock, every day. Our Vision: Easy air travel every step of the way
WHY SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED?With us there are no limits for people looking to explore the edges of possibility and beyond. Together, we Go.Far.Challenge: Our people take on some of the biggest challenges in our industry. They aren't afraid to think bigger, work harder and deliver smarter solutions that are continuously transforming air travel.Opportunity: Taking on these challenges opens up a world of opportunities for our people. We make sure they have the chance to develop their skills, explore new horizons and grow their careers in a global organization.
At SITA we believe that creating and nurturing an inclusive culture is about who we are as an organisation, and as an employer. Diversity is more than a target to us, it's a key part out of our collective identity
PURPOSE
  • Provides leadership on technology strategy and architecture for the Infrastructure domain focussing on hosting (on prem and cloud) capabilities.
  • Lead the development, documentation, agreement and communication of the Vision, Strategy and Policy for hosting and oversee the development of pattern architectures for use in SITA products and services.
  • Support programme and design architects in application of the architecture and resolution of complex problems in designing effective solutions.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Under the Director of Infrastructure Architecture plays the lead role in creating agreeing and communicating the Strategy and Architecture for Hosting.
  • Works collaboratively with Service owners, application developers and the architectural community to understand business needs and direction, and with other colleagues and suppliers to develop the Vision, strategy and policies for Hosting in SITA.
  • Through collaboration with Design architects and engagement in the technology governance ensures the establishment of effective patterns for consumption and supports Programme and Design architects in the development of solutions for specific needs in line with the agreed architecture.
  • Owns and adds value implements and monitors best practices for infrastructure architecture while providing expert advice on core infrastructure initiatives by delivering key roadmaps strategies and vendor relationships and assures buy in from relevant stakeholders.
  • Leads the strategies for hosting roadmaps and are made in accordance with established policies end of life procedures and software licensing agreements.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
  • Minimum of 5 - 8+ years IT experience or equivalent experience in a relevant environment.
  • Expertise in hosting solutions from Mainframe to Cloud
  • Demonstrable experience in the development of pragmatic Strategic Infrastructure Architecture including use of private and public cloud services.
  • Experience in shaping and developing design patterns and large solution architectures to meet complex business needs and in particular the needs for Security and Availability.
  • Familiarity with both traditional and agile working environments and methods and key features for success in each.
  • Knowledgeable about SITA architecture direction methodologies policies and practices.
  • Knowledgeable on how components are connected and interact.
  • Strong knowledge of standard engineering principles theories concepts and techniques.
  • Strong understanding of system integration and hardware issues.
  • Substantive knowledge of own work accompanied with an awareness of inter dependencies across multiple disciplines.
  • Demonstrate a practical awareness of other architectures.
  • Demonstrate analytical flexibility and versatility.
  • Demonstrate core engineering competencies
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Degree in a technical discipline (e.g. Computer Science Engineering Mathematics etc.) or sufficient work experience to demonstrate proficiency at this level.

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