Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Architectural Jobs at Etihad Airways; Infrastructure Architect

Job Title:    Infrastructure Architect
Job Location:    Abu Dhabi,UAE
Department     Service Delivery
Employer:    Etihad Airways

About Etihad Airways:
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was set up by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. Etihad Airways commenced operations in November 2003, and in 10 years has become one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation.

The airline has received a range of awards that reflect its position as one of the world’s leading premium airline brands, including ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards for five consecutive years in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is the airline’s hub. Etihad’s fleet of 88 aircraft operates more than 1400 flights per week, serving an international network of 84 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Etihad Airways also owns nearly 30 percent of airberlin, Europe’s sixth largest carrier and 40 percent of Air Seychelles.

The airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous – as well as enhance the prestige of Abu Dhabi as a centre of hospitality between East and West.

Job Overview:
This is a highly specialised senior architecture role, responsible for the overall design of the enterprise Infrastructure architecture model, across multiple disciplines (infrastructure, applications, information, integration etc), balancing the need for scalability against security and performance requirements. This is a key role in achieving virtualization, community cloud deployment and reduced data centre foot prints.

Job Duties:
  •     Ensure existing infrastructure technology assets are identified, stewarded and securely leveraged across the enterprise.
  •     Ensure the enterprise infrastructure architecture maps to the enterprise architecture strategy.
  •     Define, Develop and maintain infrastructure artefacts and services across the enterprise, supporting the aviation groups business growth, goals, mission and global IT strategy.
  •     Construct, refine and maintain infrastructure models, as needed, to meet Business Requirements.
  •     Ensure timely and appropriate infrastructure models exist to aid projects.
  •     Develop a model management strategy in support of cloud virtualisation and scalability objectives.
  •     Validate audit objectives and assist with creation of audit plans to ensure continued infrastructure availability and security
  •     Review infrastructure estate for capacity vs. demand.
  •     Monitor regulatory guidelines and compliance to determine impact on enterprise infrastructure architecture.
  •     Provide end-to-end infrastructure architecture consulting for IT projects and programmes (across all the business domains).
  •     Provide in-depth expert knowledge of the infrastructure architecture for the evolution and enhancement of the Etihad Enterprise Architecture, providing flexibility, security and growth for the Etihad group.

Qualifications & Education:
  •     University degree or equivalent qualification in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering.
  •     10 years work experience in IT, at least 5 of which in senior Infrastructure Architecture roles.
  •     Post graduate qualification desirable.
  •     Relevant technical certifications desirable (Open CA, TOGAF etc.).

  •     Extensive experience with developing infrastructure architecture models, frameworks and plans.
  •     In-depth experience in defining and developing infrastructure and technology architectures and services within a community/private cloud model to provide multi-tenant/shared services.
  •     Demonstrable knowledge of infrastructure architecture in large-scale systems design/deployment using industry standard architecture frameworks, methodologies and tooling.
  •     Aviation industry experience desirable.
  •     Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products and present ideas to various stakeholders across the enterprise.
  •     Strong interpersonal and consultative skills.
  •     Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  •     Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  •     Good written and oral communication skills.
  •     Ability to understanding an organisation’s goals and objectives, and present technical information with reference to these.
  •     Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Deadline date:     05/07/2014

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