Wednesday, 7 May 2014

IT – Solution designer Job Vacancy in Abu Dhabi

Job Title:        IT – Solution designer
Job Location:   Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Employer:    Etihad Airways
Department     Etihad Guest

About Us
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just ten years established itself as the world’s leading airline. “Etihad” is the Arabic word for “union”.

Set up by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003, Etihad commenced commercial operations in November, 2003, and has gone on to become the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.

Job Overview:

  •     This is a highly specialised role responsible for the design and maintenance of a repository of documentation that accurately describes the overall business & technical solution of the platforms across the domain technology stacks
  •     The Solution Designer must ensure that the architecture and solution is in compliance with Etihad enterprise architecture, principles and standards.
  •     The Solution Designer must continue to develop and refine the design, principles and polices and ensure this fully integrates and enhances the Etihad Enterprise Architecture, principles and policies.

Job Requirements:
Qualification & Education:

  • University degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline
  • Expert in IT systems development/implementation approaches
  • TOGAF 9 certification or equivalent
  • ITIL Foundation certification

  • 8 to 10 years of experience in Solutions Architecture and Design
  • 5+ years of experience in a large programmes
  • Proven ability to adapt to working overseas in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team with ability to work closely with business teams

Training & Knowledge
  • Airline/travel domain knowledge is desirable.
  • Knowledge in payment gateways, booking engines, web analytics, promotions management, SEO, web content management tools.
  • Knowledge in the application of SOA.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry leading technologies, platforms and design standards
  • Good knowledge of current and up and coming technologies, IT products in web/airline/travel/corporate Finance/HR space
  • Excellent knowledge of utilising industry standard solution design techniques such as Use Case Models, Activity/BPMN diagrams, Sequence diagrams, Class Diagrams, State Diagrams and Data Entity Models to develop High Level and Low Level designs.


  •     Must be able to demonstrate knowledge in a wide range of technologies and IT design principles within Ecommerce (e.g. CMS)
  •     Familiar with one or more leading EA and Solution design tools (e.g. Systems Architect, Software Architect)
  •     Ability to create internal standards and input to Architecture principles.

Communication and escalation:

  •     Able to communicate progress against plans and any issues that may result in slippages.
  •     Able to communicate technical concepts articulately with senior management.
  •     Deadline focussed Able to manage their own time to ensure that deadlines are met.

Job Duties:
  •     Lead the technical design solution of the platforms for all domains for Etihad Airways Aviation Group. This includes accountability for all layers of the technology and solution during the design process by implementing and following industry best practices
  •     Influence the Technical solutions so that they meet the functional & non-functional requirements by defining and developing design solutions in accordance with group design principles
  •     Lead the development of the High Level, Low Level designs and Interface Control Documents in accordance with the Etihad Enterprise Architecture standards and contribute towards best practice for Solution Design principles, patterns and standards.
  •     Manage the repository of solution design documentation that accurately describes the overall technical solution. The documentation must include a description of the linkages between business strategy and operations and IT operations. The document must follow the Etihad Enterprise Architecture standards.
  •     Oversee the compliance of all technical design solutions, ensuring the solutions are compliant with Etihad technical, strategic architecture and enterprise principles.
  •      Accountable for working with vendors and vendor management organizations to ensure vendor alignment to architecture best practice, to elicit input and to give vendors prior notice of Enterprise Architecture plans, standards and proposed solutions.
  •      Manage complex solution design requirements, ensuring traceability to and alignment with business goals and group strategic objectives.
  •      Define and Develop a master technology plan for the Etihad Airways solutions that align with the strategic direction. The plan provides a roadmap of changes to the solution at all layers of the technology stack to ensure it continues to meet future requirements and takes advantage of emerging technologies.
  •      Lead and supervise the technology, application and information design of the various design solutions following the Etihad Airways Aviation Group best practices and Patterns

Deadline Date: 13/05/2014

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