Wednesday, 28 May 2014

SOA Architect Urgently Needed at Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi

Job Title:    SOA 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 Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), across different technologies, balancing the need for sharing of data against security and performance requirements. This is a key role in achieving service oriented integration between entities (systems, customers, businesses, strategic partners).

Job Duties:
  •     Ensure existing interfaces are identified, stewarded and leveraged across the enterprise.
  •     Ensure the enterprise integration architecture maps to the enterprise architecture.
  •     Define, Develop and maintain SOA artefacts and services across the enterprise, supporting the aviation group’s business growth, goals, mission and global IT strategy.
  •     Construct, refine and maintain integration models, as needed, to meet Business Requirements.
  •     Ensure timely and appropriate integration models exist to aid projects.
  •     Develop a model management strategy in support of service oriented integration.
  •     Validate audit objectives and assist with creation of audit plans to ensure continued data availability and security.
  •     Review integration landscape for optimised consumer vs. publisher interactions.
  •     Monitor regulatory guidelines and compliance to determine impact on enterprise integration architecture.

Qualification & 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 SOA Architecture roles.
  •     Post graduate qualification desirable
  •     Relevant technical certifications desirable (Open CA, TOGAF, SOMA etc.)

  •     Extensive experience with developing SOA/Integration Architecture models, frameworks and plans.
  •     In-depth experience in defining and developing SOA architectures and services within a community/private cloud model to provide multi-tenant/shared services
  •     Demonstrable knowledge of SOA/Integration Architecture in large-scale systems design/deployment using industry standard architecture frameworks, methodologies and tooling.
  •     Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products and present ideas to various stakeholders across the enterprise
  •     Aviation industry experience desirable
  •     Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  •     Good written and oral communication skills.
  •     Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Deadline date:     05/07/2014

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