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Infrastructure Architect

  • Technology
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Location: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China 

Reports to: Infrastructure Manager - Architects

Department: Information Technology

The Infrastructure Architect is responsible for providing leadership and for supporting the development of enterprise infrastructure architecture and strategy, setting the standards for technology and platforms, and developing the roadmaps to achieve the vision.  The role is responsible for supporting and governing projects to align to the agreed enterprise infrastructure architecture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of creative and innovative approaches to the market which:
    • Promote the value of CX and KA to suppliers;
    • Access supplier innovation and benefits, if possible, before the competition;
    • Maintain maximum independence and opportunity for future flexibility;
    • Minimize risk exposure for CX and KA.
  • Drive the definition of infrastructure architecture and roadmap including:
    • Architecture vision, principles, standards (including standard products and platforms) and policies
    • Target state blueprints and roadmap for infrastructure architecture (server, storage, network, etc) strategy
    • Maintain and facilitate the process for infrastructure lifecycle management.
  • Work closely with Enterprise Architects to align the infrastructure strategy with the enterprise architecture (all technology domains)
  • Socialize and secure support for infrastructure architecture from key stakeholders
  • Lead analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Coordinate and ensure consistency in process and content across infrastructure architecture.
  • Participate in relevant solution design review activities in order to ensure alignment to infrastructure architecture, infrastructure strategies and architecture principles
  • Participate in architecture governance forums
  • Support Solution Architects/Infrastructure Engineers in identifying and assessing options
  • Review proposed infrastructure designs
  • Conduct project technical reviews and health checks
  • Lead analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the infrastructure architecture
  • Participate and contribute to relevant industry, alliance and technology forums


  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines
  • Minimum 8 years of IT experience with at least 5 years in infrastructure design strategy, architecture and design with knowledge in most of the following:
    • Platform & Virtualisation (Hardware, Hypervisor, Operating System – Unix, Linux, Windows, Mainframe, etc.)
    • Storage (SAN, NAS, Backup/Restore, Archive)
    • Network (LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, Proxy)
    • End User (PC, BYOD, VDI, Application)
    • Unified Communications (E-Mail, VoIP, IVRS, PABX, IM, Presence)
    • Database (DB Farms, OLTP, OALP, Data Warehousing)
    • Application Infrastructure (web server, application server)
    • Middleware  (Data Transformation, Integration, WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere MQ, etc.)
    • Systems Management (Monitor, Alert, Report, Audit, Asset, Incident)
    • Security (Firewall, IPS/IDS, A/V, Encryption, I&AM)
    • Facilities (Data Centre, Regional Hubs, Security)
    • Cloud computing, security and management (private & public)
  • Proven abilities to develop enterprise infrastructure (technology) architecture
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Airline knowledge is advantageous
  • TOGAF certification is preferred

Key Competencies

  • Developing Professional Expertise
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organising
  • Customer Focus
  • Accountability
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

Application deadline: 6 June 2019

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