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Senior Solution Lead, IOC Transformation

  • IMT - Information Technology
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    19 Oct 2023
Role Introduction

Reports To: Application Manager

As a Senior Solution Lead, you will drive technological direction and software solution delivery within a business domain. Working closely with key stakeholders, you will understand the business' needs and how best to support them with IT applications and products. You will ensure the successful delivery of software products that align with the business vision and goals by managing a dedicated and energetic team using various delivery methodologies.

Key Responsibilities

Business Engagement

  • Drive to provide pre-project consulting for a portfolio pipeline of initiatives
  • Understand, capture and communicate business direction, challenges and requirements
  • Focus on medium to large scale initiatives
  • Support and participate in the business process change
  • Identify ways to drive growth, productivity and improvement for the Airlines
  • Drive to develop and maintain a cross departmental view of IT and business
  • Interact and work closely with solution provider or internal senior management
  • Co-create the product roadmap with the business
  • Challenge the business on their assumptions and justifications in a constructive manner in order to keep the resources on Cathay Pacific’s best interests.

Technical Leadership and Software Development

  • Collaborate with architects to develop the best technical design and solutions
  • Plan, design, develop, implement, and support IT products and applications to meet customer and IT needs
  • Conduct code reviews and provide technical guidance to the team
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in technology and the corresponding business domain, and apply them to development practices
  • Conceptualise and propose solution approaches based on the latest technology trends and airline industry practices
  • Facilitate design walkthroughs with IT and business teams to validate solutions against business requirements and IT architecture
  • Act as an advocate for Development Best Practices
  • Promote DevSecOps practices and data strategy defined by the Enterprise Architect, and provide necessary feedback to improve these practices and strategies

Project Delivery

  • Initiate, define, plan, and execute software development tasks and initiatives
  • Drive to test all solution aspects, including but not limited to security, performance, and integration
  • Facilitate project progress through relevant gates and manage day-to-day activities of the software development team

People Management

  • Accountable for team resource planning and management of external 3rd parties when required
  • Provide direction and mentorship to less experienced team members

  • Degree qualification in Information Technology related discipline, Masters preferred
  • 10+ years of related IT experience covering but not limited to:
    • Software development
    • System analysis
    • Business analysis
    • Solution definition
    • System Testing
  • Full Stack Development experience with TypeScript. Experience with other modern languages such as Python and Go is also preferable
  • Proven extensive client facing experience with successful relationship management
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skill
  • Experience managing a software development team
  • Professional, passionate, innovative, self-motivated and able to present solutions to diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, leveraging both logic and creativity
  • Proven troubleshooting skills; ability to identify patterns and generate ideas
  • Experienced in driving technical innovation
  • Experience with utilization of outsourced and/or globally distributed resources
  • Airline or travel industry knowledge is highly beneficial
  • Solid software development skill is highly beneficial
  • Experience in working with Agile projects
  • Consulting background is highly beneficial
  • Understanding of cloud, DevOps, APIs / Mobility would be added advantage
Personal & Application Information

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