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Senior Solution Lead / Solution Lead - Finance

  • IMT - Information Technology
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    25 Oct 2021
Role Introduction

Reports to: Application Manager

This role is responsible for understanding business needs and driving technology direction and solution delivery within a business domain.  In collaboration with key stakeholders, the incumbent should understand how and how well the business is supported by the IT product or applications in their area.  You are responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of IT product or application with high deliverables that are aligned with the business vision and goals by managing a very energetic team using different 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

 

Technology Design and Implementation

  • Cross-team collaboration with the developers, analyst and architects to architect and develop the best technical design. Conceptualise and propose solution approaches based on the latest technology (including but not limit to mobile technology, wearable devices, blockchain, chatbot, machine learning) and airline industrial practise (including but not limit to IATA Resolutions, One-World Digital Practice, NDC, One-Order, Travel ID)
  • Planning, designing, developing, implementing, and supporting IT products and applications to meet the customer and IT needs
  • Facilitate design walkthroughs with IT and business people to validate solutions against business requirements and IT architecture
  • Provide an escalation point for solution analysts in order to deliver business solutions that include technology implementations and/or adaptations
  • Generates ideas and develop new approaches to improve overall system design and/or streamline delivery of product/system
  • Keep abreast of latest trends in technology, industry and corresponding business domain
  • Cross-team collaboration with the application manager to contribute to the strategic road map

 

Project Delivery

  • Focus on medium to large scale initiatives
  • Accountable to initiate, define, plan and execute tasks / initiatives
  • Drive to test all solution aspects including but not limited to security, performance, integration
  • Facilitate project progress through relevant gates
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the software development team and external 3rd parties as required
  • Proactively ensure that the team members are provided with the necessary organizational insight to make effective decision
  • Accountable for making timely risk mitigation decision and mobilising resources for projects by considering operational and financial metrics

 

People Management

  • Accountable for team resource planning
  • Manage external 3rd parties as required
  • Provides direction and mentorship to less experienced people

 

The Senior Solution Lead may also:

  • Be directly involved in implement solutions in an Agile development team
  • Directly manage one or more Solution Analysts
  • Take up the role of surrogate Product Owner / BU SME (generally Senior)
  • Coach Solution Analysts on any aspect of their role
  • Act as an IT practice champion or be an Agile coach if required
  • Promote DevSecOps practice and data strategy defined by Enterprise Architect and provide the necessary feedback to improve relevant practice and strategy
Requirements

Minimum:

  • Degree qualification in Information Technology related discipline, Masters preferred
  • 6+ years of related IT experience covering but not limited to:
    • Software development
    • System analysis
    • Business analysis
    • Solution definition
    • System Testing
  • 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
  • Experience with SAP functionality and able to demonstrate hands on experience will be a huge advantage, functional areas covering but not limited to:
    • FI/CO / Projects / Treasury / Cash Management / Banking
    • SAP BW/ Business Objects / Business Intelligence
    • Profitability and Cost Management
    • Business Planning & Consolidation
  • 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

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that with effect from 1 December 2021, all employees must be vaccinated in order to access Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

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