Solution Analyst - Big Data Platform and Data Engineering

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

Reports to: Senior Solution Lead, Big Data Platform and Data Engineering

Department: Information Technology (IMT)

This role, Solution Analyst, Big Data Platform and Data Engineering, is the analyst that understands the IT product or applications in their area and how these can support the business.  The main focuses are to provide subject matter technical competence in designing, implementing, maintaining and administrating the Big Data Platform, data pipelines and machine learning solutions.

You are responsible to develop solutions to bridge gaps and make sure the project scope is maintained, and solutions implemented in line with design.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Engagement

  • Support pre-project consulting for a portfolio pipeline of initiatives
  • Capture business challenges and requirements
  • Analyze technically viable ideas to improve the business performance
  • Interact and work closely with solution provider or internal teams

Technology Design and Implementation

  • Build and support large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks on Amazon Cloud Platform and hybrid cloud environments
  • Collaborate with application development teams, architects, Data Scientists and Machine Learning experts and stakeholders
  • Develop, implement, and support IT products and applications to meet the customer and IT needs
  • Contribute best practices in continuous integration and delivery
  • Generate ideas to improve data quality
  • Streamline delivery of product/system with adherence to security policy and data governance framework

Project Delivery

  • Focus on multiple small to medium to large scale initiatives
  • Plan and execute tasks / initiatives
  • Test all solution aspects including but not limited to security, performance, integration
  • Facilitate project progress through relevant gates
  • Understand areas of risk and act on the mitigation for the projects
  • Adapt to changes as per project progress

People Development

  • Keep abreast of latest trends in technology, industry and corresponding business domain

The Solution Analyst also:

  • Participate in Product Vertical Teams to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver product objectives through adopting Agile development practices
  • Act as an IT practitioner



  • 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
  • At least 2 years of experience in leading the solution implementation of high volume heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems such as EMR, BigQuery, Hadoop
  • Experience in application development methodologies, Big Data Architecture, ELT design, and real time streaming
  • Experience in cloud based design and development, data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques on cloud platform(s), preferably Amazon core services and writing distributed, high-volume services
  • Knowledge in Spark, python, R, Hadoop ecosystems, Node.js, open source development framework etc.
  • Knowledge in Machine Learning and data wrangling
  • Experience in agile development processes and data-driven development
  • Proven experience in applying Software Engineering best practices and techniques such as structured analysis, use cases and formal estimation
  • 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


  • Developing Professional Expertise
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Accountability
  • Continuous improvement and Innovation
  • Teamwork and building partnerships
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

Application deadline: 22 January 2021

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