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Solution Lead - Data Integration and Data Governance

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

Reports to: Senior Solution Lead, Data Integration and Data Governance 

This role, Solution Lead, Data Integration and Data Governance, is the subject matter expert that understands how and how well the business is supported by the IT product or applications in their area.  The main focuses are to provide subject matter technical leadership in implementing and maintaining end-to-end integrated operational data store and data integration, as well as data governance execution across the corporate. You are responsible to define 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 and communicate business direction, challenges and requirements
  • Support business process change
  • Analyze commercially and technically viable ideas to improve the business performance
  • Develop and maintain a cross departmental view of IT and business
  • Interact and work closely with solution provider or internal senior management
  • Promote and maintain the agreed 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

  • Understand and translate business needs into integrated operational data store and data integration solutions as well as ETL solutions.
  • Collaborate with the Application Development teams to implement data strategies, build data flows and develop conceptual data models.
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of integrated data domains and underlying data sources
  • Cross-team collaboration with the developers, analyst and architects to architect and develop the best technical design. Conceptualise and propose solution approaches
  • Design, develop, implement, and support IT products and applications to meet the customer and IT needs
  • Initiate 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
  • Generate ideas and develop new approaches to improve overall system design and/or streamline delivery of product/system


Data Governance Design and Implementation

  • Contribute in the development of enterprise data management strategies and data governance policies
  • Plan, design, develop and implement data registry, data classification, metadata and data profiling, data element mapping on IT systems in use in the corporate
  • Initiate the ongoing implementation of data governance across IT systems with adherence to the enterprise data governance policies and security requirements
  • Generate ideas and develop the data registry framework and support IT and business stakeholders in the data classification and data registry process
  • Promote and maintain the culture of data protection and governance awareness across the corporate


Project Delivery

  • Focus on multiple medium to large scale initiatives
  • Initiate, define, plan and execute tasks / initiatives
  • 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
  • Identify areas of risk and prepare strategies for mitigation for the projects


People Management

  • Contribute to team resource planning
  • Manage external 3rd parties
  • Keep abreast of latest trends in technology, industry and corresponding business domain

The Solution Lead also:

  • Participate in Product Vertical Teams to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver product objectives through adopting Agile development practices
  • Perform the role of surrogate Product Owner / BU SME (generally Senior)
  • Mentor Solution Analysts on any aspect of their role
  • Act as an IT practice champion or be an Agile coach if required

  • Degree qualification in Information Technology related discipline, Masters preferred
  • 8+ years of related IT experience covering but not limited to:
    • Software development
    • System analysis
    • Business analysisan>
    • Solution definition
    • System Testing
  • At least 3 years of experience with tools and technologies (data integration/ETL, reporting, metadata management, data quality management, corporate performance management etc.), preferably using INFORMATICA tools and technologies such as PowerCenter or IDMC/IICS Data Integration Service, Test Data management and Managed Files Transfer
  • Strong in database concepts and competence in SQL query and optimization; preferably Oracle PL/SQL
  • Strong understanding of data model and database structure to be able to perform data discovery from IT systems
  • Proven extensive client facing experience with successful relationship management
  • Knowledge and experience in data protection regulatory requirements in different countries 
  • Hands on experience on Linux environment and scripting
  • 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 beneficialan>
  • Understanding of cloud, DevOps, APIs / Mobility would be added advantage
  • Experience in metadata management tool and data governance is beneficial
Personal & Application Information

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