ABOUT US Welcome to SITA... We lead one of the most exciting and advanced industries on earth. Around the world, nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology, almost every airport and airline does business with us, and it’s our job to support their operations.
As the world's leading air transport IT and communications specialist, we’re committed to meeting the demands of the air transport industry around the clock, every day.
Our Vision : Easy air travel every step of the way WHY SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED? With us there are no limits for people looking to explore the edges of possibility and beyond.
Together, we Go.Far. Challenge : Our people take on some of the biggest challenges in our industry. They aren't afraid to think bigger, work harder and deliver smarter solutions that are continuously transforming air travel.
Opportunity : Taking on these challenges opens up a world of opportunities for our people. We make sure they have the chance to develop their skills, explore new horizons and grow their careers in a global organization.
At SITA we believe that creating and nurturing an inclusive culture is about who we are as an organisation, and as an employer.
Diversity is more than a target to us, it’s a key part out of our collective identity PURPOSE Provide enterprise technology direction for the IT Infrastructure to the senior leadership team and manage a team of architects to provide the strategic architectural framework of standard patterns ready for consumption and analysis and design of various technical aspects of projects in a distributed environment often cutting across multiple lines of business and solution lines.
Review and approve published strategies, policies and standards while contributing to the SITA body of knowledge in the areas of architecture design standards and methods.
Accountable for integration of the Infrastructure architecture into the overall City Plan to support application delivery and understanding and adoption of the Infrastructure in the SITA product portfolio. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Formulate appropriate problem-solving frameworks to address client specific issues in a comprehensive manner.
Extend SITA's body of knowledge and acts as a significant contributor to SITA standards;
Develop solutions that reflect strategic long-term direction and planning with a complete understanding of interdependencies;
Proactively develop understanding and insights into broader business issues;
Evaluate and examine productivity tools;
Review functional models and standards and validate their acceptability;
Approve and publish functional models and standards;
Provide leadership and direction to Lead Architects;
Mentor senior technology professionals;
Assess difficult requirements and develop innovative models;
Leverage SITA Methodologies to produce results in a timely and predictable manner;
Champion industry-specific technology initiatives;
Act as a recognized authority in Infrastructure and Security architecture and technology areas and recognized internally as a leader who provides guidance advice and direction on a range of architecture and technology topics
Define key terms and concepts.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Minimum of 12 to 15+ years IT experience or equivalent experience in a relevant environment.
Complete understanding of technology and competitive market positioning of SITA products.
Complete understanding of how to leverage technology to meet business requirements.
Thorough understanding of industry drivers.
Strong expertise in several solution portfolio area (networking passenger self-service etc.).
Strong understanding of Enterprise Architecture / IT Strategy preferably supported by recognised qualifications and peer recognition in the industry.
Knowledgeable about SITA architecture direction methodologies policies and practices.
Knowledgeable on how components are connected and interact.
Strong knowledge of standard engineering principles theories concepts and techniques.
Strong understanding of system integration and hardware issues.
Substantive knowledge of own work accompanied with an awareness of interdependencies across multiple disciplines.
Demonstrate a practical awareness of other architectures.
Demonstrate analytical flexibility and versatility.
Demonstrate core engineering competencies.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in a technical discipline - Computer Science Engineering Mathematics or sufficient work experience to demonstrate proficiency at this level.
Advanced degree(s) and / or professional qualifications preferred.
If you apply we will carefully review your fit against the position criteria and feedback to you. If your profile does not meet the criteria, we will retain your profile as an active applicant for future consideration.