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IT Application Architect (PSS)



Ref: RP980-213

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The 'IT Application Architect - PSS' is responsible for end to end design, architecture and non-functional performance of PSS software. The role is also responsible for technical interactions with development partners, and ensure FZ Design Standards are applied uniformly across all vendors, resulting in consistent software


Key Activities

• Develop and maintain the Reservation System and associated systems
• Maintain and regularly update the Class Diagrams and Design deliverables related to PSS data structures
• Guide implementation of technology to be used in software development/design
• Understand end to end domain model of PSS related structures including but not limited to:

- ETicket
- Schedules
- Inventory
- Flights
- Customer Profiles
- Frequent Flyer/Loyalty Systems
- External Pricing Solutions
- Merchandising Solutions

• Lead PSS IT initiatives including Enterprise Service Bus, Business Middleware, SOA based reusable enterprise web service suite, API Gateway, technical architecture
• Work along with development vendors to ensure FZ application architecture design and development standards are followed, delivering best of breed solutions
• Review vendor design
• Optimise development effort, by bringing in best practices in application development
• Validate architectural fit and stability of data structures in PSS and related applications
• Implementation of new generation technology solutions for FZ hosted PSS platform, maximing revenue and minimising operational costs
• Research and recommend innovative solutions for PSS system taking into account locally hosted, cloud and hybrid solution options
• Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of application/transaction related issue, in development, testing, staging, production and DR environments as part of the PSS project
• Ensure the developed solution is validated against the agreed design
• Perform static code reviews and tool based reviews to ensure code quality and adequate code coverage
• Guide development of frameworks which will be extended by inhouse/vendors, aligning the hybrid solution development along acceptable standards
• Document, manage and move to production new applications/modules/functionality developed internally as well as by external vendors
• Align design of solutions alongside business objectives, and ensure organisational goals are met
• Ensure all applications and changes to applications fit the organization's technology infrastructure and business strategy
• Lead Proof of Concepts and Identification of Emerging Technologies, and ensure best of breed solutions are incorporated into FZ Application Library



Minimum Qualification

• Bachelor of Technology/Engineering (IT or equivalent discipline)
• Enterprise Architecture Framework: Togaf, Zachmann
• Middleware Integration: IBM Websphere, TIBCO Enterprise, BizTalk, Oracle Fusion, SOA, Business Process Management (BPM), Business Activity Monitoring

• 8+ years airline industry experience
• 6+ years experience working in airline software design
• 6+ years technical architecture experience
• At least five years of hands-on application development experience
• Broad knowledge of development platforms, languages and technologies
• Good knowledge of IATA standards for RES and DCS applications

• Knowledge / Skills - Highly skilled in design patterns
• Experience in working with Quality Structures such as SEI CMM, ITPM, Tik, 6 Sigma


• Customer Focus
• Team work
• Effective Communication
• Personal Accountability & Commitment to achieve
• Resilience and Flexibility (Can do attitude)
• Strategic Thinking
• Business Acumen
• Inspiring & Developing others
• Decision Making

About the Company

Dubai-based flydubai strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has:

  • Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 44 countries.
  • Opened up 62 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • Operates a single fleet type of 58 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023.

In addition, flydubai's agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai's economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai's vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

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