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IT Infrastructure Architect (Network & Security) - PSS


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP980-147

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The 'IT Infrastructure Architect (Network & Security) - PSS' is responsible for the design and implementation of network and security solution for flydubai Datacenter on premise and in the cloud. He/she ensures that the FZ hosted Infrastructure can adequately and securely communicate with its own modules, FZ hosted hosted systems, 3rd part hosted systems and FZ Customers. He/she also ensures that it can cope with the rapid growth of flydubai in both size and complexity over the next 10 years. He/she ensures that the infrastructure, applications and solutions levereage the latest Network and security technologies to provide a cost effective, safe and scalable solution for flydubai


Key Activities

Design the network and security solution for FZ hosted Datacenters on premise and in the cloud, housing PSS, Application, Corporate and Backend Services Platform taking into account the following parameters:

- current transaction volume
- projected growth in transactions
- current data/transaction complexity
- future data/transaction complexity
- data security regulatory requirements
- business requirements related to storage
- b-to-b communication and interfacing requirements
- b-to-c communication and interfacing requirements

- Build of network and security solution for FZ hosted Infrastructure
- Testing of network and security solution for FZ hosted Infrastructure
- Oversee the Implementation of network and security solutions
- Ongoing maintenance of network and security solutions
- Ongoing enhancement of network and security solutions
- Research and recommend innovative solutions for FZ Network and Security requirements taking into account locally hosted, cloud and hybrid solution options
- Ensure that all critical data is stored and backed up to ensure that in the event of a system failure, FZ data and system security is not compromised
- Define and document the network and security related SLAs
- Define and Implement the network and security related SLAs
- Monitor/Measure the storage network and security related SLAs
- Define the network and security related SLAs
- Design, Deploy, Manage and Maintain the DR Infrastructure for various applications
- Develop and document the relevant network and security SOPs
- Ensure that network and security solutions are design in keeping with overall IT network and security strategy and that existing network and security designs, processes, procedures, etc can be leveraged by the proposed solutions.
- Ensure that fludubai has the correct staff headcount, skillsets, training and policies and procedures to maintain Infrastructure.
- Act as a technical and functional SME for the various Infrastructure Projects
- Install network hardware, peripherals, services, settings, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements for various Infrastructure Projects
- Planning and implementing various Lan/Wan/Wireless network solutions related to various Infrastructure Projects and related systems
- Installing networks/systems and performing analysis, reporting on network/system applications related to the Airline Specific suite of applications
- Configuring LDAP/LDAPS and other authentication technologies to support network infrastructure
- Install, configure and maintain Cisco and Fortigate Firewalls, VPN Concentrators and other security appliances related to the network infrastructure
- Install, configure and maintain application delivery load balancers related to the network infrastructure
- Data center physical networking, Cabling Design, Physical Security and Communication Management
- Network and Security SME for Infrastructure projects with network and security components
- Partner with Technical Architects to develop and maintain enterprise documentation and architecture network and security diagrams
- Lead performance management activities to recommend improvement plans geared to maximize the use of the available capacity, plan incremental systems, and technology capacity for future growth.
- Adhere to flydubai change management process and procedures for efficient use and handling of all resource changes (Hardware, software, service and data) to minimize the impact of Change-related faults.
- Implement LAN/WAN maintenance and management procedures and ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms
- Provides guidance and mentoring to the Network and Security team
- Design and Deploy Cloud Infrastructure Solutions based on the specific application requirements, including but not limited to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Rack Space.
- Design and Deploy Software Defined Networking Infrastructures including Cisco Application Centric Network Infrasructure with Spine and Leaf Architectures
- Design and Deploy Software Defined Data Center Infrastructure which include Cisco, VMWare, HyperV Networking Infrastructures with software defined Switches, Routers, Firewalls and Load Balancers.
- Design and Deploy Smart Branch Office Infrastructures that are cloud centric and hybrid Infrastructures including Wired/Wireless Data, Voice and Collaboration Infrastructure.
- Lead, Design and Enforce Network Function Virtualization (NFV) by introducing Virtual Functions of Physical Devices where possible within the Data Center or Branch Offices including but not limited to routers, firewalls, load balancers and similar devices.
- Understand Microsoft Infrastructure Technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, LDAP etc.
- Design and Deploy Intelligent Voice, SIP, Call Center and other Unified Communications Solutions
- Design, Enhance, Manage Network Admission Control Systems such as Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) or HP/Aruba Clear Pass
- Lead the team of Infrastructure engineers to design, deploy and manage the infrastructure solutions that are required as a part of various projects and applications being deployed as part of overall growth and strategy of flydubai.


Minimum Qualification

- BS or BA degree, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education, training or work experience
- A Cisco CCIE in RS, Data Center or Security are required


- 10 + years' proven experience in network and security field. With at least 5 years in the architecture and designing field.
- Hands on experience with routing (BGP,EIGRP, RIP, IGRP) and switching on Cisco and HP devices
- Hands on experience with Cisco ASA, Palo Alto and Fortigate Firewalls
- Expert Level knowledge of local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN), internet, email systems, telecommunications and data communications; standard operating systems, storage for local and distributed environments
- Strong understanding of and experience airline PSS systems and their related networks and data centres
- Understanding of IBM/HP/Huawei SAN storage systems.
- Expertise in using various monitoring, management, and capacity planning tools.
- Ability to capture and interpret wireshark logs for indepth packet level analysis
- Cisco Unified Communication Manager configuration

Knowledge / Skills

- Expert Level Routing/Switching and Service Provisioning
- Expert Level Understanding of BGP, OSPF Routing Protocols
- Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
- Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000 and 5000 Series Switching Platforms
- Firewalls: Cisco ASA, Fortigate, Palo Alto Firewalls
- Load Balancers: Citrix NetScalar, F5 Big IP, AWS ESLB
- Cloud Infrastructure: AWS, Microsoft Azure

Certificate / License required

- CCIE (Preferably in Data Center, Routing/Switching or Security)
- Cisco Professional Certifications
- Cisco Design Level Certifications


- Customer Focus
- Team work
- Effective Communication
- Personal Accountability & Commitment to achieve
- Resilience and Flexibility (Can do attitude)
- Strategic Thinking
- Business Acumen
- 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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