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Technical Design Architect (Airline Industry)

  • Salary: £500 - £545 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hillingdon, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 04/09/2017
  • Job reference: J373474A

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Technical Design Architect / Design Lead - Airline Industry experience, Sabre Scheduling Systems, Airflite

Our client is seeking a Technical Design Architect for duration of 6 months, based in their Waterside, Harmondsworth office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on technical policies and standards
  • Provide guidance on security policies and standards
  • Assess quality of Front Door requests
  • Ensure licence implications are being considered
  • Ensure SLA level is agreed at an early stage and that the technical design is appropriate to support the required SLA
  • Validate firewall requests prior to submission
  • Ensure implementation plan is sufficiently detailed and includes all of the right IT teams and validate that implementation plans have been adequately tested / walked through
  • Ensure fall-back plans are viable and validate they have been adequately tested / walked through
  • Ensure that design has included appropriate visualisation / monitoring
  • Review and be comfortable with TDO prior to TDE
  • Review and be comfortable with material to be presented to Design Authority
  • Attend TDE and Design Authority
  • Identify technical teams that suppliers should deal with and perform necessary introductions
  • Advise on correct processes for getting things done and help with planning relevant activities on the project
  • Be first point of escalation and resolve if possible items related to getting other technical teams to do things, technical design issues, environment issues, network problems
  • Ensure all aspects have been considered e.g. supportability, operability, business continuity and disaster recovery, processes, system functionality, security, application roles and CD workflow

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working as Technical Design Lead
  • Previous experience providing assurance of output from other technical and functional resources
  • Excellent communication skills - written and spoken
  • Good influencing skills
  • Ability to absorb new/complex information quickly and identify key issues
  • Ability to manage risks and issues
  • Good self-organisation
  • Good team-working and influencing skills
  • Able to work well under times of pressure
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate workshops and meetings
  • Good working knowledge of key Office 365 products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Opco business knowledge
  • Good knowledge of IT project lifecycles
  • Airline industry and associated systems knowledge
  • Experience with Sabre Scheduling Systems (Airflite product range)

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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