Solution Architect for Architecture Team (TUI)

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine

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TUI is the world’s leading tourism group. The broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella consists of strong tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and leading online portals, five airlines with around 150 aircraft, over 400 hotels, 17 cruise liners and many incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This integrated offering enables us to provide our 27 million customers with an unmatched holiday experience in 180 regions. A key feature of our corporate culture is our global responsibility for economic, environmental and social sustainability. This is reflected in more than 20 years of commitment to sustainable tourism. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 250 index, in the Quotation Board of the Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and regulated Market of the Hanover Stock Exchange.

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Description

On behalf of Ciklum Digital, Ciklum is looking for a Solution Architect to join Architecture Team on a full-time basis.

Responsibilities

Pre-sales activities:

  • Client engagement up to C level and senior stakeholder management – the ability to communicate the company strategy, solutions, services and technology stacks to key clients and stakeholders, build rapport and trust with the client
  • Play key role in preparing proposals and bids for medium to large opportunities
  • Work together with Project Manager on estimation, planning and scoping of the projects
  • Advise and consult potential clients on Ciklum solutions and services capabilities based on their needs and expectations

Solution Architecture design and Technology advisory:

  • Architect, design and develop custom solutions of project and program or operational scope (end-to-end: hardware, software, integration, security, etc. for the entire solution delivery life cycle)
  • Oversee platform selection as well as HW, SW, security and network components
  • Create project teams together with Project Manager, Business Analyst, Developers and QA teams to scope, plan, design, deliver, test and deploy end-to-end solutions
  • Act as most Senior technical expert on the project; provide inputs to Developers and QA teams
  • Design complete Solution Architecture based on business, operational and technical analysis
  • Write Technical and Application Specs based on collected catalogue of product requirements
  • Act as the mentor to domain related family of solution team leads and developers, build Skills Matrix for skills development and assessment, execute development and delivery of training

Requirements

  • Commercial experience in solution architecture design (more than 1 years):
    • develop long lasting relationships
    • ability to influence senior client decision makers
    • leading and supporting medium to large size solution delivery projects
    • analysis of business, product and technology requirements
    • business consulting and communication skills
  • Experience in Pre-sales, Proposal/Bid preparation
  • Excellent client facing, business consulting and communication skills
  • Fluent English
  • Relevant experience in software development with Java (more than 5 years)
  • Experience with guiding software development, testing, deployment and project management
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer Science, Computing Theory:
    • Paradigm & Principles
    • Database theory
    • Code testing practices
    • Algorithms
    • Architectural & Enterprise Patterns
    • Design patterns
    • Deployment patterns
    • Security patterns, computer security and networking vulnerability
  • Understanding of network interactions and protocols, conventions
  • Understanding of containerization and orchestration
  • Practical experience with:
    • Highload systems (e.g. Telecom billing)
    • Cloud technologies (AWS)
    • Microservices and Serverless architecture
    • RDBMS / NoSQL / Key-value storages
    • Messaging systems
    • Version control systems (GIT)
    • CI/CD tools (e.g. Gitlab Pipeline, Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo)
    • Practical experience with: Big Data

Desirable

  • Certifications on:
    • Architecture framework (SEI, TOGAF, etc.)
    • Cloud providers
    • Delivery processes (SAFe, Agile, etc)
  • Experience with:
    • Release Management tools & Configuration Management tools
    • Infrastructure as a code tools

What's in it for you

  • Participate in full-cycle software development process
  • Realisation of your innovative ideas in building Ciklum Solutions and Services
  • Competitive package depending on your experience, skills and contribution
  • Friendly collaborative teams and enjoyable working environment
  • Various corporate and social events