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Job Description

Company Overview:

For a leading player in the Travel & Transportation industry, specializing in innovative IT software products, transforming maritime through technology. We are building an ISV, on a mission to revolutionize the digital landscape in the sector and are seeking an experienced Enterprise Solution Architect to help us drive the ISV vision and achieve this goal. This role is critical in shaping the future of our business and driving digital transformation throughout the maritime value chain.
Key Responsibilities:
As an Enterprise Solution Architect you will play a pivotal role in architecting and designing IT solutions for our software product company and aliging same with the wider service portfolio if the ISV. We are looking for an individual who possesses the following important requirements:
Experience as an Architect and Design Authority:
  • Lead and oversee architecture and design activities, including review boards and documentation, for an IT software product company covering the maritime value chain;
  • Develop and maintain a strategic vision for technology and architecture in alignment with the organization's goals;
  • Ensure adherence to industry best practices and standards in solution design.
  • Transition the proven best practices from aviation into the maritime sector.
Experience as a lead Architect or CTO for an Independent Software Vendor (ISV):
  • Enterprise Architecture the scale-up of our ISV business;
  • Select , document and implement cloud-native principles and platform strategies to build greenfield product or enhance product offerings;
  • Drive data exchange capabilities to support seamless integration with other systems and services.
  • Proven track record in an industry of similar scope and spectrum of challenges.
Expertise in IT Systems Integration and Composability:
  • Apply key principles of IT systems integration, promoting composability in architecture, modularity of the portfolio, and land & expand in the go to market;
  • Design solutions that facilitate the smooth exchange of data and services across our software products.  
A role with an outcome In this role, you will:
  • Provide guidance and design to cost tradeoff on how to select and grow with a tech platform framework.
  • Remain at the fore front of the latest methods, solutions, and market trends in the ISV Industry to be a trusted architect for our product roadmap and customer project needs.
  • Develop future-state solution architectures, design transformation roadmaps, and offer advice on execution.
  • Act as the end-to-end solution authority from deployment to operation, including CI/CD and DevOps;
  • Lead and participate in various transformation workstreams, such as IT strategies, technology assessments, software development, cloud migrations, and procurement strategies.
  • Interact with CxO level executives across the Travel and transportation industries.
  • Foster innovation and develop winning strategies for our clients as the industry evolves.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in designing innovative solutions and coordinating the documentation of architectural blueprints.
  • Act as a trusted advisor for trends in cloud, IoT, automation, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, DevOps, agile methodologies, blockchain, and other relevant domains.
What's on Offer:
  • A stimulating and professional working environment within a dynamic team of functional and domain experts.
  • Exciting projects and complex problems to solve using the latest technologies.
  • Collaboration with an international team of partners’ architects, allowing for extensive knowledge exchange and innovation.
  • Deep focus on a specific vertical - the Travel & Transportation industry.
  • A supportive culture that fosters professional and personal development in a mesh of cultures in a Mediterranean IT hub  
  • A degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience.
  • More than 5 years of experience in transformational technology, digital solutions, integration services, and consulting.
  • Proven hands on expertise in design, deployment, configuration, operation, and support for strategic projects.
  • Strong consultative selling skills, collaborating closely with customer executives and internal senior management.
  • Coordinating design activity between key architectures and IT functions to ensure alignment with business and IT strategy.
  • Enthusiasm for staying up to date with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in the IT industry.
  • Experience with enterprise applications and Hyperscaler / Platform technologies, such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, Salesforce, SAP, Microsoft 365, and ServiceNow.
  • Experience with methodologies and tools like Design Thinking, Roadmapping, Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, TOGAF, and Agile frameworks (SAFe).
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with fluency in English.
Experience Plus
  • 5+ years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of data-driven software solutions for an ISV.
  • Hands-on experience in building high-quality distributed systems and microservices, with a focus on scalability, resilience, and observability.
  • Experience with containers and orchestration platforms like Kubernetes or OpenShift.
  • Proficiency in integration patterns and best practices, domain-driven design, and event-driven patterns.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines, DevOps, automation, agile methodologies, automated testing, and code quality.
  • Broad knowledge of technologies for building customer systems, including web portals, and mobile apps under consideration of remote/ offline connectivity.
  • Experience with distributed streaming or processing platforms such as Kafka or cloud-based alternatives.
  • Previous experience in transforming heterogeneous and conservative industries with state of the art software architecture