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  • Principal Architect – Infrastructure - 22000342

    United Arab Emirates
    Closing Date: Aug 15th 2022


  • The IT Infrastructure Architect - Systems (PSS) is responsible for the design and implementation of server infrastructure for the PSS system as part of the PSS project. He/she ensures that the FZ hosted PSS system can cope with the rapid growth of flydubai in both size and complexity over the next 10 years. He/she ensures that the PSS system leverages the latest server infrastructure to provide a cost effective, safe and scalable  solution for flydubai

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
     
    Key Activities 

    1. Design the server infrastructure solution for FZ hosted PSS platform taking into account the following parameters:
      a. current transaction volume
      b. projected growth in transactions
      c. current data/transaction complexity
      d. future data/transaction complexity
      e. data security regulatory requirements
      f. business requirements related to storage
      g. b-to-b communication and interfacing requirements of the PSS platform
      h. b-to-c communication and interfacing requirements of the PSS platform
    2. Build of server infrastructure solution for FZ hosted PSS platform
    3. Testing of server infrastructure solution for FZ hosted PSS platform
    4. Implementation of server infrastructure solution for FZ hosted PSS platform
    5. Ongoing maintenance of server infrastructure solution for FZ hosted PSS platform
    6. Ongoing enhancement of server infrastructure solution for FZ hosted PSS platform
    7. Research and recommend innovative solutions for PSS server infrastructure requirements taking into account locally hosted, cloud and hybrid solution options
    8. Ensure that all PSS data is stored and backed up to ensure that in the event of a system failure, FZ data and system security is not compromised
    9. Define and document the PSS server infrastructure related SLAs
    10. Implement the PSS server infrastructure related SLAs
    11. Monitor/Measure the PSS server infrastructure related SLAs
    12. Report on the PSS server infrastructure related SLAs
    13. Provide input to PSS DR system design
    14. Develop and document the relevant PSS server infrastructure SOPs 
    15. Ensure that PSS server infrastructure solution is in keeping with overall IT server infrastructure strategy  and that existing server infrastructure designs, processes, procedures, etc can be leveraged by the PSS solution
    16. Ensure that fludubai has the correct staff headcount, skillsets, training and policies and procedures to maintain PSS server infrastructure
    17. Act as a technical and functional SME for the PSS project
    18. Install server infrastructure, peripherals, services, settings, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements for the PSS project
    19. Planning and implementing various server infrastructure solutions related to the PSS project and related systems
    20. Install, configure and maintain load balancers related to the PSS network infrastructure
    21. PSS Data center physical server infrastructure management
    22. server infrastructure SME for PSS projects 
    23. Partner with Technical Architects  to develop and maintain enterprise documentation and architecture server infrastructure diagrams 
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. Implement server infrastructure maintenance and management procedures and ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms 
    27. Provides guidance and mentoring to the Network and Security team

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS

    Minimum Qualification
    BS or BA degree, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education, training or work experience 
    Relevant HP and Cisco Certifications (Cisco CCNP or HP ASE)
    ITIL 

    Experience
    15+years experience in IT server infrastructure design
    10+ years experience in IT server infrastructure design in the airline/aviation domain
    10+ years experience in IT server infrastructure design in the airline commercial systems domain
    IT Technical system designer in at least 1 PSS implementation within the last 5 years
    10 + years’ proven experience in Microsoft operating systems, Active Directory & Domain architecture, NTFS permissions, WINS, DNS, DHCP, OS security, Hyper V, MS Exchange
    7+ years proved experience in maintainance of the server infrastructure of a PSS Platform, prefereably not one hosted on a mainframe platform
    5+ years proven experience working on a high transaction volume, high availability, mission critical system
    Familiarity with IT Security and Architecture reviews
    Familiarity with handling and mitigating attacks related to viruses, and malware
    Hands-on investigation and log analysis exposure
    Experience with IBM/HP/Huawei SAN storage systems

    CORE COMPETENCIES

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