TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. Payments & Mobile is a global team within TUI technology responsible for TUI’s Global Payment services and Mobile apps. We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts across Architecture, Engineering, DevOps, and Agile Delivery providing services across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and Aviation, Cruises, and destinations worldwide.
We are looking for a talented and dedicated leader to join the Payments & Mobile technology organisation which looks after TUI’s Global Payment services and Mobile applications.
The Solution Architect plays a pivotal role, rationalising, identifying, and exploiting existing and new technologies, developing the Platform Architecture Blueprints, Strategy and Roadmap in line with the wider Digital Platform Strategies. Engaging, mentoring, supporting and motivating team members in their development the Solution Architect provides opportunities and guidance that enable the transfer of learning into effective practice.
You are an advocate for state-of-the-art Payments and Cloud architectures within the domain and are well-connected within the global Architecture communities.
ABOUT THE JOB:
As a Solution Architect, you are responsible for the creation of technology and organisational transformation activities and technology direction. In collaboration with technology leaders including the Head of Architecture and other senior architects, you will help shape a vision and strategies regarding IT architecture to translate business opportunities and customer expectations into innovative IT solutions within Payments & Mobile domain.
You will use your excellent facilitation and solicitation skills to effectively engage with teams to enhance their capability, continuously exploring new ways to improve the quality of solutions, ensuring that options are considered, and recommended approaches are clearly designed with valuable solutions. You champion policies, standards and practices and help define and execute the technology strategy for TUI and each domain, using your knowledge of compliance and integrity of the business strategies.
You identify and implement improvement architectural practices in an agile environment and map the discrepancy between the current processes and the desired state to continuously innovate processes and adapt them to market trends. You also ensure that technical implementation is in accordance with the enterprise and solution architecture standards, and the objectives of the organisation.
You maintain a strong understanding of the bigger picture, keeping yourself continuously informed of the latest innovations, technologies, patterns and practices in Cloud and Payments spaces. You think ahead and understand the overall business context and strategy and use these insights to shape emergent architecture of TUI Payment services and surrounding infrastructure. You ensure we have the architecture capacity, capabilities, and culture to deliver business outcomes sustainably and with the right level of quality from the outset.
You use your deep skills to help teams improve their expertise in building first class Payment services powered by latest Cloud architectures across the Domain. You never come across as preachy or dogmatic, but you are always clear and vocal about what you believe in. You always drive for technical excellence, ownership, and self-organisation at team level. You help the team to find a balance between tactical solutions and long-term platform sustainability and maintainability.
You research, evaluate and test new processes and tools, helping teams use them effectively, and you collaborate closely with Technology Leads to increase the Payments, Cloud and DevSecOps maturity in all teams to help achieve the agreed OKRs/goals at team and domain level.
As an experienced Solutions Architect you have solid experience delivering secure, scalable, reliable, maintainable Payments services. You enjoy working in a fast-paced agile environment and find joy delighting our customers with best-in-class experience. You will participate in, or even lead, domain-wide engineering excellence efforts and propose high impact initiatives and projects. You and your colleagues will work closely with Technology Leads, DevSecOps specialists and other Architects to continuously improve the domain’s Cloud and Payments capabilities.
You are an active member of the global Payments, Cloud and Architecture communities. You love to learn and acquire new skills and you enjoy teaching others. You are not afraid to get stuck in and work directly with teams – you hate being in an ivory tower.
ABOUT OUR OFFER
We are one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies. Our market-leading brands in the UK include TUI, First Choice and Marella Cruises.