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Senior Solution Architect

For those of you who want to be part of something great... you'll get to deliver world class solutions to help us to transform the travel industry!

 

The Role

The Solutions Architect is involved from the early stages of the sales cycle through the development, implementation and integration of the solution to fit customer needs. This person will be highly technically proficient, an excellent communicator, have a strong customer orientation. They will be confident in advising our own project team and the customer on matters of design, enhancements, optimisation and implementation, while being commercially aware and able to make sound judgement calls. The architect is a team player who will build strong relationships with customers as well as internally with the Sales, Development, and Delivery teams. This role will be based out of our newly refurbished Manchester office.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with our team of Customer Success Directors as they meet customers, to provide the technical knowledge of our product.
  • Provide consultancy services to our customers as they implement our product. Manage the customer solution & system architecture.
  • Document requirements and solutions in a clear, professional manner.
  • Identify product enhancements required and design these new features.
  • Take a leadership role within the implementation team to deliver our product per the customer goals.
  • Work with our Operations team to analyse the performance of our systems in a production environment and evaluate enhancements to the operation of our product for performance and cost benefits.
  • Contribute to the long-term development of our product suite.

 

Technical Skills / Knowledge/ Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Solutions Architect
  • 7+ years in application design and development
  • Minimum 4 years of OO/Internet design experience
  •  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Expert in some or all of the following technologies: Java, J2EE, SOA, JBoss, Tomcat, JDBC, SOAP, REST, OOD/OOA, NET
  • Experience working with database systems – Oracle, Postgres, MongoDB
  • Proficiency in web technologies would be advantageous – HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery
  • Customer Facing Experience in previous roles required
  • Be a self-starter and the not accept the status quo.

Desirable

  • Travel technology and terminology experience

 

About Datalex

Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Commerce Platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Its customers include Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Malta, Air Transat, Copa Airlines, Hainan Group of Airlines, HP Enterprise Services, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Group, Philippine Airlines, SITA, STA Travel, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE: DLE).

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