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Solution Architect - South Brisbane, QLD

  • Queensland, QLD, Australia
  • Flight Centre
  • Full time

About your opportunity... 

Flight Centre Travel Group are seeking a seasoned Solution Architect to design cloud-native solutions and deliver new and enhanced business capabilities. The Solution Architect will be involved in the initial phases of large initiatives and projects, working with global product and engineering teams to solve complex business problems. You will also present technical/solution designs to Architecture Review Boards and across our Product & Engineering teams.

In this role, you will be required to be part of early phases proof-of-concepts ensuring technical solutions are explored.The Solution Architect will have expertise in a broad range of technologies, with proven experience in designing cloud-native architectures (ideally AWS). The Solution Architect will be an expert in our travel domain and our systems architecture.


What you will do...

  • Technical solution designs that meet our complex business needs that are aligned to strategy, architectural and product roadmaps
  • Analyse business requirements and problem solve to create the right solutions for our customers
  • Designing cloud-native architectures with simplicity and reuse at the forefront of our solution designs
  • Solution design of major software components, systems, and features including analysis, research, design, and documentation that fulfils business requirements
  • Documentation and presentation of solutions in sufficient detail to allow an estimation of the effort required for delivery
  • Presenting solutions across our global architecture review board including security, data, infrastructure, and application architectures
  • Collaborating with the business stakeholders to refine and understand the business requirements while considering existing system capabilities
  • Collaborating with Solution Architects, Technical Leads and Engineers to agree upon architectural solutions & standards.Technical
  • Design & build cloud-native solutions including hands-on proof of concepts
  • Research technologies and trends to contribute to our tech radar & solutions.Solution Delivery
  • Supporting Teams in understanding the dependencies between systems impacted by the solution to allow for effective planning
  • Assisting Teams in identifying risks and issues relating to the solution and any dependencies on other initiatives
  • Ensuring that the engineering team fully understands the solution and elaborating on the solution design where required to achieve this goal
  • Supporting the engineering teams in diagnosing and resolving architectural and technical issues in a consultative capacity throughout the project
  • Work closely with product to ensure our architecture roadmaps are progressively and incrementally built into our product lifecycle.


Who you are... 

  • 5+ years’ experience as a technical lead, software/solution/technical architect
  • 10 + years in software engineering with extensive experience working with cross-functional teams in building, designing, and delivering end-to-end solution architecture
  • Strong experience with building, designing, and delivering cloud-native applications that are built for global scale, reliable, secure, and performant
  • Proven experience in solving highly complex technical and business problems and present conceptual information to all levels of internal and external management
  • Extensive experience in solution architecture
  • Strong knowledge in architecture styles, such as Services-Oriented Architecture & Micro-Service based Architectures
  • Experience with data architecture, data platforms, tools, and data design concepts
  • You love driving for technical outcomes
  • Experience with databases and middleware
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills


Desired Experience...

  • PCI DSS/GDPRcompliance experience
  • AWS certifications such as Solutions Architecture
  • Exposure to the following areas: Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Redis and AWS services such as EKS, Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, S3, and CloudFront
  • Experience with observabilitytools, such as logging (Splunk, Kibana) and monitoring (New Relic)


What’s in it for you...

  • Generous remuneration structure and Employee Share Scheme
  • Travel and Accommodation discounts, in-house financial and health services, access to internal 24/7 gym and End-of-Trip Facility
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Flexible working environment, with WFH options available
  • Brightness Of Future: Employees have the right to see a clear pathway to achieving career ambitions, and promotion and transfers from within are our preference
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation, Responsible Travel Charter, and Brighter Futures programs


Who we are...

At Flight Centre Travel Group, our vision is to open up the world for those who want to see.

As a global travel retailer, our people come from all different backgrounds, and our connections spread to the far reaches of the globe. Together, we are a family.

We offer genuine opportunities for people to grow and evolve. We embrace new experiences, seize all opportunities, and empower all of our people to find their Brightness of Future.

We DREAM BIG through collaboration and innovation and are supported to make incredible ideas a reality. We deliver quality, innovative solutions that delight our customers and achieve our strategic priorities.

Irreverence. Ownership. Egalitarianism. 


FCTG does not accept unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles from external agencies or suppliers via any method.  If any candidates are submitted in an unsolicited manner, we will consider this as a direct candidate application to FCTG and no fee will be payable

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