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VAC4330 - Solution Architect (UAE National)

Secteur Information Technology
Lieu Dubai, U.A.E.
Date de Fermeture 27-Oct-2019
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has long-lasting impact on economies and society and creates a better future for everyone.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

We make sure cargo keeps moving so people have the things they need, when they need them, helping economies grow and nations prosper. It’s an important job, and one that requires smart, proud, passionate people working all across the world – people who are not afraid to innovate and find new ways of driving our business forward. We foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and respect. Our global workforce is made up of 45,000 people with over 110 different nationalities who bring their experience and expertise together, allowing us to be a global leader.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovation we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.


About the Role

DP World is developing digital trade solutions that are based on the latest technologies and using distributed systems often using cloud solutions. We need to design a robust solution architecture that is in sync with the business requirements, by leveraging a hybrid best-in-class technology landscape, micro-services patterns and developing products based on Agile methodology.

The Solution Architect is responsible for the design, development and delivery of competitive technology products that are aligned with the company’s revenue and product objectives. The role will need to apply the best practices of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery following a DevSecOps philosophy.

The primary capability for this role is the ability to communicate complex technical concepts with different audiences, including technical team members and senior stakeholders while compartmentalizing the architecture to the technical team members to be able to develop their individual components. Also, the Solution Architect will take the responsibility for the solution integrity and security of the product.


Key Accountabilities
  • Liaise with the Product Owners/Business Analysts to understand the functional requirements and business expectations for the various product features.
  • Develop an Enterprise Architecture (EA) plan that can be distilled into various solution architecture blueprints that best fits a certain business need.
  • Develop the product road map along with the Product Owners and own all the non-functional (technical debt) sections of the product backlog.
  • Identify and implement the SDLC toolset that will aid in the Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration pipeline.
  • Research the underlying open source tools and frameworks that are used in the various digital products and develop migration paths that are presented to the Head of the Department with appropriate cost-benefit analysis.
  • Conduct “show and tell” sessions to the engineering team on new concepts and design readiness to implement sprints that bring new concepts into the main product development life cycle.
  • Liaise with Group Internal IT Audit team and external auditors to certify the products and development life cycle against the Group IT policies and best practices.
  • Develop key modules/libraries across the various products that can be reused across the engineering teams.
  • Assume responsibility for code quality across the various teams and implement best practices for writing good quality code. 
  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviors in harmony with DP World’s Founder’s Principles, values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computers or a relevant discipline 

Minimum Experience:

  • 10 years overall experience with at least 3 years in developing distributed systems
  • 5 years’ experience in software architecture design

Job Specific Skills:

  • Enterprise Architecture Concepts
  • Product Management & Agile Project Management
  • Certified AWS Architect Professional or equivalent certifications
  • Enterprise Java 11 and Spring 5 framework
  • Use of Design tools such as Visio, BPMN etc.

Generic Skills:

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Able to work under pressure and handle parallel task without compromising quality
  • Coaching & Mentoring


Other Information

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position.


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