At Cathay Pacific, we share one common aspiration: to be the world's best airline. We believe in looking for the best in our people, in working as a team, in doing the right thing by our shareholders and our communities.
With a global team, we offer a diverse range of career choices and opportunities - in the air, on the ground; in customer service, in the office; managerial or professional roles. Our team of great people each plays a key role to deliver the quality service that we are famous for.
The IT Practice Lead is responsible for leading and building community of practices; continuously improving practice frameworks, processes and toolsets; and aligning and integrating with other IT practices, Planning & Governance teams, and EPMO processes.
Lead IT practices to enable quality outcomes and faster delivery:
-Develop and continuously improve the relevant IT Practice methodologies/frameworks, processes and toolsets.
-Seek best practices/innovation from internal and external sources that could be beneficial to the organization; and propose how it could adapted and implemented into the Cathay environment.
-Monitor IT practices and collect feedback using different methods.
-Define and enable the execution of the IT Quality Management Framework for a specific practice, including performance of health checks; and obtaining, analysing and communicating lessons learned.
-Manage the change being introduced by continuous improvement to improve adoption.
Lead and build community of practices to support high performing teams:
-Coach and provide ongoing advisory and consulting to practitioners and teams per the IT Practice Engagement Model.
-Train practitioners in the required practice methodologies/frameworks, processes and toolsets to enable their effectiveness and increase productivity.
-Lead and enable practice champions to promote practices and obtain feedback for continuous improvement.
-Represent the IT practice in the relevant recruitment of practitioner roles, evaluating candidates on competency and specific practice criteria.
Lead the alignment and integration with other IT Practices, Planning & Governance Teams, and EPMO processes, and provide timely and effective communications:
-Align and integrate the relevant practice methodologies/frameworks, processes and toolsets with other IT practices, with other Planning & Governance teams, and with EPMO processes.
-Support the IT practice content repository to ensure that content is accurate, relevant and up-to-date.
-Manage internal practice communications channels.
-Manage and facilitate practice meetings
Develop in-house capability through training, coaching, advisory services, as well as facilitation of collaboration among different communities of practice/product
-Conduct training needs analysis
-Facilitate skill and capability uplift programs to address gaps and to uplift the soft and hard skills and business knowledge of IT colleagues.
-Responsible for the ongoing management of the IT Graduate Trainee and Internship Programme
-Lead the annual recruitment and run the marketing campaign and run the competency-based including different phases such as campus interviews and on-site assessment centres
-Design and run the onboarding events and subsequent engagement activities
-Manage the rotations of the trainee according to the curriculum
-Provide coaching and advisory to the trainee community
-Drive innovations and support delivery of the Cathay Moments application
-Lead the IT Graduate Trainee in delivering the annual Hackathon
-Degree qualifications in Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines.
-Possess minimum 6 years of experience as a practitioner in the relevant practice, and minimum 10 years of related IT experience.
-Proven ability to effectively coach, consult with, and advise individuals and teams.
-Demonstrates leadership skills, and can influence decision making.
-Strong analysis and problem solving skills, with a focus on process improvement.
-Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups of stakeholders, with strengths in relationship and stakeholder management
-Passionate and ability to motivate and inspire teams
-Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
-Demonstrates experience in designing and running training sessions on practice-relevant topics.
-Demonstrates practical change management experience
-Keeps abreast across industry trends, findings and reports related their area of practice.
-Solid knowledge of end-to-end project delivery and system delivery lifecycles and methodologies.
-Airline knowledge is beneficial
Specific Practice Lead Requirements:
-Strong understanding of DevOps principles and practices, including continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), infrastructure as code, and configuration management.
-Experience designing end-to-end CI/CD pipelines with a focus on speed, security and quality.
-Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
-Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
Min. Yrs. of Experience