Solution Architect

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Directorate: IAG Tech

Company Description

About IAG Tech
IAG Tech is a community of IT and digital professionals from across the International Airlines Group (IAG). We drive the technology behind some of the biggest and most successful brands in global aviation, including British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Iberia. 
Brought together in 2019, we are a unique community with a shared vision to deliver Technology Excellence and be recognised as industry leaders in the use of technology.
Our mission is to delight customers, enable employees, accelerate business performance, protect our business and increase shareholder value, through the innovative and agile use of technology and data.

We use product-centric delivery teams using agile methods to implement new capabilities at pace and maximise business outcomes. With a relentless focus on improving system performance and stability, we continually strive to find new and better ways to innovate and support the Group.

Our Values
At IAG Tech we share common values to help us create the right culture to underpin our thriving community:
Innovation | we value identifying new ways of using technology to solve business challenges
Empowerment | we value giving people the freedom to operate, that they take accountability, and collaborate with colleagues
Professionalism | we value having and developing the right knowledge and competency to be able to do our jobs to the best of our ability 
Transparency | we value honesty and integrity and always share the reality in a manner the business understands
Agility | we value responsiveness, speed and flexibility in everything we do
We celebrate when we see great examples of our values in action and challenge each other when we see these values being ignored.

Job Description

In this role, you will work closely with our Seniors Solution Architects to understand and define solutions to business problems. You'll support the creation and maintenance of architectural designs and help documenting functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Defines solutions to complex business problems using a wide range of artefacts, methods and tools and uses expertise and knowledge within a specific business domain to drive the transformational change of applications.

  • Facilitates the structuring of business problems to ensure functional and non-functional requirements are clearly understood, aligned with business objectives and are traceable in the technical solution design. During the implementation phase, ensures any deviations from the agreed solution are managed with the project to deliver a successful outcome.

  • Maintains a view of business and technical capabilities and applications within a specialist business domain, ensuring technical integrity and alignment with business requirements and the ongoing support of applications in line with obsolescence and security requirements.

  • Ensures that strategic transformational change is embedded within IAG Tech, influencing and leveraging relationships to gain buy-in of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Management of key supplier relationships, ensuring the quality of supplier deliverables meets Group standards and fit with strategic business requirements on a continuing basis.



  • Experience in software development for more than 10 years
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming paradigms & principles (OOP, SOLID, KISS, YAGNI)
  • Architectural, Enterprise and Design Patterns
  • Core expertise in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, .Net or JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Knowledge of DDD concepts for modeling complex business domains and mapping them to software solutions.
  • Familiarity with testing methodologies to ensure code quality (TDD, BDD)
  • Understanding of various testing types, including unit testing, integration testing, performance testing, and security testing.
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear and concise documentation, including architectural diagrams, solution blueprints, and technical specifications.
  • C4 or UML
  • Familiarity with various architecture types, such as monolithic, microservices, event-driven, and service-oriented
  • Experience in designing highly scalable, available, and resilient systems.
  • Understanding of cloud-native principles, such as scalability, elasticity, and containerization.
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Infrastructure as Code
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Effective understanding and documentation of business requirements
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a continuous learning mindset
  • Ability to work under supervision and positively respond to feedback

Additional Information

The chance to enjoy a challenging career in an exciting, fast-moving environment in a dynamic industry, working in a multi-cultural environment with great offices in many locations. We aim to provide all our people with a work/life balance, as well as the many benefits offered by a global organisation, including health insurance, pension, and performance bonuses

Diversity and Inclusion
IAG Tech is part of the IAG GBS organisation, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that we can only deliver the required business outcomes if we have a thriving community of technology professionals. Together we strive to become the very best at what we do.

We focus on making Tech a great place to work, with a community that we feel proud to belong to. To help make this a reality, our people strategy focuses on six key domains: Engagement, Talent Management, Reward and Recognition, Performance Management, Learning and Development and Culture. 

We understand the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace to deliver this strategy – everyone should feel part of our team. We want to foster an inclusive workplace, celebrate individuality and embrace differences so that everyone in IAG Tech can achieve their goals and ambitions, regardless of their personal circumstances or background. 

As a Group, IAG has an ambition that 40% of senior management roles are held by women by 2025. IAG Tech fully supports that ambition, and we are working to help make it a reality. With this in mind, we have set ourselves the challenging target of recruiting 50% female colleagues by 2030.

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