Technical Architect

Job description

Hard work. Great adventure. Better experience.

We are SmartWays – we help people grow and make a good career decision. We are specialist recruitment partner in IT Recruitment and we encourage you to join our IT Architects community.

We work with great companies across EMEA to drive their business outcomes with best-in-class IT Architects. We are currently looking for Technical Architects for our Clients across Europe.


Please read this carefully to find out if this offer is for You.

Our Partner is IAG GBS (Global Business Services). They are part of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s leading airline groups, with 546 aircraft flying to over 270 destinations, carrying more than 100 million passengers each year.


IAG GBS Group IT is looking for Technical Architects to join their team and foster IT transformation across all IAG’s operating companies. This Digital Transformation’s main goal is to build a hybrid Cloud together with Global partners, as well as migrate large number of applications to the Cloud.


This is unique environment, where entrepreneurial and ambitious people can deliver and develop by delivering high-quality, relevant technical solutions, across the Globe.


You will:

  • Deliver transformational change across IT Group IAG and its operating companies
  • Define common methods and shared services for the communication, storage, processing and access to information and its presentation across an increasing range of new digital channels both within and outside the Enterprise
  • Provide technical advice, deep specialist knowledge, guidance and support to Group IT and business stakeholders to ensure appropriate solutions are defined to meet business objectives.
  • Advise on technology enabled business transformation and define IT strategy, requirements, solutions and roadmaps that deliver the business objectives in the most cost-effective manner
  • Guide and influence senior business stakeholders and closely cooperate with Solution Architects to define roadmaps ensuring the adoption and delivery of the technical strategy
  • Lead and control technological diversity and reduction in legacy platforms minimizing the levels of maintenance, support and cost
  • Seek and identify opportunities for strategic business, information and technology change.
  • Ensure the consistency of governance of Group IT’s information, service and technology assets is aligned with business needs.


  • Proven experience within a large, complex, multi-domain architectural design, on multiple platforms
  • High level technical knowledge with ability to prepare documentation at a landscape and technical delivery of architectural roadmaps.
  • Ability to recognize priorities and guide others towards the accomplishment of strategic business goals and objectives.
  • Expertise in a strategic technical change within a large and complex organization.
  • Strong senior stakeholder management with proven ability at public speaking with ability to effectively articulate technology principles and persuasively communicating advantages of proposed approaches and solutions, in diverse, global environment.
  • Holistic knowledge and wide area of expertise in complex Systems integration, SOA Design, Cloud Technology, Solutions Modelling and Architecture Viewpoints.
  • Experienced in operating across multiple countries and cultures
  • Fluent English is a must.

What’s in it for you?

  • Building world - class, scalable and ultra-efficient solutions for reputable airline group
  • Becoming the significant contributor to an ongoing global digital transformation
  • Joining worldwide recognized airline group, offering cross-functional architectural assignments within IT development
  • Having a wide exposure to senior business stakeholders.


Do not hesitate to apply if you like to do things that matter. If you do not see yourself in a such position, please spread the word among other professionals who might be a fit.


Please take note that all applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.