Director, Solution Design
Shore Based - Southampton

Job reference: SBS-CEA-006197

Location: Shore Based - Southampton

Closing date: 09/03/2020

Employment type: Perm - Full Time

Department: CEAT

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly capable Director of Solution Design to join the Technology department here at Carnival UK and provide leadership within Solution Architecture space in driving value and thought leadership within the business.


We have big plans for the future and our industry is ripe for innovation. With 3 new ships on the horizon, our business is growing rapidly. As we embrace new technology we have the need to protect our organisation and customers from threats and risk. Be part of the journey and help to shape the future of our business!



The Role


The Director of Solution Design will report into the VP of Technology Architecture & Engineering and lead and manage a high performing Solution Design team through clear vision, coaching and support. This role plays a key part in the successful delivery of large, complex strategic programmes that cut across different business domains and brands, while ensuring that all outputs align to strategic architecture roadmap and objectives.


As an Architecture “thought leader”, you’ll provide clear direction to immediate and dependent teams for the role, function and approach of architecture and architects developing and governing solutions though-life. You will develop design method and team’s operating model in consultation with associated functions, continually improving these to deliver enhanced ways of working that address immediate and anticipated constraints (e.g. skills).


Please see the job description attached for all of the full details!



About You


We expect you to have proven experience in designing and monitoring varied architectures and delivering architectural solutions to solve business requirements and concerns. You will be a natural people leader, with experience working with teams based in different locations. You will have a strong experience in designing and delivering large and small scale change programmes and have an understanding of a broad range of technologies and pragmatic architectural approaches.


You will naturally build trustworthy relationships across various stakeholder groups and levels, demonstrating integrity and credibility in all circumstances. You will have excellent planning and organising skills with a strong ability to prioritise and effectively manage milestones. You will have a positive and enthusiastic approach to results and delivery.



About Us


This position has been levelled at CUK 05.


One of our core organisational values is that we are 'better together' and that’s why we’re working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture; where difference is respected and valued and where our people can be themselves. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do so we welcome applications from everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.


Carnival UK is the operating company for P&O Cruises & Cunard. We provide unforgettable holiday experiences and operate a winning culture to achieve standout success.


Our Cunard ships have been defining sophisticated ocean travel for over 175 years. Our ships have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.  We continue our legacy of luxury ocean travel with our flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, with Queen Mary 2 providing the only regularly scheduled transatlantic service between Southampton and New York. In 2022 our fourth Queen will join our Cunard fleet.


P&O Cruises has seven ships, including our flagship Britannia which joined our fleet in March 2015.  Our two new ships, the largest in the UK market, will join the fleet in 2020 and 2022, meaning we can offer more experiences tailored to British tastes - combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time.


It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why extraordinary, passionate people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential, attractive company benefits and incredible employee offers on discounted cruises we want your career with us to be successful and fun. 


Join us on our journey, apply now. 



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