For Group IT - TUI InfoTec GmbH we are seeking with immediate effect a: Head of API Transformation (m/w/d)

The Head of API Transformation (HoAT) leads Group and Regional IT integration technology through transformation to all major business capabilities being exposed internally (and externally where applicable) as APIs. Reporting into the Group CTO, the HoAT will be a key focal point for the successful implementation of TUIs API strategy. The key responsibilities are the following:

  • Form strong and lasting relationships with senior executives to build a trustful engagement that emphasises the initiatives benefits while focusing on the business true priorities
  • Work with Group and Regional Architecture, Engineering and Delivery leadership and teams to define policy, standards, guidelines, target architecture, design patterns and technology choices
  • Work with Group and Regional Architecture and Operations to define operational approach / tools and KPIs
  • Work with Group and Regional business teams to analyse short, medium and long term benefits and build implementation plans
  • Work with Procurement department to identify and engage vendors
  • Work with HR department to identify skill / training needs within the organisation
  • Work with Finance department on cost plans and present compelling business cases to executive committees and boards
  • Lead the creation of a common platform and the overall transformation to a Cloud business with greater agility and strong cost benefit structure
  • Build the team that will own the core platform and become the Centre of Excellence helping projects and functions to gain the benefits of the new platform
  • Work with other platform owners and senior architects to ensure the entire technology infrastructure works together and scales with the business

Please note: The location of the position is flexible.

  • Academic background in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a comparable qualification
  • Professional experience in senior technology leadership roles
  • Experience of designing and improving API designs working closely with product owners as well as designing and implementing externally facing API products for B2B and B2C consumption
  • Understanding of concepts like API catalogues or periodic tables
  • Experience and deep understanding of the cost models involved in cloud and on-prem API gateway solutions
  • Deep understanding of the complexities of data model design and interface design to provide robust APIs
  • Experience at multi-national enterprise level heavily utilising one or more of the following technologies: APIgee, Mashery, AWS API Gateway, Strongloop, 3Scale etc
  • Experience of adopting combinations of internal and external gateways as part of a cost-effective migration strategy to cloud
  • Deep appreciation of micro-services design patterns and frameworks and how they can be practically utilised by projects
  • Wide and deep technical architecture experience with specific reference to implementing APIs and micro-services
  • Ability to coach and direct teams of architects and engineers and experience of leading actual, virtual, matrix and global teams of technical architects 
  • Experience in setting up and running technical centres of excellence
  • Comfortable in working with senior executives in C-Suite
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with IT and business functions to design and deploy appropriate technology solutions
  • Ability to understand complex business and political drivers of a Group and Regional business
  • Excellent vendor relationship management experience
  • Clear strategic thinker with the ability to think laterally and translate this into proposals which are clearly communicated and easily understandable by business leaders and the technical community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, German language skills are a plus

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