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TECH LEAD

City:  Solna
Job Function:  IT

About SAS and our purpose

Since 1946, we have kept Scandinavia connected to the world and the world to Scandinavia. We have been frontrunners in the air – but the future we head into is ever-changing. We need to be one step ahead. That is why we now make the largest move within Digital and IT in the history of SAS. We will employ 100 new people working with data engineering, data science, UX design, front- and back end development and more, to a new inhouse department – leading the way for aviation into the future. Our ambitions transcend those of our industry – and this team will be the center of our most accelerated technological transformation so far. 

As part of our inhouse department, you will be a guiding star to implement a true digital-first approach throughout SAS. We are dedicated to becoming the airline with absolute integration between business, people, and technology, creating a seamless travel experience for our customers. Given the freedom to bring in your own ideas, you will be provided opportunities to impact the future of SAS, aviation, and a more sustainable air travel. Together, we will continue to transform aviation for generations to come.
 

We are SAS, and we move Scandinavia. We fly because the world is moving, and it needs our help to stay in motion. Will you get on board and join our journey?

 

Challenges you will work on

The Tech Lead within the development organization is responsible for aligning the development community and architecture within all departments at SAS. This is a hands-on role with a natural place inside a tech team. The role includes architectural alignment, coaching the development teams in improved ways-of-working and facilitating collaboration. You can also expect to join other teams in hands-on deep dives in particular challenges if needed.

The purpose of this role is to secure a stable operations and agile development solutions - both customer facing front-end interfaces and back-end stability and development as well as ensuring integrations with other applications. In particular- promoting reuse, modularization and maintainability is something that requires close communication and innovation.
 

As a Tech Lead at SAS you will;

  • Ensure that Enterprise Architecture and IT security requirements are met and the solutions are designed in alignment with Digital & IT overall target architecture
  • Engage in continuously enhancing the overall target architecture and tech principles to ensure that it is accurate and relevant
  • Contribute to IT development and operations for SAS to create industry leading digital services for customers preparing to travel and while travelling 
  • Driving software craftsmanship and a continuous delivery mindset. 
  • Remove obstacles for the organization and promote to SAS general tech principles. 
  • Solve architectural challenges together with the development teams and leaders
  • Coordinate integrations with SAS portfolio (e.g. SEIP, NAP, EDW) and external integrations with other Tech leads and external suppliers
  • Ensure collection of data as well as easy access for the team and business stakeholders
  • Enable microservices to other DevOps teams where applicable
  • Ensure back-end and front-end alignment 
  • Understand different regulations and be able to translate that into working software such as: Accessibility and GDPR.
  • Understand how to recognize and mitigate application security risks
  • Participate in negotiations with external suppliers as a tech/architecture expert
     

To be successful, we believe you should have:

  • Proven experience as a senior software engineer, ideally with exposure to both ‘world-class rapidly growing technology first’ working with customer facing solutions and businesses going thru digital transformation at significant scale. 
  • Possess a deep understanding of how to translate business goals into tech strategies.
  • Experience of developing software in the travel domain is highly valued.
  • A demonstrable track record as a full stack developer and/or tech lead, driving significant impact.
  • You need to be up to date with the latest development practice and tooling and be prepared to work side by side with developers to help them grow. You have great communication skills and you can engage with both the developer community and those who are less technical in their daily work.
     

This is why we love SAS

  • Purposeful: Be part of a historical transformation on a continuous journey to create a new and seamless way to travel, with opportunities to solve challenges that no one has cracked before 
  • Flexible: Office, Home, Norway, Copenhagen – wherever you are, Scandinavia is your home and flexibility is at our core
  • Adventurous: We grow by making the world smaller. Discounted airline tickets providing you, your family and friends to travel the world at great prices.
  • Personal: Opportunity to work on many challenges and initiatives 
  • Innovative: Building in-house development of products allows for freedom to bring in own ideas
  • Ownership: Opportunity of bringing initiatives from ideas into end-point delivery


We engage a Digital First mindset, encouraging a fail fast, learn fast environment with cross functional and agile teams focusing on fast delivery, quick iterations, and collaboration. We develop in-house products with usage of modern, innovative technologies allowing for freedom to bring in own ideas and creating a real impact. We offer an exciting setting surrounded by industry talent, where you are encouraged to challenge the status quo while simultaneously getting the support you need to develop your desired skills and expertise. If this sounds appealing, we believe that SAS is   the right place for you. 
 

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SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the global leader in sustainable aviation. We will reduce total carbon emissions 25 percent by 2025, by using more sustainable aviation fuel and our modern fleet with fuel-efficient aircraft. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. SAS is a founding member of the Star Alliance™, and together with its partner airlines offers a wide network worldwide.