Platform Owner - Middleware

Job Reference : NRD-MAN-ITX-01518
Closing Date : 20/10/2017
Salary : Circa £50k DOE + Excellent Benefits
Department : IT
Hours Per week : 36.17 hrs per week, M - F

N Brown Group delivers technology change using a combination of Agile and project delivery methodologies across multiple technology platforms. The Platform Owner role is looking after all aspects of our Middleware delivery portfolio. You will manage both an internal team of technical specialists and developers as well as third party development partners to deliver a single overall approach to Middleware development  across our Fusion Middleware platform as well as a number of other integration technologies. In this role you will plan, coordinate, and manage all activities and resources related to the delivery of the combined pipeline of change for all Middleware / integration platforms under your ownership.


Key responsibilities:

  • Defining and owning the roadmaps for Platforms under their ownership, mapping to technical and business led initiatives (including essential upgrades)
  • Manage multiple teams, of software designers, developers and testers and third-party suppliers ensuring the correct strategic mix of resources to balance cost and risk.
  • Engaging the most effective application development resources
  • Managing through the application lifecycle from design to deployment into the production environment.
  • Define and implement the N Brown processes, standards and tools in application design, development, integration, documentation and support, applying industry best practices and actively driving improvements.
  • Create a community of practice for the particular platform drawing on sources both internally and externally to N Brown to continuously improve how we deliver change.
  • Be seen as the single point of control for all matters relating to the platforms under ownership.
  • Driving change through the technology platforms to meet business needs and the N Brown change agenda
  • Delivery of application change to agreed levels, quality and cost through a complex mixed supplier base of internal, contract and third party teams.
  • Build and manage effective relationships with 3rd part suppliers and application product vendors.
  • Personnel management of internal teams providing direction and support including being responsible for performance reviews and management of all direct reports.
  • Establishing and agreeing the requirements for resources to ensure skills are available to meet current and future demand.
  • Working closely with the Service Managers and Application management functions to guide the development of service delivery concepts in the Platforms to ensure effective transition of application change into live service.
  • Work with the Architecture team to define and own application platform direction and planning initiatives.


What you’ll need to succeed:

We are looking for an experienced, passionate, competent and strategic platform owner, able to discuss the technology with vendor escalation support teams. You will have genuine interest in IT able to engage and inspire wider team with creative solutions.

You will be able to describe existing application product usage across all major functions/departments and has a comprehensive grasp of emerging technologies.

You will have wide ranging knowledge of application products/functions and have participated in the full spectrum of delivery activities on multiple development projects.

Ideal candidate will be able to deal comfortably with ambiguity and uncertainty; effective at working with unstructured teams, situations and environments;

You will have previous Line manager experience able to plan effectively resources and budget according to HR and finance business processes; experienced at recruiting staff; fulfils the regulatory agencies and reporting requirements.




This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.