Platforms Owner - 3rd Party

Job Reference : NRD-MAN-ITX-01519
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 takes leadership on our 3rd party IT platform/service provision, you will be focusing on effective management of supplier relationship vs business goals. 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 IT platforms under your ownership.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Defining and owning the roadmaps for Platforms under your ownership
  • Working with the relevant Product Owners, Project Managers and Delivery Managers to prioritise and schedule delivery
  • 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.
  • 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 within agreed levels, quality and cost
  • Build and manage effective relationships with 3rd part suppliers and application product vendors.
  • 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 leader, competent in discussing the technology with vendor escalation support team. You will be passionate about emerging technologies keen to engage and inspire a high performing team.

You will be able to describe key aspects of strategic systems and technology development plans

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

This role will suit individual who can deal comfortably with ambiguity and uncertainty; effective at working with unstructured teams, situations and environments;

Plan effectively resources and budget according to HR and finance business processes; experienced at recruiting staff; fulfils the regulatory agencies and reporting requirements