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API Transformation DevOps Delivery Lead


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At Bank of Ireland we are changing.  We are committed to enabling our colleagues to thrive and offer agile ways of working to maximise choice and flexibility in how we work and live. Varying degrees of optionality apply depending on the role.  For more detailed information on this role, please contact us, or let us know your preferred working arrangements when you apply.

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At the heart of our purpose is our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity: To foster an inclusive working environment where all colleagues are enabled to reach their full potential. We are working to develop a more inclusive and diverse environment, supported by the development of our Employee Support Networks.

API Transformation DevOps Delivery Lead

Dublin, Ireland | Permanent | Full time

API Transformation DevOps Delivery Lead

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full time

API Transformation DevOps Delivery Lead

The API Transformation DevOps Deliver Lead will own the API and integration Platform technology and is accountable for the development lifecycle, providing technical leadership and direction to the supplier led agile squads (and shared services), tracking and delivering to budget and achieving a low risk, repeatable, transition into service. The Delivery Lead will work in an Agile, DevSecOps Factory model.

Key Accountabilities

  • Works with Group Change & IT Architecture colleagues to gather and manage demand across the enterprise
  • Maintains cost forecasts, develops accurate estimation tools and manages the overall delivery budget; maturing it from an initial Project based funding model towards managing from a central budget with fixed capacity, scheduled through an empowered prioritisation forum
  • Owns the internal and customer facing governance and performance reporting
  • Works with the DPMO to manage central shared services provided to the factory such as; 3rdparty resource on-boarding, project stage-gate management and financial reporting
  • Provides overall delivery leadership including day to day decision making with the supplier management team and delivery squads across multi channels (business and consumer)
  • Works in conjunction with factory leadership & IT Architecture to deliver product road maps providing technical expertise and leadership to the IT Engineering Delivery function
  • Establishes, evaluates and reports relevant agile metrics to continually drive high quality delivery
  • Contributes to the organisation transformation efforts to drive an agility mind set
  • Works with multi vendors to ensure full stack developers across multi-channel engineering discipline
  • Owns and drives the Software Configuration Management plan across multiple squads ensuring effective adoption of SCM, continuous integration and dev/ops processing within the factory
  • Leads the team in a transition to continuous delivery driving automation of build, deployment and test
  • Provides recommendations and assist in determining which feature/projects to prioritise and make trade-off between technical debt and new functionality
  • Removes impediments to ease the development path - driving down cycle time from initiation to customer value
  • Works with colleagues across IT Engineering Delivery to manage technical resources and services provided in to the factory to ensure quality and cost expectation are met
  • Works with Group Change colleagues to manage the end to end delivery process; Initial Demand and sizing, through to detailed Business Requirements and the acceptance testing / handover of built and tested API solutions into broader IT delivery programmes

Essential Qualifications

3rd level degree in similar discipline or equivalent experience

Essential Skills & Experience

The Transformation DevOps Delivery Lead is a role requiring skills and experience in:

  • Building high performing engineering teams by mentoring coaching and developing full stack engineers
  • Technical experience of the end to end SDLC including (on-premise and cloud hosting); waterfall & agile methodologies, dev/ops processes, management of solution design and development teams, automation tooling, code management and environment services
  • Experience leading API-first engineering teams with a relentless focus on delivering business value
  • Enterprise experience and knowledge of API technology and architecture
  • Knowledge of modern API platforms, container and microservice architectures and best practices
  • Experience of API governance, operating models and stakeholder management
  • Experience of API production and service management
  • Management experience within a complex business environment, including leading and influencing substantial numbers of non-direct reports and multiple 3rdparty suppliers
  • Deep understanding of IT Industry best practice in software delivery
  • People Management - leadership and management skills, influencing and relationship building
  • Stakeholder Management - effective management of internal and external stakeholder interests across a complex organisational structure, including partnerships
  • Supplier Management - integration of suppliers in the delivery of integrated test solutions
  • Risk management - understanding of the delivery risks faced by IT delivery and the controls in place to manage & mitigate these risks
  • Credibility and confidence working at senior levels in the organisation, including C-suite executives

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Leader
  • One Group, one team - Leader
  • Agile - Leader
  • Manage Risk - Leader
  • Champion Transformation - Leader

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Jan 23, 2021

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