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Mendix Operations and Small Change Manager (DevOps)

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Mendix Operations and Small Change Manager (DevOps)

(Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Fareham/Swindon

 

The opportunity: 

Zurich Insurance UK is expanding its DevOps team to meet the increasing demand for digital transformation.  The DevOps team is helping the business transform by improving efficiency and by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do via our digital transformation work.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the DevOps team as the Mendix Operations and Small Change Manager.  You will support and maintain the Mendix application portfolio and associated infrastructure, as well as execute small-change development.  Working directly with business teams across the UK and the wider IT and Operations team, you will ensure applications are available, and secure, and provide a timely response to software defects and incidents.

 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced IT operations manager (irrespective of the technologies) or an IT professional with the potential to develop and grow in the role. Ideally, you will be an experienced IT professional with a proven track record in people and stakeholder management.  You will be able to meet the operational needs of a growing portfolio of Mendix applications supporting multiple lines of business, translating defects, incidents and problems into requirements and resolutions.  You will also have a passion for software engineering excellence and a drive for improved applications and infrastructure performance and automation.

 

At Zurich Insurance, you will get the opportunity to grow and thrive in your career. You will get the chance to develop valuable skills, explore your passions and make a positive impact. Zurich can offer an exciting digital, technical and business environment in which to develop your skills; we support thousands of internal users and external customers through our Mendix applications and have built a wide portfolio of Mendix solutions – from significant digital transformation initiatives to innovative cloud-based mobile apps.  With the acceleration of Zurich’s digital transformation programme and Mendix expansion, you can be assured of a full pipeline of varied, interesting and stretching work with which to build your skills and experience.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven, proactive, confident self-starter who will thrive in a fast-paced environment to join our highly successful DevOps team.  If you are interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions, just click "Apply online" and also provide a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Provide leadership, management and mentoring of the Mendix Operations and Small Change team; having line management responsibilities for some staff.
  • Use the ‘Service Now’ portal to triage, clarify, prioritise, manage and resolve Mendix-related defects, incidents and problems.
  • Triage, clarify, prioritise, coordinate testing, schedule and develop app ‘small change’ across the Mendix platform, coordinating change with in-flight projects.
  • Assign and monitor Mendix configuration and development work to members of the Operations and Small Change team for execution.
  • Apply the latest DevOps Ops & SC Standard Operating Procedures, and DevOps Governance model to all development and operational activity.
  • Work across the business and clients to gather, understand, and define business requirements for small change or minor project delivery work.
  • Maintain, configure and support the Mendix Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline toolsets and processes via the team.
  • Engage with Product Owners to understand application and business roadmaps, and that Product Owners are meeting their responsibilities and obligations.
  • Work collaboratively in an Agile framework to design solutions that meet business requirements and that align with user story acceptance criteria.
  • Participate in key meetings with the business and clients including requirement gathering discovery sessions, Mendix, and technology demonstrations.
  • Ensure the business understands work that is chargeable and non-chargeable, and ensure they are cross-charged accordingly.
  • Report on Mendix Operations and Small Change status to the Mendix Lead.
  • Identify and implement strategic and operational improvements to Mendix applications.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in people management.
  • Experienced in translating business demand into requirements.
  • Experience in managing competing demands, from demanding stakeholders in a frenetic environment.
  • Have some software development experience.
  • Great interpersonal skills, and good written and oral communication skills – being able to talk directly to customers to understand requirements.
  • Enjoy problem-solving and think logically.
  • Work collaboratively with the business to turn ambiguity into requirements.
  • Contribute to working in a diverse team with different backgrounds and skills.
  • Take responsibility for a piece of work from start to finish.
  • Enjoy providing a supportive environment to growing people and a team to deliver first-class operational and development support.

Desirable:

  • Any Mendix low-code or other low-code platform experience
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Knowledge of DevOps and Cloud concepts

 

What will you get in return?

 

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

 

  • 12% pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days 
  • Annual company bonuses 
  • Contribution to medical cover 
  • Discounted technology offers 
  • Virtual GP appointments 
  • Discounted gym membership,  
  • Free flu jab 
  • Discounted gadget insurance  

At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

 

Who we are:

 

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers, and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives, and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

 

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

 

Further information:

 

At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers, and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind, we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs, or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement, and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

 

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. #LI-Hybrid

 

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