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Engineering Enablement Lead

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Our Technology teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Technology Specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As Engineering Enablement Lead, you will be accountable for the enablement and adoption of a new set of Software Engineering and Delivery Principles to Primark.

You will be a part of Primark's Engineering Practice, where we aim to enable more frequent and faster deployments, improve software quality, reduce change failure rate and improve the mean time to recover in the event of an issue occurring.

What You'll Get
The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first.
Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices

What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Responsible for leading the design & delivery of DevOps Practices, Tools, Automation and Strategies.
  • Accountable for the enablement and management of products and services in terms of providing the tools, pipelines and guardrails through self-service and facilitating through support/coaching/incubation.
  • Enable the engineering experience so that engineers (dev + ops) can focus on delivering high-quality products and services.
  • Own the strategy for this area and ensure that key stakeholders are informed.
  • Build strong relationships with both our internal senior stakeholders and key partner stakeholders to ensure a seamless software delivery capability across the Primark Technology and Business Domains.
  • Operational accountability/responsibility for the software delivery capability, enabling multi-location and time-zone availability.
  • Partner with Shared services as required and Drive SI & application vendors to meet and exceed expectations.

What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • 10+ years in Software testing and delivery with at least 5 being in the capacity as manager/leader.
  • Cloud experience (Azure) & knowledge of MACH architecture.
  • Experience with Testing tools and suites such as HP ALM, Octane, Atlassian JIRA & JSM, Selenium etc.
  • Excellent people management, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • High availability, DR & BC experience an advantage
  • Experience with CI/CD and related DevOps tooling
  • Risk management & commercial awareness
  • Stakeholder/Customer-focused with strong communication and negotiation skills

Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist .

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including the right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.


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