DevOps Manager -

3+ months agoBrentford, United Kingdom

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Feb 2 2021

DevOps Manager -

Are you excited about Consumers and Consumer Engagement? Do you want to be part of the world's largest Consumer Healthcare organisation that helps millions of people to do more, feel better and live longer with numerous over the counter brands such as Zentrum, Sensodyne, Panadol, Voltaren and others? Do you want to join and lead the team who is proud to inspire GSK to elevate the Consumer Experience to the next level? Are you an Engineering Lead with in-depth experience and growth mindset?

Who are we?

Consumer Relations Tech is a team that creates and owns technology that brings GSK and consumers together:

  • We enable a dialogue that solves our consumers' product related problems
  • We provide technology that helps the expert teams collaborate to ensure consumers use our products safely
  • We capture the voice of our consumers that helps GSK Consumer Healthcare to understand their needs better
Our team is currently evolving our approaches to adopt a DevOps mindset and approach, and we are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager who will help and lead the transformation.


Are you the perfect candidate for this role?
  • Are you a Tech Manager with the growth mindset?
  • Are you inspired by continuous improvement?
  • Are you energised by seeing the outcomes of leading the team and its transformation?
  • Do you have Salesforce Service Cloud experience?
If so - look no further and apply using a link on this page!

How you will spend your time as our DevOps Manager?

As an DevOps Manager - Consumer Relations Tech at GSK Consumer Healthcare, you will be responsible for all software engineering activities relating to our CRMS ( Service Cloud) platform within Consumer Healthcare. You will be accountable for building and supporting high quality enterprise standard solutions and features that deliver value to our consumers and internal customers, whilst maximising opportunities for automation to increase throughput of the team and reduce delivery cycle times.

In addition, you will be responsible within the Consumer Relations Tech team for ensuring that both culture and practices of DevOps are implemented within our team to deliver continued improvements in both development and support processes across the team.

Your role will consist of:

Technical Leadership
  • Responsible for all engineering activities relating to our CRMS ( platform within Consumer Healthcare, building enterprise standard solutions and features that deliver value to our Internal and external customers.
  • Provision of hands-on technical leadership to the team to ensure they are "building and supporting things right" and that solutions are fit for purpose.
  • Overall responsibility for the technical design, build and support of the CRMS product, which includes but not limited to:
    • high-performance, reusable and reliable Apex / Java code in line with Industry best practices.
    • re-usable Integration services using Industry standard protocols and patterns (XML, JSON, Webservices, HTTP/HTTPS and batch integration).
    • technical design and development of custom objects, custom fields, picklists, page layouts, workflow, approval processes, validation rules, Visualforce pages, dashboards according to application requirements
  • Collaborate closely with the Product Manager and Platform Architect to provide early input and validate technical feasibility of proposed solutions and improve upon process
  • Provide Senior Leaders with proactive recommendations to improve the business performance and identify growth opportunities
Team Leadership
  • Line management responsibility of the DevOps team consisting of 7 permanent team members and 6 contingent workers
  • Manage the team to ensure optimal delivery and ensure the correct resource is in place to meet demand
  • Coach and mentor team members to ensure they are building the correct technical and non-technical skills to be successful within a high performing team.
DevOps Transformation Manager
  • Championing the mindset of DevOps and Agile within the team to achieve business benefits including: Faster Time to Market, Faster ROI, Predictable Release Cadence, Optimized Delivery Times, Cost Optimization, Waste Elimination and Risk Reduction.
  • Working with the Product Managers, Scrum Master and Agile Coach to help embed DevOps culture.
  • Responsibility for identifying opportunities to automate non-value added and recurring activities and identifying long-term options such as self-service.
  • Advocating and Embedding DevOps engineering concepts and practices such as Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Lean Architecture and Design, Refactoring, Code Review, Code Quality and Automated Testing (TDD, BDD, ATDD), Branching Strategy, Continuous Monitoring.
You will be successful if:
  • Self-motivated to experiment with new technology to continuously challenge the norm
  • Ability to find creative technical solutions to complex business problems
  • Experienced lead and motivator of high performing team of developers and support.
  • Exposure to Agile software development and ITIL Operations and Good understanding of agile methods and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban.
  • Solutioning experience in Salesforce Service Cloud (certified administrator, certified developer)
  • Relevant IT experience (developer, technical lead, development lead or engineering lead),
  • Business Level English Language
You will thrive if you also:
  • Have led an environment undergoing a shift to DevOps.
  • Experience as IT DevOps lead
  • Experience of having Implemented CI / CD tools such as GitHub, Bamboo and Jenkins, Including the build of pipelines.
  • Experience in Systems Administration and/or Systems customization preferably in MS Azure and Power BI
  • Experience working with GxP validated tech products.
  • Experience in vendor management.
  • Strong customer service skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communications skills with both highly technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to communicate and present technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to Influence others to achieve buy-in to proposed solutions / recommendations.
Interested in Joining the Team?

Please apply via our online portal providing your CV and Cover Letter.
(Please take a personal copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available online post closure of the advert)



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