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Tooling Architect

Direct Line Group

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Job Posting date: 03/07/2019

Closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £80,000

About Us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well-known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers.

We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we’re looking for:

Do you have a passion for Software Architecture and Development relating to IT Service Management?

Working within a small but crucial team, as the ITSM Tooling Architect, you will join DLG at an exciting junction for the group. We will deliver against our future transformation strategy, and look to establish, implement and build the ITSM Systems Architecture filled with Solutions, Systems and Tools which support and improve the IT Service Management capabilities across the group.

Who you’ll be working with:

You will be part of our Service Architecture function within Technology Services providing both strategic and operational tooling solutions to mature our ways of working to become ‘best of breed’ with the technology that underpins our IT Service Management (ITIL) strategy.

At DLG, and specifically with the Service Systems team, we understand that work makes up a significant part of our lives and we encourage a flexible, outcome based way of working in a diverse team of senior technical colleagues.

What you'll be doing:

  • Ensure that systems, platforms and solutions implemented (in-house developer or SaaS) are aligned with corporate strategies, architectures, processes, standards and plans.
  • Identify, design and build technical integrations with other systems as required (web services, data jobs etc)
  • Apply knowledge of ITSM based systems to solution designs and project engagements.
  • Contribute to the design and development of Service Management processes and ensure that new services utilise the systems we support.
  • Deliver against regular code release schedules to ensure systems are enhanced in line with business requirements and industry best practice.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for innovation, automation and continuous improvement in our systems and platforms which include all standard enterprise platform types (Wintel, Unix, Linux, MSSQL, MYSQL etc)
  • Business as usual management, including support, of our in-house and SaaS systems which include ServiceNow and SNOW.
  • Expertise with jQuery, JavaScript, Jelly, .NET Framework languages, HTML and CSS is required.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in supporting enterprise type infrastructure is desirable (Linux, Unix, Networking, Database, Windows Server, IIS etc)

What we’ll give you:

Come join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, with autonomy and exposure to industry leaders on huge household brand names. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge.

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