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Application Platform Manager, London;Witney

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Audley Travel is one of the world's leading tailor-made travel businesses with operations in the UK and North America. Although like many industries travel faces much disruption, Audley is uniquely positioned to continue it's stellar track record of growth when travel once again returns. We are undertaking a major business transformation, underpinned by significant investment in technology and the role represents an exciting opportunity to join the Technology team and be based in either the Witney office, Oxfordshire or the Shepherd's Bush office in London. As an Application Platform Manager you will:

  • Lead the development and operations of Audley's in-house developed applications with responsibility for their technical architecture, security, Azure cloud components, automated testing, deployment and monitoring
  • Lead and develop your team's capabilities and working practices to improve velocity, release quality and service availability
  • Support the Head of Business Applications with technical strategy, roadmaps and balancing development with removal of technical debt
  • Be a key part of a team that provides service support for these business-critical applications 
To succeed in this role, it is essential you can demonstrate you have:
  • Successfully led an application development function to deliver a backlog of project related development, enhancement and 3rd line support
  • Established effective collaboration with other development teams who consume the API based services you provide
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft technology, software development practices, cloud, architectures and automation that resulted in well-designed and robust solutions
  • Improved the capabilities of a team's Agile and DevOps ways of working that resulted in meeting business needs quicker whilst also reducing defects and operational workload
What we are looking for:
  • Demonstrated ability to develop CI/CD pipelines (Azure Pipelines) including source code management (Azure Repos), unit testing, code assurance tools (currently Resharpener), automated deployment (Terrafrom), automated test tools (Specflow, Postman) and KPI's/metrics to monitor the performance of services (Azure Monitor)
  • Extensive development experience in Microsoft software technologies including C# and SQL
  • Gravitas to be able to engage with senior stakeholders to discuss business strategy, prioritisation and KPI's for delivery and service operations
  • A passion for understanding how your team can improve the business performance metrics of the Sales & Service teams
  • A leader who is ever-learning, open to adopting new ways of working and able to create a culture of excellence in Agile development, engineering and operations
  • Strong attention to detail, consideration of the full implications and what is needed to deliver an outcome
  • Embodies the Audley values of being positive, being the difference, being one team and being passionate about travel
The package:

Salary is dependent on experience with great benefits on offer.

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