Application Development Manager

Application Development Manager Royston, Hertfordshire - Flexible Working Permanent Competitive Package of £ 90-110K Circa. £ 65-80K Base Salary Bonus Pension and Benefits Johnson Matthey are actively seeking an Application Development Manager to be based in our Royston , Hertfordshire office on a permanent basis. Johnson Matthey IT (JM IT) is Johnson Matthey's global IT function responsible for ensuring that our IT capabilities are not only able to support and integrate technologies but can also offer insight into future IT tools that could provide us with a competitive edge and improved operating efficiencies.? We are currently in the process of a global IT transformation with several large programmes running and about to start. The main purpose of the Application Development Manager is to lead on technical decisions, manage the development lifecycle and to support all technical resources across technology stacks. Ensuring all applications are consistently available in line with SLA expectations and in line with Johnson Matthey standards and policies. Key responsibilities:? Act as a technical authority for software development across technology areas. Manage development resource to meet project and BAU demands. Maintain Agile and DevOps practices and ensure team adheres to this way of working. Ensure applications/services are developed to specifications in line with architecture, technical and security standards. Ensure all changes delivered by the team are tested appropriately in line with JM standards. Ensure IT services provided using the Lotus Notes, Microsoft and open source technologies meet the required service level agreements (SLAs)/key performance indicators (KPIs) for availability, capacity and performance. Act as leader and mentor to the team on a day-to-day basis and perform midyear appraisals and progress personal development plans. Generate status reports for stakeholders. Maintain and manage stakeholder and third-party relationships. Provide technical guidance to team members across projects and operations. Ensure company policies, standards and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are always adhered to. As a member of the global JM IT community, you will be a champion of the department's values and culture, while demonstrating and openly encouraging the behaviours expected from a professional, best in-class, IT team. Background and experience needed: Significant experience managing and operating support for Microsoft and Java technical applications that enable core business processes/functions. Experience of developing applications on Azure and AWS. Managing 3rd party service providers to ensure maximum value Resource management and running agile development teams for projects and business as usual, using the SCRUM methodology Transitioning team members from one department to another Managing diverse global teams to work together as one virtual resource Managing budgets and forecasts Technical knowledge of open source and Microsoft frameworks would be an advantage An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends Chemical and/or Metal Trading Industry experience beneficial A little about us Johnson Matthey is?a FSTE100?multinational?speciality?chemicals?and sustainable technologies business headquartered in the UK. Our vision is for a world that's cleaner and healthier; today and for future generations. We apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us. How to apply: If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion This job was originally posted as

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