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Platform Lead - Data Lake Platform Full Time

at ASOS in London (Published at 09-12-2018)

Here at ASOS, we want to give everyone the confidence to be their best self, because, when you?re at your best, you can achieve amazing things.Our Technology team pioneer incredible solutions that change the way our millions of customers can access fashion. We believe that fashion can make you look, feel and be the best version of you and it?s this feeling of empowerment that we want our ASOSers to experience while working with us. Our ASOSers reflect the diverse society they live in; we celebrate our differences and welcome people from all different walks of life. We?re looking for people who can live and breathe our values of being authentic, brave and creative and we don?t care about labels- we recognise there are endless ways to be ?you?.So, who are you? Come join the adventure and let?s find out
About the role
We?re looking for a Platform Lead to join ASOS Tech to own the design, development and operation of the Data Lake platform., where our expertise in landing and staging data is centred. ASOS is investing heavily in its people and processes to support the realisation of data as a shared enterprise asset. This is an opportunity to provide real leadership in a fundamental business area.The Data Lake platform comprises a number of cross disciplined teams focussed on creating capabilities to support a devolved, high productivity model for landing batch and event driven data; for staging data into Parque, JSON and tabular formats for consumption by Enterprise Reporting, Advanced Analytics and Data Science teams; for ensuring the data is discoverable, correctly classified and available.Our people that make up the teams have maximum autonomy to get Data Lake capability and data products into production, owning them from cradle to grave. We?re building them out using a combination of Azure Data Lake Store, Azure Data Factory, our own custom Services, and Azure DataBricks to deliver the capabilities we need. As the biggest consumer of Microsoft Azure resources in Europe, we have the full backing of the Microsoft product lab in achieving our aims.As Platform Lead you?ll take accountability for these teams: drive their roadmaps, get the budgets they need to be successful we need, sort out their impediments and create an environment in which eArchitectureveryone can be productive.
What you?ll be doing:
  • Be accountable for planning and delivery of the Data Lake capabilities and data products, working closely with the relevant business product manager(s) and appropriate stakeholders

  • Manage the finances for the platforms

  • Contribute to, agree and continuously review the roadmap with the product manager

  • Ensure all non-functional aspects of the platform are addressed; including scalability, security, maintainability and supportability

  • Drive the day-to-day operations, monitoring and maintenance of the platform to ensure reliable, predictable and efficient service. Proactively monitor production performance to help guide future development and opportunities for technical or functional improvement

  • Work closely with other platform teams/project management/release management that may be dependent on/impacted by changes in the platform scope or technical implementation

  • Recruit, develop and grow the talent and people capability within the platform technology team; optimising the mix and use of strategic partners, internal capability and 3rd parties.

  • Provide leadership to your team of Agile Development Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects, Software, Big Data and QA Engineers.

  • Own and continuously improve the software development process including testing, build and deployment and code quality

  • Identify opportunities for technical innovation that add value to the platform

  • Define and agree platform boundaries and how it affects future system implementations with related platforms

  • Manage internal and external stakeholder relationships; report to stakeholders on technology investment and benefits realisation.

  • Oversee the development of technical partnerships and governance for any 3rd party technology providers used for the platform

  • Define, agree, track and communicate Platform KPIs and actively manage Platform risks and issues.

We?d like to meet someone who has:
  • Credible influencing skills with strong background in software delivery/programme management

  • Experience working in a mobile focused ecommerce environment and an understanding of data principles, data culture, Data Lake and Data Science technologies and processes

  • A passion for high productivity software engineering

  • Experience directing both internal and external software engineering teams

  • Strong financial/budget management experience

  • Experience working with technology partners and SaaS vendors

What?s in it for you:
  • A truly unique and agile working environment where you?ll be surrounded by a diverse range of passionate experts, with two common interests:technology & innovation

  • Generous salary, bonus and pension matching

  • Life insurance, free private medical care, cycle to work scheme + more

  • A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you

  • Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes

  • 25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again!

  • Free onsite gym, plus personal training and wellness rooms

  • Tech Develops Days? one day per month dedicated to developing yourself and developing others within Tech

  • Tech Presents days- breakfast mornings to collaborate and share your work with other teams

  • An active social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ?Give A Week Away? opportunities to visit our charity partners in India, company-wide celebrations across Christmas and Summer to name just a few

  • Huge staff discounts and sample sales

  • Plus much more?

Technology at ASOS

ASOS is the UK?s number one fashion and beauty destination, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Technology is at heart of this business growth and by delivering incredible solutions we?re able to pioneer the technical innovation needed to keep our 20-something market engaged, the cloud based architecture to support our global reach and the agile engineering methods to deliver value fast.


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