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Platform Manager
Title: Platform Manager
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £40,001.00 - £50,000.00
Salary per: annum
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About the role:

We are looking for an innovative, collaborative and decisive manager to take the overall accountability for a platform or range of platforms to include support in the creation and delivery of the platform technical strategy to cover the platform life cycle across delivery, Support, QA and Architecture. Working with other parts of Technology and the wider business and our customers to define and deliver a ‘fit for purpose’ platform and associated technologies that deliver the very best service to Cambridge University Press and our Customers.

The role will work across Project Delivery, QA and Support, taking accountability for the overall performance of the Platform and associated technologies in line with the Technical Strategy for that platform.

About you:

You have a strong and proven technical delivery and support experience for both delivery of new Platforms, enhancing existing platforms as well as responsibility for the performance and support of new and existing platforms managing a large user base. You will have exposure to Technical Strategy and its implementation related directly to Business Strategy and the delivery of a vision.

You will have experience of three or more of the following, waterfall delivery, Agile delivery, ITIL best Practice and Testing best practice.

You will be a natural collaborator with strong stakeholder management for working in a matrix organisation.

You have a strong leadership and team development qualities and had experience in working with and supervising teams globally.

You will have worked on customer critical solutions on one or more, delivering a very high level of service and exceeding expectations

You have commercial acumen and have been involved in 3rd party contract negotiation.

This is an important and visible role within both Technology and the wider business, leading the management on some of our business critical platforms.

Why Cambridge University Press?

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We’re one of the world’s most respected publisher, driven by the purpose of unlocking people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions.

We need determined individuals to help make this happen. We work in global teams, tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers.

We’re committed to creating a dynamic work environment that empowers you to be your best. Our benefits include group personal pension and free life assurance, an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), on-site fitness facilities, and many more. Furthermore, our Cambridge office is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.

Ref: JE19/137

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