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Senior Platform Engineer

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

 

The role builds, operates and improves commonly required capabilities to create and run applications in a modern way.

Supports and consults business IT teams about the usage of these platform(s) and services to focus on delivering value at high speed.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Specialist advice

  • Actively maintains recognised expert level knowledge in one or more identifiable specialisms.
  • Provides definitive and expert advice in their specialist area(s).
  • Oversees the provision of specialist advice by others, consolidates expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives.
  • Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.

 

Emerging Technology Monitoring

  • Supports monitoring of the external environment and assessment of emerging technologies to evaluate the potential impacts, threats and opportunities to the organisation.
  • Contributes to the creation of reports, technology roadmapping and the sharing of knowledge and insights.

 

Programming/Software Development

  • Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends and refactors complex programs/scripts and integration software services.
  • Contributes to selection of the software development approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Applies agreed standards and tools, to achieve well-engineered outcomes.
  • Participates in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues' work.

 

System Design

  • Designs components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology.
  • Identifies and evaluates alternative design options and trade-offs.
  • Creates multiple design views to address the concerns of the different stakeholders of the architecture and to handle both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Models, simulates or prototypes the behaviour of proposed systems components to enable approval by stakeholders.
  • Produces detailed design specification to form the basis for construction of systems.
  • Reviews, verifies and improves own designs against specifications.

 

Database Design

  • Develops and maintains specialist knowledge of database and data warehouse concepts, design principles, architectures, software and facilities.
  • Assesses proposed changes to object/data structures, in order to evaluate alternative options.
  • Implements physical database designs to support transactional data requirements for performance and availability.
  • Implements data warehouse designs that support demands for business intelligence and data analytics.

 

Testing

  • Accepts responsibility for creation of test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of both functional and non-functional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability).
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements.
  • Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
  • Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools.
  • Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
  • Records and analyses actions and results, and maintains a defect register.
  • Reviews test results and modifies tests if necessary.
  • Provides reports on progress, anomalies, risks and issues associated with the overall project.
  • Reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases.
  • Provides specialist advice to support others.

 

Systems integration and build

  • Provides technical expertise to enable the configuration of software, other system components and equipment for systems testing.
  • Collaborates with technical teams to develop and agree system integration plans and report on progress.
  • Defines complex/new integration builds.
  • Ensures that integration test environments are correctly configured.
  • Designs, performs and reports results of tests of the integration build.
  • Identifies and documents system integration components for recording in the configuration management system.
  • Recommends and implements improvements to processes and tools.

 

Porting/software configuration

  • Configures software and equipment and tests platform-specific versions of one or more software products.
  • Reports the outcome of testing and identifies potential improvements to the process and to the software products according to agreed designs and standards.

 

Availability management

  • Contributes to the availability management process and its operation and performs defined availability management tasks.
  • Analyses service and component availability, reliability, maintainability and serviceability.
  • Ensures that services and components meet and continue to meet all of their agreed performance targets and service levels.
  • Implements arrangements for disaster recovery and documents recovery procedures.
  • Conducts testing of recovery procedures.

 

Service level management

  • Performs defined tasks to monitor service delivery against service level agreements and maintains records of relevant information.
  • Analyses service records against agreed service levels regularly to identify actions required to maintain or improve levels of service, and initiates or reports these actions.

 

Release and deployment

  • Assesses and analyses release components. Provides input to scheduling.
  • Carries out the builds and tests in coordination with testers and component specialists maintaining and administering the tools and methods – manual or automatic - and ensuring, where possible, information exchange with configuration management.
  • Ensures release processes and procedures are maintained.

 

Capacity management

  • Monitors service component capacity and initiates actions to resolve any shortfalls according to agreed procedures.
  • Applies techniques to control the demand upon a particular resource or service.
  • Contributes to capacity modelling and planning.
  • Supports the design of service component capacity.

 

Relationship management

  • Implements stakeholder engagement/communications plan.
  • Deals with problems and issues, managing resolutions, corrective actions, lessons learned and the collection and dissemination of relevant information.
  • Collects and uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.
  • Helps develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.

 

If required:  People Management / Resource Management:

 

  • Is involved in recruiting process and proposes support for hiring decision and pre-selection of candidates
  • Allocates the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates team workload and organizational efficiency with the support of IT systems, data and analysis and team feedback and makes appropriate changes to meet business needs.
  • Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and GIT objectives

 

Key Relationships:

 

  • Global IT
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • HR Management
  • Controlling

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • At least 7-year experience in IT
  • 5 years of experience in relevant area
  • 2 years of experience in team management
  • Strong understanding & knowledge of regional and global market landscape and the respective customer 
  • Managed critical elements and cross functional and regional projects

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Platform Engineer

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  277532
Date:  Nov 20, 2020