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Ab Initio Technical Lead

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 28/08/2018
  • Job reference: J392456A

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Reporting to the Technology Services' Architect and working within the Technical Services team, the Technical Lead would work alongside peers in providing accountability and spiritual ownership of core platforms that support our applications and services, ensuring these platforms remain healthy and available for current and future business and change demand.

The companies ETL tooling is not limited to Ab Initio, but as the strategic tool of choice it supports an array of solutions in terms of size, criticality and business function. As a Technical Lead you would be working with development teams to enable the efficient implementation of high quality business solutions. You would also engage regularly with architects to ensure that our development capability is in keeping with business strategy and demands, as well as dealing with other key stakeholders and vendors.

The successful applicant while focusing on Ab Initio will be tasked with ensuring that our Integration Domain technologies are well maintained and can evolve in line with our technology strategy. The development capability we offer must be configured and designed to meet not only development needs but also scale to support critical run activities.


Skills & Experience


  • Ab Initio architecture, configuration, management, monitoring and development lifecycle.
  • A solid background within IT in a design, architecture or senior development role.
  • Experience of system integration.
  • Awareness of variety of integration technologies
  • A strong understanding of development lifecycles
  • Understanding of how to work with third parties and manage stakeholders
  • An analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Can present complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to plan, schedule and monitor work activities in order to meet time and quality targets
  • Awareness of developing technologies and their application
  • Desire to constantly improve processes and capabilities
  • Understanding of how technology can be used to drive business benefit

As our Integration Domain is made up of a number of technologies knowledge of the following would also be desirable.

  • MQ
  • IBM Integration Bus
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services

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