Pearson Integration Lead in London, United Kingdom
The Integration Lead will be responsible for analysis, documentation and design of detailed business architecture artefacts for integration solutions across multiple Pearson projects. This tech lead role will be accountable to each project for timely delivery of integration business process definitions, data mapping solutions and other design artefacts that are fit for purpose for project deliverables. The Integration Lead will be accountable to Pearson’s Integration Centre of Excellence for the quality of the solutions and for compliance with Pearson’s integration standards and principles.
SCOPE AND IMPACT OF JOB
The Integration Lead will work as part of Pearson’s Integration Centre of Excellence (Integration CoE), reporting to the Director of Integration, and will be regularly assigned to Pearson projects to perform BA duties concerning data and services integration. Integration data and business process models must always be aligned with strategic models and must enhance Pearson’s emerging enterprise architecture as well as directly fulfilling the business requirements of each project. This role will require excellent technical and architectural skills, combined with effective teamwork, collaboration and communication skills
The Integration Lead’s responsibilities will include the following tasks:
Work as part of Pearson’s Integration Centre of Excellence, reporting to the Integration Director as a trusted technical lead and advisor for integration BA tasks within Pearson development projects.
Work on assignment for the duration of each project, accountable to the project team for design and delivery of effective Integration BA solutions
Work with project business and technical staff to capture and validate integration requirements for the project, using industry standard integration and SOA methodologies.
Design high quality integration solutions that satisfy project requirements and meet Pearson’s enterprise needs. The quality of the solutions must be assured by following Pearson’s standard best practice for integration design and development, using agreed industry standards for integration throughout the service development lifecycle.
Specify and design services, business processes, data mapping and other core architectural solutions using Pearson’s Integration Platform tools to meet agreed project requirements in a timely and effective manner, following Pearson’s integration standards.
Advise on the work of the project development team, which will be staffed with on- and off-shore integration engineers. Help to ensure work delivered by the team is of the required functionality and quality.
Work together with the project Lead to manage integration architecture and specifications through the service development lifecycle. Ensure effective design and review for all deliverables and oversee validation and rework of designs and specifications.
Occasionally deliver small enhancements and defect fixes associated with these or other integration software components, following the standard development lifecycle. Note that the Integration CoE has a dedicated maintenance team for the bulk of this work for solutions in production.
Evangelize and explain SOA and integration principles, benefits and technical issues to business and technical audiences within the project and across the wider business.
Work as a trusted member of the Integration CoE to ensure all integration solutions are delivered to high standards. Support the day-to-day work of the Integration CoE and share knowledge and expertise within the team, working together with other Integration Tech Leads to ensure all integration solutions are delivered as required.
Work as a trusted technical advisor for all Integration related issues that may arise in daily project work or as part of discussions in the project technical review body.
Workstream/Line Management responsibilities:
Plan and work to programme milestone delivery requirements
Work supportively and collaboratively with other teams
Build relationships and trust with key stakeholders to support programme delivery and adoption of integration standards.
Communicate in line with Programme communications and plans with team and wider stakeholders.
Lead the project integration specification team to deliver effectively
No direct line management responsibilities are planned for this role
Key Programme Challenges:
Working in a matrixed and virtual environment
Working with a number of stakeholders: externally, internally and internationally
Working on multiple projects and tasks at one time
Working as part of a global team and thinking globally
Working with a global customer base and engaging effectively and collaboratively with people from different cultures
Some out of hours working will be required to support the global organisation
Building internal confidence in a situation of consistent change
Developing effective integration solutions that not only satisfy immediate project requirements but also deliver a coherent, usable, reliable and maintainable suite of enterprise services to help the business grow and change
Essential Skills and Experience
Proven experience of successful software delivery throughout the software development lifecycle, including substantial experience of working as a senior BA with focus on integration for multiple projects
Proven experience developing successful SOA and integration solutions in an enterprise environment on one or more industry standard integration suites on multiple projects
Substantial experience developing with recent versions of IBM BlueWorks Live, IBM Message Broker, MQ and other WebSphere tools or similar industry alternatives
Proven capability to understand and meet requirements from internal customers
Experienced in specifying and developing software with good non-functional attributes (high performance, low footprint, scalable, robust, secure etc)
Proven experience as a successful technical lead, able to guide a design or development team effectively
Proven experience leading a widely distributed team in a global enterprise.
Proven experience of enterprise integration with ERP suites from Oracle or other vendors.
Experience of integrating with on-site and 3rd party cloud applications
Proven track record of working in an agile development team using some level of continuous integration.
Successful design and implementation in a significant transformational project or very large product delivery programme
Desirable Skills and Experience
Substantial experience of integrating with Oracle ERP, including Oracle EBS, Fusion, Hyperion and OBIEE
Successful leadership and delivery within a large Enterprise transformation programmes
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 20, 2017
Req ID: 1707343