Jira Specialist at Ocado Group, Hatfield, 3 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Hatfield, UK
  • Nov 08, 2019
up to 6 Months

Contract Description


Ocado Technology is the in-house technology division of over 1,000+ software developers, engineers, researchers and scientists that uses the latest in AI, robotics, cloud services, big data, and mobile technologies. We brainstorm, design, architect, innovate, experiment, build and maintain the systems that power Ocado.

Our Technology Operations department is focused on providing support for our strategic platforms and services to support our automated facilities for the Ocado Smart Platform. This is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals who wish to join a fast-growing international company that is using state of the art technology. The Ocado Smart Platform is our new modular and scalable hardware platform for building our highly automated warehouses which we will use to put some of the largest bricks and mortar retailers around the world online using our disruptive business model.

We have an excellent opportunity for a subject matter expert to administor, develop, mentor and train Jira Service Desk Cloud solution.

This role involves:

  • Work with stakeholders to influence, shape and implement strategic direction for the Atlassian suite of products and plugins.
  • Manage, recommend and deploy appropriate solutions using Atlassian products and plugins to meet stakeholder requirements.
  • Designing and running an Administration function fit for requests for new projects, spaces, customised Jira workflows and schemes.
  • Design and implement a process to ensure that an accurate and up-to-date knowledge base is readily available within Jira Service Desk and easily manageable within Confluence.
  • Resolve any technical issues experienced within the Atlassian product suite.
  • Provide support and training for the user base.
  • Planning and effective delivery of project/continuous improvement initiatives
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date Jira Administration knowledge base
  • Train others in the Atlassian products in use.
  • Essential skills & experience for the role:
  • Expert level demonstrable knowledge in Jira Service Desk, Confluence and Atlassian Marketplace Plug-ins.
  • Design and delivery of effective Jira workflows and projects.
  • Design and delivery of effective Custom fields and best practises for use.
  • Design and delivery of effective automation rules within the product.
  • Design and delivery of Jira integrations to other Jira and non-Jira products.
  • Best practice customer Portal design.
  • Knowledge on how to optimise and improve Jira/Confluence performance.
  • Reviewing and improving security groups and roles to improve the ease of management.

Kudos to you if you are:

  • Self-motivated, able to deliver under deadlines and multi-task under pressure
  • Driven to provide exceptional customer service.
  • A Self-starter with a passion for personal development and continuous improvement
  • Team oriented
  • An Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Please be advised that this role is a 3month contract.

What we can offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we 've ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on our your well-being. Within our flexible environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include pension scheme, train season ticket loan (interest-free), free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and of course, healthy Ocado staff discounts across Ocado.com ( http://www.ocado.com ) and Fetch ( https://fetch.co.uk/ ).

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs such as badminton, running and table tennis, not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado 's business, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Ocado is an equal opportunity employer.

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Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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