Global Integrations Platform & Development Lead at Dr. Martens plc, London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • London, UK
  • May 06, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description


CLOSING: 24/05/2022


It is an exciting time for Dr. Martens as we continue a journey of significant growth, expansion, and improvement. The DM Technology team is at the core of this – transforming technology into a key business enabler.  DM is investing heavily in technology through new system capabilities and the development of skilled and experienced technologists.  One of the central pillars of our Technology strategy is the migration of our system integrations to the Azure cloud platform utilising modern technologies to connect the on-premises and cloud platforms to operate at scale.

This role guides the team who are responsible for this journey – building, maintaining, and operating the Azure integration platform, migrating existing integrations and developing new integrations for the many new capabilities being established across technology and the wider DM business.  The team use a modern approach to engineering and techniques like agile, lean, and DevOps to continually improve their effectiveness. To succeed in this role, you will have a combination of a solid development and engineering background, an understanding that engineering and development are socio-technical activities, and the personal qualities that will get the most out of the team and lead the relationships with other teams that are dependent on the integrations team’s delivery.



  • Build and develop a global team of engineers and developers to deliver integrations in line with the Technology strategy and team member’s development plans
  • Lead the team to ensure effective support and enhancement of the legacy SQL-based integration platform while developing the new Azure cloud integration platform, migrating integrations to the new platform, and managing the demand for new integrations to agreed priorities
  • Define and maintain the standards, tools, processes, practices, and techniques to ensure the team exhibits the highest professional standards and delivers high-quality outcomes including agile, DevOps, engineering excellence, security, and governance
  • Contribute to the DM Technology Architecture and ensure outcomes delivered by the team are aligned to this architecture and technical debt is minimised.
  • Work closely with other teams within Technology and the wider DM business teams to ensure Integration team outcomes contribute effectively to deliver business value
  • Lead and deliver the 3rd line application support function for legacy and new integrations platforms to deliver high quality and timely problem resolution for the business in line with agreed Service Management policies and processes.  This will include on-call activity during non-business hours.
  • Act as an influencer and advocate for the Technology strategy across the team, function, and organisation



It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens.  It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals – INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS.  They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To be our Global Integrations Platform and Development Manager you will also possess these qualities:


  • Proven experience in a technical role with an understanding of how to get the best out of engineers and developers
  • A resilient and collaborative approach that reflects the centrality of the team’s deliveries to the wider technology and DM business
  • Able to influence and inspire credibly at all levels, presenting complex technology concepts in a clear & concise way, free from jargon
  • Technical background with previous development and engineering experience including:
    • C# or similar (Important)
    • Azure Integrations services including Azure Functions, Service Bus, Logic Apps (Important)
    • Azure Apps Services, DevOps CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps Boards, VSTS (Important)
    • SQL, XML (Important)
    • Terraform, ARM, Biceps (Helpful)
    • Git Repos and GitHub enterprise (Helpful)
    • Microsoft D365 technologies including BYOD, DMF, X++ (Helpful)
    • Automated Testing tools (Helpful)
  • Proven experience of modern approaches to software development and engineering including agile and DevOps
  • You will take ownership of your own development, proactively seeking out feedback to build self-awareness; you’ll prioritise the development of those around you and will thrive on creating future technology superstars
  • You’ll be a proud custodian of our DM’s culture, embodying what we stand for and encouraging others to do the same
  • You will bring the outside-in, you’ll share best practice across the team/business and encourage idea sharing as well as collaborative problem-solving. You’re passionate about technology and its role in business success