RPA DevOps Lead
GroupM
Johnannesburg, South Africa
18h ago

About GroupM

GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom and Wavemaker, each global operation in their own right with leading market positions.

GroupM's primary purpose is to maximize performance of WPP's media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, proprietary tool development and other business-critical capabilities.

GroupM's focus is to deliver unrivalled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people. Discover more about GroupM at www.groupm.com .

Department overview

A regional centre of excellence is being established to build and maintain best practices in media operations and to support the markets in delivering transformation consistently across business and technology.

The centre of excellence will be made up of programme management, change management, process ownership, business analysis and solution ownership.

The roles are spread across the region and markets forming a programme that works as one team to meet common objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reports to the lead Process Automation Consultant
  • Dedicated DevOps responsibility in GroupM EMEA for RPA initiatives on a single platform.
  • Setting standards, processes and guidelines for development and operations teams, ensuring effective work and communication across the entire software application life cycle, from development and test through deployment to operations.
  • Provide clear goals and SLA for all areas of operations and development to oversee their timely execution
  • Manage the build and set up for new development tools and infrastructure.
  • Understand the needs of stakeholders and convey this to developers.
  • Develop ways of working to automate and improve development and release processes.
  • Oversee the IT infrastructure associated with RPA as well as monitoring the live robots together with the developers
  • Work alongside Process management teams to successfully monitor progress and implementation of initiatives
  • Assist other department developers in creating practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and demonstrating them to other members of the team
  • Mentor and train other engineers throughout the company and seek to continually improve processes companywide.
  • Maintain pace with industry best practices and technology trends in RPA
  • Key Competencies

  • 5+ years experience developing and engineering applications for a large corporation
  • Demonstrated project development and leadership skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with one or more RPA technologies (eg. UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism)
  • Expertise in various DevOps tools, technologies and methodologies;
  • Source Code Management. ...
  • Configuration Management. ...
  • Continuous Integration. ...
  • Continuous Testing. ...
  • Continuous Monitoring. ...
  • Containerization.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrated ability to deal with different nationalities, cultural background and conventions in EMEA.
  • Experience working in a Centre of Excellence and / or building centralized services for cross market utilisation is beneficial.
  • Strong vendor management and contract management skills.
  • Customer and Quality orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and systematically.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Certification in Agile and / or Design Thinking is desirable.
  • Computer Science qualification or similar is essential
  • Fluent in English.
  • GroupM

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