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REQ ID: 56022
JOB TITLE: Lead DevOps - IT/Payroll
SALARY: £50,000 - £57,000
POSTING END DATE: 03/05/2021
LOCATION: Coventry


Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.





As a DevOps Lead you will manage and co-ordinate the technical delivery and change management for the complete Hire to Retire prioritised back log including legal and mandatory, business critical and continuous improvement initiatives for the End to end business process (including Payroll and Time & Attendance).


This will include overseeing, planning and managing day-to-day operations such as technical upgrades, maintenance, incident and problem resolution alongside developing the long term strategic product roadmap in collaboration with our suppliers and technology partners.


You’ll lead conversations with the HR & Payroll IT product team as part of the wider Croporate Services IT domain working closely with the Payroll & HR department and technical experts from the Enterprise IT teams such as Security, Infrastructure and Service Delivery.


There will be a requirement to visit JLR sites across the West Midlands, predominantly Solihull which is where the Payroll team are currently based.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Lead and co-ordinate the translation of business strategy into IT product strategy and detailed technical requirements aligned to DevOps practices with experience building CI/CD pipelines
  • Lead and co-ordinate the technical elements of product roadmaps in collaboration with the product managers and developers aligned to the associated technologies.
  • Lead and co-ordinate with product teams to ensure systems are secure, scalable and reliable
  • Driving initiatives to automate processes and reduce toil
  • Review deployment and operational environments, troubleshoot issues and managing technical operations
  • Lead and co-ordinate the management of the full IT product and service lifecycle (strategy, design, build, test, service introduction, run and decommission.)
  • Lead and co-ordinate the creation of detailed use cases, business requirements for the IT product - coordinate the collection, description, analysis and prioritization of requests for new product functionality from customers and prospects 




In this role you’ll have the Ability to analyse trends in the market to inform IT and Business opinions and behaviour of the product(s). You’ll also be expected to continually gather and analyse industry / product data and business feedback to inform the evolution of the product development roadmap. You’ll lead the management of technology supply chains (performance, risk, finance, contracts, obligations, reporting, renewals, and audit).


Knowledge Skills and Experience



  • Possesses strong analytical skills to make sense of complex and logical problems quickly.
  • Knowledge of the ITIL framework as well as a high level of IT technical competence.
  • Strong and clear communicator with stakeholders at different levels of seniority and knowledge.
  • Experience with modern DevOps including CI/CD tools and techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative skills - being open to pair programming and working closely with engineers in cross functional teams
  • Good automation skills, including experience with unit testing and automated testing tools



  • Understand the business terminology to further advise performance and functional requirements and convert into technical architecture. 
  • Knowledgeable about the Kronos/Zellis/SAP IT product(s) including development and configuration, its users and industry
  • Knowledge about the Hire to Retire End to End Process




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.







Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we’re going.

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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.



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