Overview

This role revolves around the technical leadership of research and development activities aimed at enhancing Allison Transmissions industrial IoT platform.  R&D is focused on performing trials to connect more customer assets, develop new applications/capabilities and enhance the data driven services we can provide.  Using a newly implemented Azure architecture as a baseline and an existing Django front-end, improvements, optimisations and new features will be developed to support customer use cases and an internal development roadmap.  Responsibilities are focused on the trial phase, the task of scaling out a solution when moving to production is handed off to another team.  The role includes management of a 3rd party front-end developer, ensuring they continue to work efficiently, and coordination with various other team members that cover elements of the technology stack.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. Candidates already in the UK and working under Tier 2 Sponsorship will also be considered.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Interface with internal stakeholders to understand project scope and create requirements documents.
  • Engage stakeholders to understand requirements for security, regulation and documentation so that there is a clear route to compliance.
  • Appraise new or alternative technology and assess its suitability for application within the IoT platform.
  • Scope out and estimate tasks, contribute to project plans, report on progress, manage risks and opportunities. 
  • Work within the Engineering Sandbox to deploy Azure cloud services in support of development objectives.
  • Innovate and develop new scalable features independently, or by managing 3rd party providers / contractors.
  • Provide management of 3rd party front-end developers, prioritizing their work, maintaining a backlog and ensuring we are getting good value.
  • Help the business establish a development and deployment framework that ensures a high quality of work where software is sufficiently tested, validated and released in line with best practice.
  • Deploy infrastructure monitoring and alerting tools as appropriate.
  • Diagnose the root cause and provide corrective actions for issues experienced during trial and proof-of-concept deployments (DevOps).
  • For ideas being scaled-out, contribute to the creation of requirements documents, offer technical support and act as a design authority if required.
  • Based on customer feedback and internal business needs, collaborate with other domain experts and contribute to the creation of a long-term technology roadmap.
  • As a technical lead for development projects, use appropriate management techniques (ie SCRUM) to track and plan your own work, and the work of any 3rd parties you are responsible for.
  • Collaborate closely with team members in the US, including members of the embedded software team and data analytics team.  Work in a consultative manner when required.

Skills and Experience

Required:

  • Experience with Azure or similar cloud technology;
  • Experience with the Python and Javascript;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Takes ownership of problems and sees them through to a conclusion;
  • Strong verbal, written, mathematical and spatial reasoning skills;
  • Organised, data-driven and an analytical mind;
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and interested by the industry and products;
  • Passionate about attention to detail and delivery of high quality content;
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL;
  • Familiar with Git or other types of source control.

Desirable:

  • Assigning work to and technical management of 3rd party providers.
  • Automotive industry or engineering sector experience;
  • Experience working with IoT and connection to embedded devices;
  • Experience with modern front end tooling such as React/Vue/Angular and Typescript;
  • Experience with Django;
  • Experience with REST and WebSocket APIs;
  • Experience with deploying infrastructure as code using Terraform/Azure Resource Manager or similar tools;
  • Familiar with Azure AD and/or cloud security best practices;
  • Interface and user experience design capabilities;
  • Experience with data visualisation and presentation, data analytics.

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