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Group Technical Delivery Manager

Job reference 84230


  • Job Title :
    Group Technical Delivery Manager
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Closing Date:
    6 October 2023
  • Line Manager
    Neil Ritchie

Haven't you heard? ...Asda is separating from Walmart!


This means we are going through one of the biggest retail transformation programmes that the world has ever seen! ‘Future' is the name for the programme that will see Asda create their new operating model, independent from Walmart. Technology will be at the heart of this transformation, and we are looking for leaders who can guide, shape and deliver the products and services we need to achieve this.


We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, representative of the communities we serve, and are creating ways to inspire diverse talent to join Asda.


Your Role

Group Technical Delivery Manager – Platform is responsible for engineering, environments, innovation and DevSecOps for the eCommerce platform.   You will manage a team of Agile/Technical Delivery Managers, Engineers and Quality Engineering to ensure business and customer outcomes are delivered on time, to the required quality, stability and availability.


  • Manage platform engineering delivery team and work in partnership with the principal engineers to deliver the best outcomes for the business.
  • Manage SRE support teams – defining and implementing our monitoring, automation and stability capabilities.
  • Implementing the new agile target operating model
  • You will support with onboarding a new technology partner to run our ecommerce services, including the transition of support and development activities to them
  • Responsible for the technical roadmap (innovation & enhancements, legal, regulatory and compliance driven requirements)
  • Responsible for eCommerce integration platform and other shared technical platforms
  • Work with architecture and engineering teams to define technology strategy and roadmap for the group of products, to develop a secure, stable and performant ecosystem.
  • Definition & management of the delivery plan for the group of platform services and products, working closely with vendors and internal colleagues to deliver as one team.
  • Unblocking and escalating any technical issues related to the group of products, including liaison with business / vendors as needed. 
  • Working with vendors & build partner to define any mvp/ prototyping / innovation topics. 
  • Management of technical debt and technical roadmap - with build partner and vendors
  • Management of Technology financial plan, contracts and budget managementand forecast for the group of products.
  • Line management and coaching of direct reports i.e., Delivery Managers, Environment Mgr. and Quality Engineering lead.


About You

  • Leading and managing at a senior level in a large Technology department
  • Passionate about developing people through learning, trusting and high performing culture.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies and practical operation within an evolving business
  • Encourage and support experimentation and innovation.
  • Customer focused and understand importance of feedback loop (internal/external)
  • Collaborative working style
  • Relevant industry experience and best practise; Ecommerce experience (desirable)
  • Strong track record of delivery and building new teams
  • Knowledge of associated technology stacks, processes and tooling e.g., CI-CD, Cloud/Hybrid, DevSecOps, shift-left mentality, automation


Hybrid Working

Work Where it Works. Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to complete your daily tasks where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.  We would love to talk to you about this.


You will also get an excellent benefits package including:

  • Company car or £8k car allowance, plus discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension 1.5 times colleague's contribution (Max 15%)
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

If you have any questions, then please email

#LI-ES1 #LI-Hybrid

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Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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