MuleSoft Centre of Expertise API Lead Job in Swindon and Fareham

DESIGNATION: MuleSoft Centre of Expertise API Lead – (Part-Time, Job-Share, and Full-Time)


Company: Zurich


Location: Swindon/Fareham with hybrid working



MuleSoft Centre of Expertise API Lead – (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)




The opportunity:



The UK DevOps team is part of the UK Operations and IT function which drives technology delivery and change across the UK business.  The DevOps team currently consists of a Mendix Low-code and a Salesforce development and operations capability and is now expanding to provide a MuleSoft Anypoint Centre of Expertise (CoE) API team.  The DevOps team has fully embraced new working methods, including Agile, DevOps practices, cloud-first, and CI/CD.


You will lead and manage the DevOps MuleSoft CoE API team to execute Zurich’s long-term API vision and strategy.  You will be responsible for the overall success of the CoE team – overseeing daily operations, stakeholder management, value and performance reporting, senior stakeholders, budgets and funding.  The API Lead is the custodian of the CoE Operating Model. You will report to the Head of UK DevOps.



Key Responsibilities:



Zurich Insurance UK is expanding its DevOps team to meet the increasing demand for digital transformation, software engineering, API-led development, innovation, Agile delivery, and DevOps practices.  The DevOps MuleSoft API team will be at the heart of Zurich’s digital transformation initiatives and help drive its API strategy.



An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the emerging MuleSoft API team as the API Lead.  You will work closely with the Head of UK DevOps and Architecture teams to build and shape the API CoE team and operating model, enabling Zurich to deliver on its digital transformation workstreams.



Zurich can offer an exciting digital, technical and business environment in which to develop your skills; we support thousands of internal users and external customers through our Mendix and Salesforce platform development and have built a wide portfolio of solutions – from significant digital transformation initiatives to innovative cloud-based mobile apps.  With the acceleration of Zurich’s digital transformation and API strategy, you can be assured of a full pipeline of varied, interesting and stretching work with which to build your skills and experience.




If you are interested in working in a fast-moving and intellectually challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative, and contributions, just simply click “Apply online”.




Your skills and experience:




At least five years of software engineering experience.

Experience in Mule (incl. v4) including either/both on-premise and CloudHub runtimes.

Experience in developing APIs using MuleSoft within Agile delivery teams.

MuleSoft Development Certification preferred.

Knowledge of REST design principles and API design/architecture best practices.

Knowledge and proven experience of three-layer integration architecture principles.

Knowledge of OAS and/or RAML, XML and JSON.

Knowledge of API security standards.

Experience in CI/CD practices using Azure DevOps (or similar).

Experience in using cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure.

Experience in the SDLC process.

Proficiency in unit testing skills using the MUnit framework.

Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Good stakeholder management – proven ability to build strong relationships across stakeholder groups and efficiently influence and communicate across business lines.

Experience in Leadership roles and team building.

Analytical skills to realise benefits and value analysis.

Operational management skills.



The reward:




As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –




12% pension

Car allowance of £5,772

25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

15% Annual company bonuses

Full private Bupa medical cover

Discounted technology offers

Virtual GP appointments

Discounted gym membership,

Free flu jab

Discounted gadget insurance


At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.



Who we are:



With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you’re interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions – then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees – people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.



You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address our employees’ career development needs and plans to ensure their success in the future.



Further information:



At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.


Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.


With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

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