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Automation Developer

Role: Automation Developer
Purpose of role: The Automation Developer will be responsible for identifying automation process candidates, requirements refinement, developing automation workflows and providing support to production workflows across a range of new and emerging technologies. The primary focus will be on automating solutions through Alteryx, Tableau and Robot Process Automation (RPA), but with an expectation to apply the same principles to other forms of emerging automation technology and data integration tools
Reports to: Automation Team Lead
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement automation solutions to increase efficiency and streamline business processes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify areas for automation and propose innovative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Analyse automation candidates, establish their feasibility, priority and accurately estimate development effort.
  • Work closely with the team to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, incl. design specifications and test plans.
  • Understand the risks, assumptions, and dependencies associated with the processes and the development.
  • Bring an agile mindset. Participate in Agile Scrum ceremonies, including sprint planning, backlog refinement stand-ups, retrospectives, and demos.
  • Contribute and assist your Finance customers to create user acceptance tests (UAT) and Hypercare/Post Live Monitoring scenarios, identifying all the potential scenarios, the process exceptions, and their expected outcomes.
  • Support your stakeholders across Finance throughout the UAT and Hypercare/Post Live monitoring rollout phases.
  • Ensure all workflows are built in compliance with Primark’s internal control/security/audit requirements.
  • Act as a central point of knowledge and control for business processes, communicating with the Finance Teams to answer any queries that arise during the development and testing of an automated solution.
  • Collaborate to ensure our automations are adequately resourced
    • Support capacity analysis of bots in Production
    • Define process dashboard to be used by Process SME for automation monitoring
    • Support Process SMEs when issues appear in production automations’ operations
    • Solve issues that arise in the day-to-day running of RPA implemented processes and assisting in the provision of timely responses and solutions as required

Knowledge, skills, and experience:
  • Good oral presentation skills with the ability to present non-technical details to a technical audience.
  • Good written skills with the ability to produce clear and concise documentation.
  • Good inter-personal skills, communicating well with process SMEs, business process owners, and other members of the Automation team.
  • A self-starter who delivers high quality work and can adapt to challenges, either individually or as part of a team.
  • Requirements gathering skills, able to capture business processes using both existing process documentation and process walkthroughs with the staff performing the process.
  • Ability to both understand a business process from a workflow diagram and to conceptualize it as an automated solution.
  • Understanding of formal change control and defect management disciplines.
  • Experience in monitoring, reporting, and auditing.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:
  • 1+ years’ experience designing and automated process solutions (preferably using Automation Anywhere, Alteryx, and/or Tableau/dashboard design).
  • Finance background and/or a knowledge of industry-leading ERPs (Oracle Financials etc) would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Scrum methodology and Agile development practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python or SQL beneficial
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and visualization is a plus.
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