Associate Scientist - Build and Release Management

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Associate Scientist, Build & Release Management
Gurgram / Banglore, India

AXA XL offers risk transfer and risk management solutions to clients globally. We offer worldwide capacity, flexible underwriting solutions, a wide variety of client-focused loss prevention services and a team-based account management approach. AXA XL recognizes data and information as critical business assets, both in terms of managing risk and enabling new business opportunities. This data should not only be high quality, but also actionable - enabling AXA XL's executive leadership team to maximize benefits and facilitate sustained unique features. Our Chief Data Office also known as our Enterprise Business Data Solutions team (EDS) is focused on driving innovation through optimizing how we leverage data to drive strategy and create a new business model - disrupting the insurance market. This role is part of the Data Build Management, which is responsible for supporting various teams to plan, build and support through the product lifecycle to ensure, performance stability and reliability of data solutions by providing world-class support.

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What will your essential responsibilities include

.Provide top-class Build, Release Management & DevSecOps functionalities and support for various data solutions owned and managed by IDA organization.

.Analyze and mitigate risks (technical or otherwise) about Data solution build & release delivery timelines.

.Provide support for Data pipeline and dataops in cloud and big data environments.

.Develop process optimisation using operational metrics.

.Enforce governance, and reporting and ensure policies, standards & adherence to best practices for Build Pipelines & Release Management.

.Demonstrate proactive communication with Business users, Development, Technology, Production Support, and Delivery Teams, and Senior Management.

.Establish a feedback loop by collaborating with internal and external teams.

.Scheduling, managing, and coordinating releases across multiple portfolio's, applications, and projects.

.Constructing a centralized release calendar for all releases for different projects accounting external dependencies.

.Manage and mitigate risks and resolve issues regarding release quality and schedule.

.Continuously monitor project status from release perspective and generate reports about their progress.

.Ensuring all team members are adhering to best practices as well as enforcing CICD & DevOps policies.

.Provide suggestions & improvements on a regular basis to enhance release deployment process.

.Represent CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocks

.Colloboarte with relevant support & development teams responsible for building automation tools used to develop and deploy code.

.Create release plans for the implementation and deployment as per the release schedule..

.Schedule release Quality Gate meetings before start of release and Go/No-Go meetings before release deployment.

.Identify the risks that can delay the release and manage them, such that the scope scheduled, and quality of the release is not affected.

.Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews

.Produce Deployment Run Books, and Implementation Plans

.Maintains release schedule for all core services and ensure alignment across key partners and vendors.

.Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.

.Develops scripts and automation tools used to build, integrate, and deploy software releases to various platforms

.Maintains release repository and manages key information such as build and release procedures, dependencies, and notification lists

.Analyse code vulnerability checkmarx reports for applications before release to identify any critical/high vulnerabilities.

.Oversee the development and maintenance of Build & Release Management processes and their documentation.

.Hands-on experience with Build/DevSecOps and act as a technical SME for end users regarding Application/Product Release & Deployment issues or inquiries.

.Ability to work in the Follow the sun support model providing coverage across Digital Data Dev division responsibilities.

.Achieve & maintain the highest business customer confidence and net promoter score (NPS).

.Understanding of Azure fundamentals (AZ-900) and Azure Data fundamentals (DP-900)

.Knowledge of DevOps/DevSecOps CI/CD Tools like Harness or Azure DevOps is a plus

.Experience of working with Agile methodologies.

.Knowledge of Java or Python Language is a plus.

You will report to the Scientist - Data Platform Enablement.

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We're looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

Required Skills and Abilities:

.A minimum of an Undergraduate University Degree in Computer Science or related fields with 5 years of experience.

.Familiarity with ITIL processes and IT Service Management (ITSM) principles

.Experience in Change Management, Release Management, Incident Management, Problem Management processes and princliples.

.Experience working with an Agile implementation framework.

.Experience in Quality Engineering or software development is preferred.

.Experience in building reports & dashboards using Excel, and Power BI.

.Experience working in Public or Private cloud environment is preferred.

.Experience working in JIRA and Confluence knowledge

.Experience working in Atlasian products like JIRA, Confluence

.Experience working in relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server.

.Own availability, scalability, and efficiency for day-to-day operations.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

.Ability to troubleshoot issues and able to handle different types of user inquiries.

.Exercises judgment for decision-making on complex issues that impact the delivery.

.Makes recommendations to management on new processes, tools and techniques, or the development of new products and services.

.Possesses skills, awareness and consistent with basic project management, analytical and application skills.

.Consistently determines and executes basic research and/or referrals resiliently.

.Demonstrates level of experience/ability to influence, and understand business problems in technical terminology.

.Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

.Extremely effective interpersonal skills and relationship building and able to liaise with staff at all levels in the organization.

.Excellent writing skills, with the ability to create clear requirements, specifications and documentation for data systems.

FIND your future

AXA XL, the P&C and speciality risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don't just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it.

How By combining a comprehensive and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business property, casualty, professional, financial lines and speciality.

With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

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Inclusion & Diversity

AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or other protected characteristics.

At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That's why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, and create an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential.

  • Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and origins, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe.
  • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements.
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave benefits.
  • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index.
  • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter.

Learn more at . AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called Roots of resilience, focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations.

Our Pillars:

  • Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems - the foundation of a sustainable planet and society - are essential to our future. We're committed to protecting and restoring nature - from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard - by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
  • Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far-reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We're building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilising to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
  • Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We're training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
  • AXA Hearts in Action: We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL's Hearts in Action programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day - the Global Day of Giving.

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Axa S.A. is a French multinational insurance company. The head office is in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. It also provides investment management and other financial services

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