Functional Engineer Digital

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Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


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Job Responsibilities

Long Description

Story specification
Translate business requirements into clear detailed designs. Own and develop high quality Stories for Engineers and External Consultants to then translate into code or config. This includes specifications for testing and successful operations like monitoring requirements etc. 

Development & delivery 
Guide, coordinate and oversee the preparation and execution and implementation of the changes and the development of the code/config of Stories. Ensure that all partners follow established standards (process- & documentation standards, coding and testing standards, naming conventions etc.). Review, Approve and control the implementation and/or embedding of new, enhancements and/or modifications of applications, systems and/or solutions. This results in building sustainable and stable first-time right solutions in a very collaborate team spirit (also with external service providers) and in an engaging way with stakeholders and consumers of the solutions. Solutions are built according to the Architectural and Security principles and changes are timely & adequately prepared & documented and/or code works as intended. 

Own testing of changes or stories, and/or actively oversee testing by business. Develop test scripts, examine test outcomes, sign off for unit testing and coordinate business sign off for Application Delivery related testing. Contribute to test planning and test management for a specific release. Resulting in, changes and/or code are properly and timely tested. 

Incident management 
Perform functional or technical problem analysis in case of incidents or issues as needed depending on the severity of the problem. Perform root cause analysis, document these and share findings. Deploy (or oversee deployment) of updates and fixes. To ensure that issues, incidents, and problems are swiftly and effectively resolved. 

Process management and improvement 
Monitor, guard, test and analyze that the use and security of applications and systems regarding the functional and performance aspects are in line with the agreed performance indicators, and if necessary, take measures. Actively contribute to process improvement: e.g., tool development, dashboard/insight development and visualization, script automation. Has a good view of the technical state of the application (technical debt) and regularly discuss and works seamlessly together with the (domain)Architect to develop plans to resolve the technical debt. Resulting in, available and optimally performing applications and IT infrastructure for the business and, DevOps process, tooling and dashboards are continuously improving. 

Project support 
Support a project manager by taking ownership of specific project deliverables (specifications, config, testing, etc.). Define, plan, manage and participate in assigned project deliverables from the own functional or technical domain, in accordance with the IT project manager and involved business project owners. Resulting in, efficient and effective realization of project deliverables


7-10 years of relevant work experience
Relevant Bachelor or Master degree

The functional engineer has in-depth, advanced knowledge of complex applications, platforms and technologies and is able to oversee connections between applications and systems across domains and advises the business regarding innovative improvements. He/She is THE Process expert for his/her domain and has a good understanding of processes in other domains. Mostly manages independently smaller projects as project manager till €250K or can play the rol of a scrum master in an Agile team Fluent in agile & DevOp concepts.

Technical experise is required on:
-WeChat platform to support integration projects
-Restfull API integrations
-Cloud Platforms like Azure (21VIANET) and AWS (SINNET)
-Operational monitoring solutions for web and mobile in China
-Good understanding of mobile and web application technologies like HTML/Javascript, PWA’s.
-Good understanding and knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Commerce Cloud

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 40427 

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