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Technical Delivery Lead

We are the world’s largest university press. We have both a worldwide reach and a personal understanding of local needs, partnering on the ground to adapt publications and resources to meet the individual needs of communities, societies, and countries. We partner with researchers, educators, and technology partners to stay ahead of the changing ways people around the world are accessing and sharing knowledge. With a presence in more than 50 countries and millions of customers around the world, an idea launched at OUP can have global impact.

About the Role

Working within a fast paced environment you’ll be empowered to work independently on your own projects whilst being part of a collaborative team. You’ll be responsible for end-to-end delivery of product applications and platforms, from concept to service including development and maintenance capability and the effective use of modern development practices and tools such as agile software development and DevOps practices. This includes managing internal teams and overseeing partnerships with commercial suppliers that provide application development.

You’ll work closely with product managers, product owners, architecture teams, development teams as well as other stakeholders, to specify, estimate, enhance and implement products that enable OUP’s business strategy, meet expected standards, and deliver a consistent experience to OUP’s customers and users. You will take overall responsibility the successful delivery focusing on quality, cost/budget, engineering rigour, standards alignment and compliance, supplier and resource selection and performance.

We operate a hybrid working policy that requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the Oxford office. 

About You

You’ll be a strong team player who is committed to continuous improvement. To be successful you will also have:


  • Experience of shaping, advising on, and delivering products solutions to required quality within agreed budget and timescales
  • A proven ability to deliver technical solutions and enhancements to those solutions
  • Domain knowledge and experience in digital products
  • Knowledge of development methodologies including Agile development
  • Experience of managing external suppliers, negotiating costs and service levels
  • Ability to influence and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and emerging situations
  • Confidence to use own evaluation and judgment to select course of action.


  • Digital publishing product knowledge
  • Agile certification.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect to working patterns, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

PLEASE NOTE: This role may close early if we find our chosen candidate and therefore recommend making an application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Enterprise SDC
  • Closing Date:
    3 April 2023
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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