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BizTalk Developer

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

Job Summary

The BizTalk Developer will be based at our Bristol (Filton) or Cowes (Isle of White) sites in this global role reporting to the IT Integration CoE Manager, the incumbent will need to be flexible to travel nationally and internationally quarterly to visit other GKN sites and there is flexibility for working from home dependent on the needs of the business. The BizTalk Developer will provide the business with global integration support delivering best practices around the design and implementation of integration applications and solutions in line with the business requirements, the incumbent will be part of the global Integration CoE team provisioning ‘build’ and ‘run’ to continuously improve and support their designated application area within the agreed SLA. The Integration CoE forms part of the wider IT applications team, an integral part of the global IT organisation. The BizTalk Developer will be a trusted partner to the business in providing integration applications and solutions in line with the IT operating model working alongside the IT business partners, project management office, security and IT operations teams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Focus on the design, development, configuration and support of MicroSoft BizTalk to deliver the global Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  • Support the design, development, configuration and support of the global Manufacturing Service Bus (MSB)
  • Acquire the necessary skills to develop and deploy the ESB and MSB application suite
  • Work as part of a global team of integration subject matter experts to deliver integration support within agreed SLAs
  • Work alongside the other global IT functions (including IT operations, security, project management office and IT business partners) to support the delivery of the IT strategy in line with the IT operating model
  • Ensure the business/function are aware of the latest capabilities and drive standard application best practice
  • Ensure IT security requirements are observed and designed into future demand/requirements
  • Provide structured training for business/function(s) for maximum effectiveness
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management/team leaders
  • Support the implementation of global IT standards
  • Application lifecycle management
  • Provide fit for purpose applications and solutions
  • Support annual IT budget
  • Drive the use of standard integration tools and processes in the system arena
  • Liaise with external parties (e.g. consultants, software vendors, auditors etc.) where required
  • Gather functional and non-functional requirements of systems, processes and business models and translate into technical solutions
  • Test and verify system functionality within new and existing systems and solutions
  • Support implementation of new solutions, upgrades and/or enhancements to existing ones
  • Support change request process during implementation performing an impact assessment where required, and collaborate on compliance monitoring post-implementation (plan-do-check-act)
  • Support integration design, development, and implementation efforts between Integration and other business applications
  • Identify options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
  • Ensure the integrity and availability of applications and solutions across the application portfolio
  • Document and maintain integration processes and procedures
  • Ensure tactical requirements are aligned with strategic roadmap
  • Work closely with developers to assist with the application configuration

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Significant Microsoft BizTalk integration solutions development and configuration experience 
  • Experience of working within a Windows Server environment 
  • Experience of .NET development, Visual Studio, SQL Server development and XML
  • Experience of working with business systems such as ERP’s
  • Experience of translating functional and non-functional business requirements into  technical solutions
  • Experience of working on multiple IT projects simultaneously using relevant methodologies


  • BSc Degree or equivalent such as Computer Science or Engineering 
  • Experience of machine tool connectivity using applications such as Kepware/Node Red
  • Experience of change management using relevant methodologies 
  • Experience working within a manufacturing environment 
  • Experience of working in a customer-facing role engaging both internal and external stakeholders

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do. The BizTalk Developer will be a proactive, credible and flexible team player who works equally as well independently, the incumbent will have excellent problem solving and written and oral communication skills as well as a strong focus on continuous learning.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:


  • £35,000 to £50,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Opportunity to earn up to 15% bonus 
  • Hybrid working – giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Hybrid Work Approach
We understand our employees thrive by working differently, what works for one may not work for another, offering different ways of working is core to us creating a great employee experience. We’re pleased to provide a hybrid working approach enabling you to balance your time between working remotely and working in our offices.  We’re also keen for our employees to achieve a work life balance so we’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you should the role be able to accommodate it. 

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