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Agile Delivery Manager / Project Manager

Job Title: Agile Delivery Manager / Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Industry:
Salary: To £75K plus extesive benefits package
REF: ADM/PM - Reading
Contact Name: Claire Hallet-Walsh
Contact Email: claire@walshemployment.co.uk
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Agile Delivery Manager / Project Manager

London, Reading & Leatherhead

To £75K plus extensive benefits

You must be eligible for UK Security Clearance to SC level.

If you do not hold currently this level of clearance we will support you through this process.

Your future duties and responsibilities

As a Senior Agile Delivery Manager / Project Manager you will oversee all aspects of software development for a software development team. You’ll be responsible for planning, leading, organising, and motivating agile teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in line with programme standards. You will also be responsible for software delivery using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

In performing the role, you will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience of agile development approachess to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Your background in delivering multiple agile projects directly will ensure that you are capable of managing teams, typically to deliver a specific product or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled team. You will define delivery needs and feed these to the programme manager to enable resource to be appropriately allocated. You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

This role will involve extensive interaction with customers, senior stakeholders, management and third party sub-contractors. Strong analytical, organisational, and presentation skills are essential combined with excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to manage expectations and issues effectively and establish/maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.

As well as the technical aspects of the role you will also be expected to manage agile teams on a daily basis or as required; assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organisational resources to improve capacity for project work; responsibility for ensuring team members track their time using the appropriate in-house system; and mentoring and developing team members.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role As an Agile Delivery Manager / Project Manager you will need to demonstrate experience as a Scrum Master or Delivery Manager in a client facing team, successfully implementing software development projects using agile methodologies, managing projects of medium size and complexity in a high-tech development environment with cross functional teams.

A key part of your role will be collaborating with the developers on the programme. You will require a sufficient level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to teams and to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues.

You will have solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as good knowledge of agile project management principles, practices and experience overseeing multi-function project teams, including developers, testers and business analysts. You should ideally have a track record of the successful delivery of at least one large, complex Agile project and two medium sized projects working as an integral part of the delivery team.

You will have the skills and ability to promote empowerment of the team, ensuring each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encouraging a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team.

Position Description

Be part of something exciting! Do you want to take control of your future? Are you ready for the responsibility of working with high profile clients in the world’s most exciting sectors? Do you want to take your career to the next level as part of one of the big five IT and business process firms in the world who will give you a direct stake in its success? If the answer is yes, then join us as an Agile Delivery Manager/Project Manager for the Top Employer in the UK.

From the moment you join us, you will be playing a vital role in the services we deliver to our clients. We are working with key UK Government departments helping to provide the digital and agile knowledge to transform public services. We need Agile Delivery Managers/Project Managers at all levels to lead our delivery teams on a variety of exciting, cutting edge digital transformation projects. We have openings across two of our digital hub offices London and Reading. Contact us today to find out more about our digital transformation team opportunities.

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, we are at the centre of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

Our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Agile Delivery Manager / Project Manager