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Delivery Manager

  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 21/06/2018
  • Job reference: J388194A

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Delivery Manager


6 Months


The Messaging Delivery Group manage the delivery and support of the client's Messaging services by its two delivery centres based in Telford and Southend.

The Messaging Delivery Group:

  • Provides governance for two delivery centres
    • Manages the common integration platforms that connect internal and external services and customers.
  • Provides a flexible and scalable framework for future service integration
  • Develops and supports client's enterprise middleware platforms
  • Provides governance for integration and technical API standards

The Delivery Manager enables a multi-disciplinary team to successfully deliver a new service and to support existing services. They remove obstacles, or blockers to progress, constantly helping the team to become more self-organising. They are able to communicate with colleagues and customers alike, sharing ideas, skills and experience to ensure the whole team performs to its best.

The successful candidate will manage a quality service, deliver at pace, show good leadership and communication skills and build capability for all.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the delivery of projects using the appropriate Agile project management methodology
  • Work with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for the service and act as deputy to the product manager
  • Matrix-manage a multi-disciplinary team
  • Facilitate project meetings including daily stand-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives.
  • Track progress and provide status reports to projects and stakeholders.
  • Enable the team to produce estimates of how much effort will be required to produce features that the Product Manager wants
  • Collaborate with colleagues to refine the DG's approach to Agile project management and service development

Essential skills:

The successful candidate will need demonstrate experience the following disciplines:

  • Project Management (preferably qualified)
  • Project delivery using Agile project management methods
  • Balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Matrix-management of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Collaboration tools ideally Confluence and Jira
  • Continuous Integration environments and tooling (desirable)
  • Middleware / messaging products (desirable)
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