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Senior Agile Delivery Manager (Government)

  • Salary: £550 - £625 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89986

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Role: Senior Agile Delivery Manager (Government)
Location: Telford
Duration: 6 Months

Our client are looking for a Senior Delivery Manager to join the team for the prioritisation of requirements, deployment plans/paths and the ability to act as the project escalation point for external Project Managers and the Project Delivery Managers.

The Department Overview:

  • 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 the business enterprise middleware platforms; and
  • Provides governance for integration and technical API standards

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

The successful candidate will have the necessary skills to manage quality delivery and service, deliver at pace, show good leadership and communication skills and build capability for all.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the delivery of projects using the appropriate Agile project management methodology
  • Work with Product Managers to define the prioritised roadmap for the delivery and service
  • Matrix-managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Facilitating project meetings and agile ceremonies: daily stand-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Tracking progress and providing status reports to projects and stakeholders
  • Enabling the team to produce estimates of how much effort will be required to produce features that the Product Manager wants; and Collaborating with colleagues to refine the Departments approach

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 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
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Continuous Integration environments and tooling; and
  • Middleware / Messaging products

If you have the above skills, please submit your CV in the first instance.

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