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Software Delivery Manager

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/12/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Software Delivery Manager

Why do we have this role?
The clients vision is to create a truly connected rail network, using our deep technology expertise and rail industry experience to deliver game-changing solutions that meet transport challenges across the UK and beyond. We are a company that is excited by the possibilities offered by technology and are driven by improving experiences for passengers globally.
The Software Delivery Manager is a critical role within the software development team. Managing a range of development projects from initiation and planning through to delivery and release you will need to be resilient, able to deal with problems and deliver outcomes under pressure. You will have responsibility for delivering quality software on time and within budget providing maximum business value.

What are the key objectives?
* Directly manage teams of developers across multiple work streams, responsible for their productivity, quality and on-time delivery.
* Plan the team's workload to ensure delivery to agreed time, scope, cost and quality metrics, and effectively prioritise between short-term reactive demands and long-term planning
* Performing management (Scrum Master) duties in our software development environment, planning sprints and releases to deliver software that meets business objectives while effectively managing risk and impediments
* Demonstrate a good understanding of the technical challenges to support and mentor the development team
* Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders to negotiate and determine scope, requirements, schedules and budgets, employing risk management strategies as appropriate
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with product managers to help them manage the product backlog and produce an estimated and prioritised list of clear and concise user stories with acceptance criteria
* Manage our development lifecycle processes

Top Internal Relationships
This role reports to the Head of Software Development and Testing. It is highly visible within the business and will have exposure to the Executive and Senior Leadership Team. The opportunity to influence business outcomes more generally will be encouraged.
Person Requirements Profile * Ability to manage efficient Agile and Waterfall software development processes that maximise our delivery capability * Experience of running software development teams and software project management * Technically aware and must have experience working as a software developer * Experience in Java or any other OOP language * A leader of people, able to create and continuously improve an environment that inspires exceptional delivery and deals with issues that block this in a growth environment * Excellent communication skills, coupled with the ability to effectively and authentically influence * Resilient and thrives on getting the job done with the team to drive our success

Our Values and Behaviours
At this company it's the 'how' we do things together with the 'what' we do that differentiates us. We want our people to display our values and behaviours in their day-to-day activities. Therefore, we want you to show us that you are:
Rigorous, e.g. * The customer is at the heart of all we do * We apply our expert technical knowledge to deliver value for the customer * We are accountable for our actions
Bold, e.g. * We are insatiably curious and turn that curiosity into value for the business and our customers * We challenge conventional thinking and encourage others to question it too * We take the right risks
Determined, e.g. * Delivering for our customer drives us * We are OK with ambiguity and understand what is required to adapt and respond to uncertainty * We are tenacious and keep going even when things don't proceed as planned
Collaborative, e.g. * We are great partners for our customers and the industry * We care about the impact of our actions on others * We achieve delivery by agreeing and working towards shared goals

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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