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Development Project Manager (Agile)

Job Title Development Project Manager (Agile)
Contract Type Permanent
Sectors IT Project Manager Jobs,
Location Warwickshire
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car/Allowance
Job Published 18 days ago
Our Reference 50796/012_1494257753
Who to Contact Tristan Thompson

Job Description

Certes are working with an solutions provider to recruit an IT Development Project Manager with strong Agile experience. As an IT Development Project Manager at this company you will manage all aspects of Agile software development projects through the full project lifecycle to deliver new and enhanced versions of the Company's products in line with the business vision for both internal and external customer delivery. You will manage, motivate, and develop software development teams and contribute to the strategic development of the department through the Software Development management team.

The role will include:

* Managing cross functional develop development team(s), which comprise of developers, QA, business analysts and technical architects
* Plan development and all related deliverables using a combination of agile/Scrum methodology and traditional project management techniques, where necessary.
* Manage all aspects of project development
* Identify and remove impediments for the team and ensure they are focused on delivery
* Establishing and managing expectations of both internal and external customers
* Control financial aspects of the project including estimates, quotations, orders, invoicing and cost control to ensure profitability against departmental targets
* Work closely with product management team to ensure that customer projects are aligned where possible with the Company's product development roadmap
* Work with customers and where necessary internal stakeholders to manage project scope, set customer expectations, manage scope changes, and set milestones and delivery timescales

Essential skills & experience:

* 4+ years of managing a software development project team with strong people management background along with experience of undertaking line management responsibilities
* Demonstrable experience of managing software development projects through Scrum or a similar Agile process. In depth working knowledge of Agile software development approaches
* Experience of managing teams through the full software development lifecycle from elaboration of requirements through to transition to customer business as usual
* Experience of delivering software products and/or applications to external customers, with strong customer relationship management skills and ability to operate at senior management levels
* Ability to maintain an appropriate balance between customer care and company commercial interests
* Experience of object oriented development methods and object oriented languages, preferably Java
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to communicate enthusiastically, clearly and concisely to groups and individuals
* Must be highly motivated and able to work on own initiative
* Knowledge of continuous integration and TDD process

Desirable Skills:

* Working knowledge of JIRA or Greenhopper type products
* Kanban Practitioner or Scrum Master
* Hands-on technical background in software development or similar
* Knowledge of retail business or supply chain understanding
* Formal project management training and/or qualifications

In return this company can offer an excellent work environment with strong career prospects. For further information on this role and the company please click on the link and send your CV to Tristan Thompson at Certes.

Certes Computing (and all of its subsidiary companies) is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its business operations.

Ref: 50796/012_1494257753 | Published: 08th May 2017

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