Agile Project Manager
If we boiled their job description down into two words, they would be Agile and organisation. If we added two more words to jazz it up a bit, we would add Jira and energy. This pretty much sums up what we’re looking for in our brand-new Agile Project Manager role in central Derby, as these skills are what the hiring manager is insistent on; if you don’t have these core skills peppered throughout your CV, please do not apply!
In the day-to-day, you will work with Engineering Managers, Product Managers and Engineering Teams in Derby, working with team members of varying disciplines who contribute to global products for one of the largest international companies in the online/computer security space. In addition to working with several teams on their Agile product development processes, you will coordinate activities within the Derby team, and coordinate with their international teams. You need to be able to manage projects on the horizon as well as right in front of you.
Your main responsibilities will be:
* Support Development Managers, Product Managers and teams to remove work impediments and enable the teams to effectively focus on development objectives using their selected agile methodology.
* Assist the Product Manager and Development Managers with team functions to accelerate product delivery.
* Identify areas where documentation or project tracking is missing or needs updating and offer support as necessary.
* Facilitate stand-ups/team meetings as deemed necessary by Development Managers. Help create self-managing teams.
* Act as liaison between customer facing teams and engineering management to help identify issues and prioritize accordingly.
* Coordinate cross-team communication to develop plans and clear work roadblocks.
Skills needed to be successful:
* Ability to solve problems using a combination of processes and methodologies including Agile, Kanban, scrum and others.
* Strong project management background
* Ability to identify potential problems, blockers, schedule issues and to quickly identify stakeholders needed to resolve and organize appropriately.
* Attention to detail.
* Highly assertive communications skills, not afraid to identify responsible parties, schedule meetings, and pick up the phone.
* Facilitation skills and prior experience in software development groups.
Their benefits include bonus, pension, healthcare amongst many others