Software Project Manager (software dev,testing)

Ignite Digital Search Ltd
Bristol (City Centre)
£50000.00 - £55000.00 pa
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Project Manager / Technical Lead - Agile, Software Development, TDD, Scrum
An experienced Software Delivery Project Manager is required to join a well-established growing international company that deliver innovative software solutions to the digital media and consumer electronics markets. Our client develop software tools and test suites using languages and tools like Python, C++, JavaScript, HTML5 - among others. Quality is built into their culture through continuous integration, test automation, and other practices to achieve excellence in project delivery. You will have opportunities to get involved in interesting projects that global brands, including leading broadcasters, media service providers, and device manufacturers depend on to make new technologies work correctly.
We are looking for a positive, smart and proactive person, interested in a technical project management role, to join a team based in central Bristol.
Role & Responsibilities:
We?re looking for a candidate with proven team leadership qualities to join the team as a Project Manager. In this role, the successful candidate will lead a team of engineers, carrying out technical project management activities to ensure successful delivery of internal and customer led projects and to provide technical direction and oversight of the team?s work.
You will be responsible for multiple projects simultaneously; either involving delivering software based testing tools and test materials which are sold ?off the shelf? to customers, or bespoke customer projects. This role may also support research and standards monitoring activities and the pre-sales stages of projects and could be customer facing depending on the nature of the project.
You will be encouraged to ?own? the products you have been closely involved in developing and this would involve helping define the technical scope for product updates, oversight of customer support and tracking product metrics.
You will also provide line management to a handful of engineers this involves helping staff develop to their true potential and providing pastoral care and support.
Key responsibilities:
? Project management
o Ensuring projects are well run with appropriate management of scope, schedule, quality and budget
o Creating and owning project documentation, including bid responses, estimates, feature specifications, project plans, quality plans and project Statements of Work.
o This role is accountable for successful project delivery and for keeping the management team fully up to date with the status of projects.
o Liaising with customers and other stakeholders for externally facing projects.
? Team Leadership
o Mentor and develop team members providing guidance and direction.
o Day-to-day task allocation and priority setting for the team.
o Reviewing and overseeing technical work of team, ensuring it is of sufficient quality.
o Promote the use of best practices.
o Line management is a possibility for this role depending on candidate experience.
? Technical Leadership
o Understand and assess technical specifications and customer requirements.
o Understand and assess technical architecture and design and its suitability for purpose.
o Review and contribute to estimates, quality assurance activity and documentation.
? Managing 2nd line support activities for existing products and test suites.
Skills & Experience:
You will have proven experience in both software development and team leadership or project management with the following experience:

? At least 3 years project management experience in technology-based product or service delivery, including demonstrable success in delivering projects on schedule.
? Experience in use of Agile software delivery techniques, such as Scrum, test driven development and continuous integration, and knowledge of at least 1 structured project management process / systems (such as PRINCE2, APM, PMP).
? A passion for new technology and a willingness to be technically ?hands-on?: i.e. understand new technologies and discuss them at a technical level with team members and management.
? Line management experience.
? Experience with testing and validating software or hardware products.
? Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. The individual should be capable of representing the company externally to customers, suppliers and in industry forums.
? Strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a team

Our client are based in Bristol City Centre within close proximity to Temple Station and to Cabot Circus shops, Bars and Restaurants. It?s an exciting time to join as our client are in the process of refurbishing their offices to create a unique space for their employees to work in alongside a social space and they believe in a good work life balance, which is why they work hard, but also make time for fun. They have dedicated social team, who organise events and activities throughout the year; go-karting, climbing, board-games nights are just some examples. They also have table football, computer games, chess, regular company-wide lunches and fortnightly technical talks on a range of topics.

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