Agile Delivery Manager

Recruiter
Harvey Nash
Location
Edinburgh
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a highly capable Agile Delivery Manager with a strong technical focus for one of Edinburgh's leading consultancies. Due to growing demand they require someone who is comfortable leading teams of highly skilled and capable Software Engineers, strong in front of clients with the ability to translate technical information to a wide audience, including nontechnical persons. Building complex, large-scale critical systems, they have built their reputation on excellence working in partnership with leading financial services organisations globally. Having enjoyed year-on-year growth for the last 10 years and with offices stretching the length of the UK they are now in need of a Technical Agile Delivery Manager to join the team here in Edinburgh, reporting into the Head of Delivery based in London. You will lead Agile teams delivering projects for FS clients and team size will be dependent on the project being delivered. Having a natural love for technology with a continuous learning mind set you will be leading teams of Developers of C#, Java, Node, Angular and React building bespoke systems, this role requires an individual who has a strong technical background at an enterprise level. You will have full working knowledge of a software lifecycle, preferably coming from a Technical Project Management position after being a Developer for many years, ideally you will have experience of working in a consultancy previously and understand the demands that this brings. Requriements; * Strong commercial experience in a significant software-based technical project management role * A track record of managing multiple software development streams * Strong technical expertise in modern object-oriented software development technologies (such as Java EE, .NET or HTML5) and the full software development process * Solid people skills and proficiency in the management and motivation of high quality software development teams * Hands on experience managing projects based on Agile methods, preferably Scrum, as well as a good understanding of both Agile and Waterfall-based project delivery methods * An understanding of the governance required of enterprise-level projects * First class communication, presentation and customer relationship management skills * A relevant university degree * Ability and flexibility to travel to client sites as and when required throughout central Scotland * A software development background * Previous experience in a consultancy * Evidence of project management competency (such as PRINCE2 Practitioner status, PMI or ScrumMaster)