Product Design Team Lead, Software Solutions, Hands On Manager
My client are a market leading software provider, a growing division of a global software parent group, experiencing continued expansion, driven by success, new customers and a new flagship product.
We’re looking to recruit a Product Design Team Lead. To fill this role, we need a leader to inspire and motivate a team of 6 Product Owners towards building innovative solutions for the fast-moving industry. You will bring a strong customer focus to the team, and be able to balance their business needs against commercial requirements.
This is a friendly and helpful bunch; R&D sit in the middle of an open-plan office, where we can get ready access to our stakeholders – Sales, Professional Services and Customer Service.
The role itself is very varied and will entail:
- Be ultimately responsible for the design of the product set
Work with the team of Product Owners to:
-Be responsible for delivering the functional elements against the roadmap
-Maintain innovative thinking and creativity in the delivery of greenfield development
-Collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to define the detailed software requirements
-Ensure the delivery of software and supporting documentations to the business
-Manage and motivate your team of Product Owners to deliver great software, on time
-Supervise resource allocation to maximize productivity
-Supervise project costs and timelines
-Work with the R&D leadership team to strive for continuous improvement:
-Define the product roadmap in conjunction with the Senior Management Team
-Work within an Agile framework with a team of both on-shore and off-shore developers
Knowledge & Experience:
Any of the following would be useful:
-Experience of presenting to higher management
-Creating and maintaining strong relationships with business leaders
-Management experience: developing individuals and maximising team contribution
-Experience of, and belief in, Agile development methodologies
-Demonstrable experience of business acumen
-Knowledge of Test Driven Development
-Knowledge of Responsive design
-IT related Degree, or relevant industry certification (CSPO, BCS Agile Practitioner etc) preferred.
Your Personal Characteristics will include:
We value our staff and want to add the best people to our team. We’re looking for people who are passionate about well-designed software. We value self-motivation and creativity. We like honest team players and good communicators. We like people who want to get stuck in and get things done.
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