Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

Recruiter
Harvey Nash
Location
Manchester
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Agile/Scrum Project Manager ** Location: Manchester City Centre Salary: Up to £55,000 (DOE) - Flexible and relaxed working environment Role Description We are looking for an experienced Agile/Scrum Project Manager, someone who is capable of taking our product development team to the next level, both in terms of delivery, and in the adoption of agile/scrum practices. The ideal candidate will bring previous experiences, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to help drive delivery throughput of the development team, and be able to define, implement and manage new agile practices within the wider business. They must show a willingness to embrace change, be able to manage a diverse and eclectic mix of technical specialists, and be hungry for personal and commercial success. Responsibilities > Enable and empower the development team to create and run digital and non-digital projects using the appropriate agile project management methodology; learning and iterating frequently, and capturing Sprint metrics > Identify and report on impediments/blockers to the development team to enable a continuous and smooth development delivery pipeline > Work with the Product Owner to define the roadmap for the product(s), and work with the development team and other areas of the business to translate this into actionable Sprint-by-Sprint plans > Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process for each Sprint, helping development team members to prioritise and self-organise around the work that needs to be completed against their capabilities and capacities > Facilitate the regular team agile meetings, such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Ups, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospectives. Mentoring and coaching members to ensure all are focused on a common goal and working with an agile mind-set > Assist in training the development team members and other employees on agile/Scrum concepts Above all else, foster and encourage a collaborative team environment driven to build great software products while having fun! Required Skills > At least 5 years' experience in delivering high quality digital projects and products > At least 3 years' experience using agile project management methods in a commercial / software engineering environment > Experience of management - setting direction, coaching staff and being an enabler of change > Proven experience of balancing multiple priorities on time-critical projects and employing techniques to deal with ambiguity and limited resources > Proven ability to challenge and remove any unnecessary barriers to service delivery > Demonstrable experience in coaching and mentoring multi-disciplinary teams in agile best practice techniques > Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, consistently delivering accurate reporting as to the current state of play about the delivery of projects > Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of individuals, communicating this in a constructive manner to support their overall personal development Desirable Skills > Excellent understanding of the digital landscape and the opportunities for service improvement and innovation offered by digital technology > Knowledge of the financial services sector > Industry recognised agile and/or project management qualification > Good understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), and knowledge of mobile app, server-side and web-based development If you would like to hear more about this fantastic opportunity, please submit a CV - alex.castell