Agile Software Project Manager - Winchester - Banking / FS

14 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Agile Software Project Manager required for well-established growing international award winning fintech company leading the way in innovative Digital Banking software.

Position Summary

You will work within a team of existing Project Managers as part of the UK Delivery group, reporting to the Head of Delivery. The role is based predominantly in the company’s offices in Winchester, but some travel, mainly to London, will be required. Flexible working and a relaxed office atmosphere are an intrinsic part of the company culture.

Your primary role will be to take responsibility for the delivery of software development projects both for clients based in the UK and further afield. At any given time you may be managing one large project or several smaller projects depending on the workload.

Working closely with a large experienced in-house development team as well as opportunities to collaborate with development teams across the wider group. The position involves coordinating the activities of a subset of these developers and working alongside other financial service providers to develop and integrate solutions meeting the client’s requirements.

Predominantly Agile methodology for development; however some projects may also need to incorporate aspects of Waterfall planning.

Working with well-established change control procedures for both software development and system deployment, the role will involve ensuring that these processes are fully implemented in all projects being managed.

Almost all systems developed are deployed and hosted in on site data centre and to in-house disaster recovery backup site. Your role will involve coordinating releases with the client and in-house operations and support teams.

With a dedicated support team who work as part of the operations group, the project manager’s role will occasionally involve coordinating support from the development team to the support team for client systems with which they are familiar.

The role will involve a wide variety of challenges and offer the successful candidate an opportunity to expand and develop existing project management experience and skills within a close knit and supportive environment. The role presents considerable opportunity for career advancement as part of an innovative fintech company supplying solutions to Europe’s most demanding sector.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate should have:

* Experience of managing multi-disciplinary software development teams to deliver software solutions to agreed timescales and budgets.
* Excellent communication skills, written and oral. These will need to be employed both internally and externally to clients.
* Team player who will establish strong and positive working relationships with colleagues, and clients alike.
* Experience of the full project lifecycle, employing agile development methodologies.
* Customer focus and the desire and ability to establish strong relationships with individuals at all levels in client organisations.
* Project planning and monitoring, coupled with a pragmatic approach to reprioritisation as projects progress using project planning and monitoring tools such as MS Project and JIRA.
* Strong and well established documentation skills.

Additional skills that will be an advantage:

* High level familiarity with the Microsoft .Net & Java technology stack.
* Exposure to data centre operations including hosting and networking.
* Experience in banking, investment and wealth management industry sectors
* Experience of working with project planning and monitoring tools such as MS Project and Jira.
* Some basic experience of business analysis and understanding clients high level requirements
* Certification is a plus; e.g. AgilePM, DSDM Atern, Prince2, Prince2 Agile,

Well respected working culture offering flexibility and opportunities to develop deep technical knowledge and experience with supported ongoing training and development.

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