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Delivery Lead

Pertemps Thames Water Commercial
Reading, UK
Closing date
18 Jan 2021

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About the role:

As Delivery Lead, you will be a DevOps professional, essential to helping Thames Water achieve its ambition as the leading digital-first utility company.

Your role is integral to the new product delivery methodology currently being pioneered within the technology department and will be responsible for the technical aspects of the product.

The role is a senior position responsible for leading the design, build and operational management of secure and scalable software. You will pioneer new ways of working within the technology department and will promote and enable a shift to Rapid Delivery across the technology department.

You will own the agile processes and governance within their team developing key relationships within the business and the IT organisation. You will guide and coach the team on a continual basis in the use of agile practices and recommend improvements to team ways of working. You espouse experimentation and regularly review the benefits of new practices.

The delivery lead is in place to support the team and support the product owner and the team to prioritise and deliver the product backlog.

You will coordinate the assessment of new product demand while maintaining delivery on work already in process. You will help to coach and mentor less experienced colleagues in this way of working.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or aligned experience
Scrum Certified, minimum Practitioner level
Extensive experience working in an Agile Delivery Environment working as a scrum master or equivalent.
Demonstrable experience of leading teams and working in Agile delivery environments and has led Agile / DevOps delivery.
Builds credible relationships with stakeholders and uses expertise to influence and shape Thames plans and strategies.
Experience managing financial budgets
Good skills and knowledge of digital leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Familiar with reporting progress to the business and IT stakeholders
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, BDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games What's in it for you:

Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday. There is also a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also have a referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We're proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water

About us:

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That's why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We're passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We're also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We're reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We're using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world's poorest communities.

Together, we're building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you'll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy
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