Newcastle Upon Tyne
|Location||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Salary||Up to £47,581|
Employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more
|Closing date||31 March 2019|
Do you want to be part of something really big?
BPDTS Ltd is a not-for-profit company which provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.
We are looking for Agile Delivery Managers to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens’ lives. In BPDTS a relaxed culture empowers our teams to focus entirely on the incredible outcomes we’re trying to achieve.
We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million UK citizens. Our fast growing digital community is driving that change.
As an Agile Delivery Manager you will be accountable for the effective, cross-functional delivery of products using agile/lean techniques.
You must have a good understanding of software development, business operational process design, non-digital artefact design (e.g. paper forms), user research, user experience design and aspects of strategy/policy development. You will apply this to help dynamically organise delivery activities at a detailed level.
You will already be an experienced leader of agile/lean techniques within your team and will be tasked with empowering the team to self-organise effectively to optimise their chances of success. Critically you will be are accountable for setting a good, sustainable delivery pace.
You will apply good agile delivery practice for planning, tracking progress, managing blockers, financial management, scope management, resource management, stakeholder management and governance.
You will be accountable for efficient integration with other (agile or non-agile) delivery teams and departmental governance. You will have experience in delivering projects using a waterfall methodology and be able to identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use.
What are we looking for?
- Excellent experience of planning, team dynamics and collaboration
- In-depth knowledge of agile and lean practices, effective communication and ability to make the process work
- Demonstrable experience of maintaining delivery momentum and lifecycle perspective
- Good grounding in commercial management and financial management
- Excellent software engineering and product design experience
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATION
- Training in agile techniques.
- Degree in software engineering (NOT REQUIRED IF: worked in some capacity with an in-house software development team over most of the development lifecycle OR have good hands- on software development experience).
Where will you work?
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds. We’ve transformed Leeds landmark Quarry House into a vibrant modern workplace, designed for and by members of our digital community. Here we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.
We’re handy for public transport, and we’ve got the best of the city on our doorstep so if you want to step out at lunchtime for a treat you can find ace street food slingers like Manjit’s Kitchen and Fat Annies over at our near neighbours Kirkgate Market.
Inside we have great facilities including restaurants, coffee shops, a pool, gym facilities and (less fun, but convenient) a dentist.
What is our offer?
- We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £47,581
- You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
- We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
- We’ll help you balance your life and work
- We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days
We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks – which can be tailored to your lifestyle.
Building our future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in you.
You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.
Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘candidate information pack’ button.
You’ll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you’ll upload a CV and answer the following question: “What is your preferred agile framework, and why?”