Agile Delivery Manager, Defence

London | Defence

Join our defence and national security business and you’ll be helping users plan and train to meet the most complex security threats in the world. Working alongside experts in AI and Machine Learning, computational modelling and distributed systems, you’ll be putting multiplayer technology to life-saving use.

The focus of this position is to ensure the smooth operation of the squad’s agile processes which support the technical deliveries of software to our Defence customers. We are significantly scaling the size and complexity of our engagements and are seeking to bolster our delivery capability. Additionally you will, on occasion, help facilitate software delivery at customer sites (hardware, logistics, security, ops). More information about the specific program is available here (https://www.improbable.io/blog/uk-army-cttp-sse).

As a very modern engineering organisation, we work natively using agile methodologies to deliver disruptive cloud-based software solutions supporting the mission of our Armed Forces in keeping the nation safe and secure. Our organisation set up means you will have a greater surface area for impact than traditional firms and you will be able to work closely with our key customer stakeholders.

Areas for Impact

  • You will embed into one (or more) delivery squads in Defence, leading delivery to our Defence customers and working closely with PMO and Product management groups.
  • You will facilitate agile ceremonies and drive projects to completion, contributing to the product & architecture technical roadmap.
  • You will challenge deliverables status, anticipate blockers, remove blockers and identify and engage with the right stakeholders to mitigate unexpected issues.
  • You will promote a shared concept of risk, priority and quality, so that delivery outcomes are well understood and owned across the team.
  • You will leverage your agile delivery experience to improve our ways of working.
  • You will ensure that teams use data-driven insight to adapt and change their approach for effective delivery.

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • 4+ years experience in a Software Project Delivery role working directly with customers.

  • Experience running Agile software development teams as a Scrum Master or Agile Delivery Manager.
  • Expert Jira user with a solid understanding of its functions.
  • Collaborative communication skills.
  • Self-starter, able to amend or create processes; not just rely on them.
  • A clear understanding of the software development lifecycle, either by way of a technical degree or experience in industry, with an ability to build strong relationships with colleagues of other disciplines, particularly engineering and product design.
Please note due to the nature of this role you will be expected to meet requirements associated with obtaining UK security vetting clearance
While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.

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