Technical Project Manager – Agile – Manchester, North West
Technical Project Manager with experience working in an Agile environment managing projects upwards of £1m sought by global player at their offices in Manchester, North West.
Essential skills & experience:
Technical Project Manager candidates will have been involved in multiple projects that involve major application development/integration, infrastructure or service improvement delivery. You will be able to speak confidently about the detail of full life cycle projects that he/she had a lead role in delivering. This will include ability to discuss project objectives, technologies, design, delivery and project management approach taken. We would expect the candidate to be able to talk very lucidly on these topics for past projects.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate where they have taken a lead in managing teams and delivered operational improvements. This will include concrete discussion of cost savings, operational efficiency improvements, team management changes and, above all, a focus on customer service.
They will possess a strong background in technical project management or team leadership for IT delivery for blue chip clients. Ideally, the candidate will have carried out successful project recovery of failing projects.
Candidates will have a technical background gained across IT in a lead role (TA/Team Lead/Senior Developer) on industry standard platforms.
Project Managers must have a good working knowledge of multiple IT disciplines – e.g. Development, Testing, Infrastructure, Support - and demonstrated technical excellence in all of these. The candidate will understand the key drivers in successful IT delivery and support.
Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following areas:
-Practical knowledge of agile/iterative development methodologies (e.g. scrum, XP, DSDM, RUP etc.), operational frameworks such as ITIL and CoBIT and project delivery methods such as PRINCE2.
-Project Management based consultancy services, e.g. advice on UAT/OAT, test practice, iterative project design, or business analysis.
-Experience in Business Process Modelling and Improvement, and associated tools and methods e.g. ARIS, ITIL.
-Experience of establishing and running a Programme Management Office (PMO), particularly with a knowledge or related governance, reporting, methods, standards and administration.
A full job description is available to candidates meeting the above minimum criteria, please apply in the first instance with your latest CV outlining your salary expectations & availability for an immediate response.