Back to job search

Project Manager - Software Development / Agile

  • Location:

    Edinburgh

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    15% pension and annual bonus scheme

  • Contact:

    Kevin Feely

  • Contact email:

    Kfeely@headresourcing.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH35447_1636040957

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-04

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Project Manager - Software Development / Agile - Permanent - Edinburgh

Head Resourcing is currently recruiting an incredibly exciting new role with one of the leading investment organisations in the UK. Our client is recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to work with their application development teams and take end-to-end ownership of project delivery, whilst ensuring that high quality solutions are implemented in line with business requirements and expectations. Your background will include working with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers etc. and ideally you will have a strong understanding of working in an Agile environment. Our client has one the best employer reputations in Scotland and they are an exceptional company to work for - they have a customer focused culture where they value high quality service and customer satisfaction. Their success is underpinned by technology; they use a wide range of technology products and services to drive their business, they are continually investing in new and emerging technologies to ensure they are the forefront of their industry and offer the opportunity for employees to enhance and expand their current skillset.

Responsibilities:
- Work with the Product Owner (PO) and other business stakeholders to prioritise and deliver the project scope / backlog
- Work collaboratively with stakeholders and project teams to develop and maintain project plans. Gain a detailed understanding and take ownership of the end-to-end project activity / deliverables i.e. requirement gathering through to UAT & Implementation
- Take responsibility for day-to-day management of the Project Teams including Business Analysts, Tech Leads, Development teams, System Testers
- Facilitating project meetings (stand ups, project planning, retrospectives, etc) in line with agile project methodologies, as well as leading / facilitating Stakeholder Management across a number of business and IT teams
- Create Project Status Reports and providing project updates at the Programme & Project Group meetings and managing & providing visibility of Project Risks and Issues, escalating when appropriate
- Manage engagement with 3rd party vendor teams and contribute to the ongoing improvement of project management processes within the area

Essential:
- Extensive background and expertise in the use of Project Management methodologies and tools.
- Experience of software delivery, including cross-functional, cross-disciplinary project management and analysis experience
- Experience of leading teams through all phases of the software development lifecycle, ensuring successful delivery of high quality technical solutions
- Understanding of delivering IT programmes in an Agile framework (Agile, Scrum, Kanban)
- Ideally you will have previously delivered projects with integration and data migration as a key component of the project
- Project planning experience - ability to apply project logic and pragmatism to project plans.
- Resource planning, forecasting and estimation of effort required from others to meet your project objectives.
- Strong stakeholder management experience

Desirable:
- A recognised project management qualification such as PRINCE2, Scrum, APMG, etc would be advantageous
- Experience working in Investment Management is desirable, but not essential.

Benefits:
- Superb salary and benefits package including pension contribution of 15% and private health cover for you and your family
- Excellent annual bonus scheme (guaranteed 10% bonus, up to 25% additional annual bonus)
- Excellent training options
- Excellent long term career opportunities within a leading organisation
- City centre location with excellent transport links (hybrid office / WFH)