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Project manager

Project manager

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £395.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Karen Brown

  • Contact email:

    karen.brown@volt.eu.com

  • Job ref:

    74096-ITENG-KAB_1556203977

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    39 weeks

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-24

  • Start date:

    asap

  • Consultant:

    #

My Client a major technology company are looking for a Project Manager with an applications Development background alongside Agile experience.

This role is covering for Maternity leave starting in June. However, a handover would be ideal.
There is a team of 35, this includes; engineers, designers and PMs. The team are building an inbox app around digital assistance.
The team all sit in an open space together in Paddington. The broader organisation is around a team of 600 across 6 different countries, so there will be international calls. However, this role is mainly liaising with internal London team.

Key Accountabilities
·Work with creative teams to establish and implement requirements for content generation
·Drive the delivery of excellent quality software through all aspects of development
·Plan the projects, own, the backlog, track the bugs and report about progress on the projects
·Identify multi-product/service dependency issues and scheduling priorities, and establishes milestone exit criteria
·Translate between an agile team and a milestone driven multi-project program
·Drive collaboration across teams and ensures that people with the right expertise are involved. Find ways to accomplish more by enabling others
·Improve systems to manage product feedback from customers and resolve issues.
·Understand data driven development and how this can be used to drive quality and prioritise development
·Consistently contribute key ideas to the vision that appeal to the customer's sense of style, fun, and aesthetics as well as their functional needs
·Embody the studio's Engineering Principles
·Be flexible and able to adapt to new challenges
·Challenge engineering team to be better and more predictable

Must have
App development, no specific technologies - from a PM perspective. Familiar with the process.
Good knowledge of a task management systems, e.g. VSO, TFS
Familiarity with Scrum (Very Agile project). Ability to run a project in an agile way, operating in sprints.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Essential Experience
·Proven experience shipping many successful apps on various platforms
·At least 2 years' experience in similar Project Management roles
·Understanding and good working knowledge of task management systems (e.g.TFS, VSO…)
Desirable Experience
·Experience with Digital Assistants
·Experience with Mobile, Windows and .Net
·Experience working with geographically distributed teams and stakeholders

Technical/Functional Skills
·Ability to drive tasks to completion in a timely manner, achieving compromises with other disciplines as required to hit deadlines
·A very personable and 'can-do' attitude. Excellent at communicating with non-programmers and programmers to gather end-user requirements
·Very strong problem-solving skills - ability to think outside the box
Qualifications
BSc, BEng, or MS in Computer Science