• Location: England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
  • Technology: AWS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 9th Apr, 2019
  • Reference: LH3921


Looking for a new job can be a bit like navigating a minefield - with the mines you are trying to avoid being badly written job ads, boring content and recruiters who think 'Java' and 'JavaScript' are the same thing.

So with that in mind, I wanted to write something (hopefully) a bit more interesting. In order to do that, I wanted to take you on a journey (bear with me)…

The journey beings with a top tier Digital Consultancy, with offices all over the UK and with a recognised offering spanning cloud computing, bespoke software development and managed services. They work across multiple sectors and are trusted by both public and private sector organisations to deliver complex digital transformations that address their customer's most critical business needs. They offer tailored career development for all new starters and offer fully expensed training and qualifications.

The journey continues with the role, that of a 'Technical Project Manager' within their digital delivery function. You will work closely with end customers, managing the full E2E project lifecycle for a range of projects within the software application development space.

The role will require you to liaise closely with Software Engineers, Architects and Designers (hence the word 'Technical') and you must have proven experience delivering full software projects to completion. Due to the client-driven nature of the business, they will look at candidates with both Waterfall and Agile experience but Agile is there preference as the majority of your projects would include full scale Agile transformations.

The journey draws to a close with their requirements, so rather than simply copying and pasting the JD, I have decided to list the most important requirements below:

Software Project Management - you must have proven experience managing software development projects (e.g. Java, .NET, JavaScript, AWS, Azure, PaaS, SaaS etc.) and the technology itself is not important. You will be involved in the full SDLC and should have proven experience taking a project from initial conception through to live service.

Delivery Methodologies - you should have proven experience working with a range of methodologies including PRINCE2, Waterfall and Agile (Scrum, Kanban). Agile is the most desired skill and a track record delivering Agile projects would be a huge benefit.

PM Toolkit - you should be able to demonstrate experience across the core PM toolkit including documentation, project planning, resource management, risk management and budget management. You will be given a large amount of autonomy but that comes with an element of trust. The more experience you demonstrate, the greater that level of trust will be.

Stakeholder Management - finally, you should be able to demonstrate extensive experience working in a stakeholder-facing capacity, ideally working with both technical and business-facing stakeholders. This role will see you act as a conduit between technology and the business and being able to manage and influence stakeholder expectations is therefore crucial.

The journey ends with you... i.e. do you want to apply? If the answer is a resounding 'yes' then I can be contacted via the following means:

You can call me on either 0191 338 7540 or 07943721308. Alternatively, send me an email to l.haghighat@frgconsulting.com or drop me a LinkedIn message by searching for 'Liam Haghighat'.

However, if you feel this role isn't right for you then I wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your job search!

Anything discussed in relation to this advert will remain confidential and fully compliant with GDPR.

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