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Agile Delivery Lead

Company details

Sopra Banking Software is one of the fastest growing global Fintech companies, featured in IDC Fintech Top 100 Rankings! We build the technology that powers the world’s best financial institutions, enabling millions of people to access better financial services.
We are committed to employing a diverse and creating an inclusive culture where all our people can be themselves and succeed on merit. So if this sounds like a culture you would like to be part of then be assured that we will welcome your application.
We believe our people are our greatest asset. We actively encourage the professional development of our employees with on the job training, learning from our subject matter experts, access to our Sopra University e-learning, and the benefit of external training opportunities.
As part of our hiring process new employees will be required to pass a confidential consumer credit check and DBS check. This is a straight forward credit check for CCJ’s, bankruptcy and a criminal record check, however if you wish to know more about what is or is not acceptable please ask our recruitment team.

Function

Sopra Banking Software has an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading financial software providers as an Agile Delivery Lead to work on a large scale client account. The role will be Edinburgh based and the successful candidate will be responsible for leading key value streams alongside an Edinburgh based Tier 1 bank. The role holder must be flexible and willing to travel to other locations in the UK.
As a client facing Delivery Lead you will hold a high profile with both internal stakeholders and our client base. You will be leading complex and fast paced work so this opportunity would suit someone with five years Delivery Lead experience within the financial services sector. This is a really good opportunity to get into a fantastic and positive team and make your mark.

As Delivery Lead you will be responsible for the following:

• Deliver software development projects using Agile development methodology
• Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning and demos
• Ensure agile processes are followed and work with the teams to help them adopt the process that works best for the team
• Ensure project teams are practising the core principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
• Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
• Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
• Support the development managers and project leads as necessary
• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
• Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
• Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal
• Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
• Empower the teams to self-organize
• Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible
• Adapt project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks
• Stakeholder management
• Risk and issue identification and management
• Dependency management
• Communication to the team and outside of the team
• Alignment with other customer projects and initiatives
• Working with engagement managers to set up and correctly size the team

Profile

The successful candidate will have a mixture of the following skills and experience:

• Very strong technical background either as a Business Analyst, Software Developer, Quality Analyst or Project Manager
• Involved with all aspects of software delivery and life cycle, from discovery and inception phase to UAT and delivery
• Lead teams who delivered successful enterprise software development projects
• Successfully applied Agile/XP/Scrum practices and introduced Agile techniques and have coached teams to apply them effectively, thanks to your Agile expertise and outstanding communication skills
• Experienced in the role of Delivery Lead
• Proficient in managing scope in an Agile project and facilitating the user story lifecycle in close collaboration with the customer/Product Owner, including breaking down complex requirements into independent user stories, capturing detailed acceptance criteria, building a release plan with user, managing the backlog, running showcases
• Ideally experience of running distributed teams and distributed agile
• Experience in software development projects.
• Flexible in working practices
• Exceptional listening, written and verbal communication skills including exceptional client facing/consulting skills

Offer

By joining the Sopra Banking Software team you will enjoy our excellent rewards and benefits schemes including a 6% pension contribution, employee share scheme (buy one get one free), an option to buy or sell holiday days, medical insurance, critical illness cover, a health cash plan, and an openness to discussing flexible working arrangements, plus many more excellent benefits.

Salary up to £70,000 p/a

  • Placed on:Tue 11 February 2020
  • Location: Edinburgh

Sopra Banking UK

Office 1 The Square, 2 Broad Street West
S1 2BQ Sheffield
United Kingdom

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