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Software Development Project Manager (SC cleared)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £450 - £500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Projects, Programmes & Change
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Software Development Project Manager required by our leading public sector clinet to be based in either London or Bristol.

This role will required SC clearance or a candidate who is happy to be put through clearance before they start.

Programme delivery knowledge of ORACLE, JAVA, REDHAT, Angular, Bootstrap, NEO4J, Elastic & Sharepoint to lead an Agile practitioners.

Be responsible and accountable for end to end agile software development project delivery through professional and effective project management, ensuring project objectives and deliverables are aligned with programme benefits, appropriately reviewed, governed and signed-off.

Task and resource planning - maintain and monitor a project schedule that meets project deadlines, aligning with a 3rd party development supplier & SME guidance, managing deviation with effective corrective measures, manage the boundaries of the project's scope and collaboratively leading project and 3rd party supplier resources.

Challenging estimates and evaluating 3rd party supplier capabilities for on time delivery.
Supporting and motivating the 3rd party supplier and project resources - Leverage agile ways of working, keeping the 3rd party supplier and project teams front and centre of straightforward task delivery, stimulating the teams to reach their full potential.

Controlling project time management and budget - determining and communicating changing priorities to the 3rd party supplier and project teams, together with the Product Owner, to track and complete functionality development sprints on-time and quality, and within agreed tolerances. Track and maintain the project budget, working with PMO, finance and programme manager.

Manage both internal and external stakeholder relationships and communications - Both formal and informal stakeholder assessment, mapping and management, including parties such as internal agency departments, senior leadership teams, governance board members, and external customers in regulated markets and law enforcement communities. Providing effective communications and summaries of complex technical matters to non-technical parties.

Analyse and pro-actively manage project risk and issues - the ongoing process of risk management in a challenging, knowledge and supportive manner including the identify/evaluate risks, effective mitigation, appropriate and timely escalation and effective issue resolution.

Managing project reporting within a matrix organisation and developing/maintain suitable project documentation, aligning with agency standards - adding insight to facts to facilitate actionable information and decision making, supporting continuous improvement and positively engaging with lessons learnt evaluation throughout the project lifecycle.

Manage the project change control process to ensure that the agreed process is followed and that impact assessments are completed within agreed timelines.

Assure delivery in accordance with the agency's ITIL based process and ensure delivery within relevant governance, statutory and policy obligations.

Skills and Experience

A successful candidate will likely hold qualifications in the following areas or relevant experience:

  • Leading 3rd party agile software development teams and Agile Project Management qualified
  • Significant and demonstrable experience of managing 3rd party agile software development projects to non-IT business users (agile software development not infrastructure projects).
  • Formal professional project management qualification(s), MSP and Prince2 (Practitioner)
  • ITIL methods and Change Management
  • Prince practitioner
  • ITIL



Programme delivery knowledge of ORACLE, JAVA, REDHAT, Angular, Bootstrap, NEO4J, Elastic & Sharepoint to lead an Agile practitioners.
Understand, articulate and leverage agile project management methods, for 3rd party agile software development.

Excellent 3rd party supplier management skills to set, monitor and confirm 3rd party supplier performance and deliverables.

Excellent entrepreneurial mindset, to allow to think beyond the project deliverables and enhance the resourcefulness of the wider programme and project team members.

Set the tone and direction of the project, motivating, supporting and enhancing agile project team members and 3rd party supplier.

Maintain the project big picture within the programme to keep knowledge and information flowing between the project team, programme and stakeholders.

A sound balance of technical and business knowledge as a hybrid manager, enabling effective communication between technical and business people, providing the 'translation' for business people on technical matters.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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