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Software Project Manager

  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security


Software Project Manager needed to join a Software House based in West Drayton. As the Software Project Manager, you will deliver an ongoing pipeline of change to the client's product via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled team. You'll be working on multiple software projects alongside the development team, planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed. You will be comfortable reporting to internal and external clients as well as all levels of management.

Through release planning you will balance the pipeline of work against available resources, ensuring timely delivery of the assigned project(s). You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver project releases using an appropriate methodology, iterating frequently whilst ensuring the support of key stakeholders
  • Perform a key role in release management and reporting with internal and external clients
  • Primary approver of Impact Assessments to Change Requests
  • Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Ensure all products are built to a robust level of quality within the allocated time/budget
  • To manage and deliver Product Group software projects on time and with the planned resources in conjunction with the technical team leaders.
  • Project manage 'mini' projects to resolve high priority software issues for live software.
  • Actively participating in the broader delivery team, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice
  • Overseeing the Release through to Production deployment - to time, cost and quality, liaising with internal and external clients as required
COMPETENCES/SKILLS:
  • Collaborative approach to working
  • Experience as a project manager of multiple software development projects
  • Able to understand technical delivery issues and facilitate successful resolution
  • Strong estimation and budget scoping skills
  • Understanding of Waterfall and Agile software development life cycles
  • Provide constructive challenge to requested changes / release content as appropriate
  • Spot warning signs early and provide a decisive response to delivery challenges
  • Analyse and evaluate pros and cons and identify risks in order to make decisions that take account of the wider context
  • Good at prioritising time-critical work
  • Identify the main issues in complex problems, clarify understanding or stakeholder expectations, to seek best option
  • Make difficult decisions by pragmatically weighing the complexities involved vs. the need to act
  • Push decision making to the right level within their teams, not allow unnecessary bureaucracy and structure to suppress innovation and delivery
  • Confidently engage with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels to generate commitment to goals


If you're interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your updated CV for immediate consideration.

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

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