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Agile Delivery Manager SaMD

2022-06-10 14:48:522022-08-08 Pop Science
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Islington
Area Central London, UK Central London UK Islington
Sector Technology and IT
Salary £70k - 90k per year + bonus and benefits
Currency gbp
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref 1200
Job Views 153

Are you an expert Agile Delivery Manager, ideally with a passion for Software as a Medical Device? We need someone to join our client on the cutting edge of precision medicine, developing their digital solutions for patients and doctors.

Primary responsibilities

- Organise the Software Development team to focus them on the key activities needed to meet product and project goals.

- Knows Scrum and/or Kanban inside out, and lives the spirit of the practices as well as the fundamental mechanics.

- Responsible for running or organising all the key delivery ceremonies, including stand ups, backlog refinement, sprint planning, three amigos (etc).

- Performs day-to-day management of the "Board", ie the current view of key delivery activities (typically a sprint backlog of stories in Jira).

- Protects the delivery team from extraneous interference, and supports the team in working out how to effectively deliver. Has overall responsibility for identifying blockers, and acting to unblock the team.

- Coaches the team and key business stakeholders to make sure they understand why key activities are required - helps the team to avoid cargo-cult processes.

- Organises and runs team retrospectives to help the team to continuously improve.

- Translates the product roadmap into short and medium term goals for the team to deliver. Strips away noise that could interfere with the team's ability to deliver.

Secondary responsibilities

- Ensures the team follows our Quality Management System, and understands the importance of the QMS in being able to reach the market. Knows what is most important in terms of QMS activities and documentation.

- Collects delivery metrics to support business decision making and tracking.


- Minimum 2:1 in a relevant degree

- Experience of being an Associate Delivery Manager, Delivery Manager, Scrum Master or Agile Coach, working hands-on in an agile, cross-functional product team

- Experience of working with Product Managers or Product Owners, Engineers and Designers in a collaborative environment

- Able to give examples of where you have supported a product team to deliver using a range of agile tools and techniques


- Agile and Lean practices. You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use. You can recognise when something does not work and encourage a mindset of experimentation. You can adapt and reflect, be resilient and have the ability to see outside of the process. You can use a blended approach depending on the context. You can measure and evaluate outcomes. You know how to help teams to manage and visualise outcomes. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

- Communication skills. You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them. You can manage stakeholders' expectations and be flexible. You are capable of proactive and reactive communication. You can facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

- Maintaining delivery momentum. You can facilitate the delivery flow of a team, managing the pace and tempo. You can actively address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

- Making a process work. You can identify and challenge organisational processes of increasing complexity and those processes that are unnecessarily complicated. You can add value and can coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes. You know how to guide teams through the implementation of a new process. (Relevant skill level: expert)

- Planning. You understand the environment and can prioritise the most important or highest value tasks. You can use data to inform planning. You can manage complex internal and external dependencies. You can provide delivery confidence. You can remove blockers or impediments that affect plans and can develop a plan for difficult situations. You ensure that teams plan appropriately for their own capacity. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

- Team dynamics and collaboration. You know how to bring people together to form a motivated team. You can help to create the right environment for a team to work in and can empower them to deliver. You can recognise and deal with issues. You can facilitate the best team make-up depending on the situation. (Relevant skill level: working)


#agile #scrum #technicaldelivery #softwareprojectmanagement #SaMD #softwareasamedicaldevice #precision medicine 

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