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Software Development Project Manager

Ref: BROADBEAN_917471667928927

on 08 November 2022
Contract Type
£50,000 - £55,000

Software Development Project Manager

Hybrid/ Oxfordshire (On site once every 2 weeks or if necessary)

£50,000 - £55,000 plus great company benefits.

The Company

Our client is an award winning company, and the world's largest supplier of motion capture technology. They are looking for a Project manager to work within the Oxford based Development group.

The Role

The individual will take responsibility for multiple development projects (software and/or hardware) and will have project management experience preferably using agile techniques. You will be working closely with Development and Product managers they will oversee the development of new products. In addition, there will be opportunities to take project ownership for major technical upgrading and maintenance work for existing products as part of the continuing commercial development of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with technical leads, product managers and team members to define a project scope and achievable schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; ensuring cross-platform requirements, stakeholder input and on-going maintenance/technical debt considerations are included
  • Deliver projects to full project closure, tracking timescales, reporting progress to the Programme Manager and contributing to department progress reports
  • Understand and communicate impact of unplanned work
  • Manage multi-functional project risks and issues and provide suggestions on to how to correct deviations from plans
  • Organise and lead project status meetings e.g., stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives
  • Promote empowerment of the team, ensuring that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, whilst encouraging a sustainable pace with high levels of quality for the team
  • Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work
  • Ensure project team is carrying out relevant technical meetings to discuss and review their delivery of capabilities
  • Support Product Managers to perform delivery planning for assigned projects and support cross-department links to ensure all aspects of the business are engaged in successful delivery of projects
  • Undertake lessons learned reviews for completed projects ensuring that improvement actions are taken forward into new projects
  • Deploy up to date project management tools and techniques whilst working with ISO9001 and ISO13485 frameworks using the appropriate project management techniques
  • Champion and lead ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices
  • Support effective system of project governance through control of project documentation
  • Drive backlog refinement and Jira project maintenance. When required, writing success criteria/tickets for approval from Product Manager and development team

Key Skills

  • Be able to demonstrate project management experience of leading development projects
  • Knowledge of agile project management principles and practices
  • Sufficient level of experience of working with software to be able to objectively evaluate project risks and issue
  • Be a highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Have a structured and logical approach to problem solving with the ability to influence others
  • Demonstrate successful team working skills with a proven track record in matrix management or cross functional
  • Knowledge / experience in ISO standards: ISO62304 and ISO14971
  • If you have experience of software development life cycles models including management of concurrent streams this would be desirable
  • Any examples of making positive contribution to business performance through developed strategies for project delivery along with flexibility is also desirable
  • It's desirable to have knowledge of Software test management and QA processes
  • Use or knowledge of Jira and Confluence software from Atlassian alternative development productivity tools
  • An ideal candidate needs to have effective communication and presentation delivery
  • Knowledge of motion capture technology and processes
  • Project management qualification such as Prince 2 practitioner or Scrum Master is desirable
  • Knowledge of both software and hardware processes

Please apply ASAP to be considered on contact more information

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