My client a leading financial organisation is looking for a Infrastructure Programme Manager. My client is open to looking for a Senior IT Project Manager but will need to demonstrate experience working within Infrastructure/Cloud Programmes.
The role will offer working from their Surrey office 1 day per week the rest of the time will be remote
The Programme Manager is a leadership role responsible for the effective delivery of value from and flow of work through a Value Stream's delivery teams.
As a vital member of the Value Stream leadership team, the Programme Manager will enable and drive the delivery of real business value by the Value Stream. To do this will include facilitation, direction and support of the Value Stream teams in both Business and Technology change, stakeholder engagement and the drive for continuous improvement.
You will clearly understand and have the ability to identify and manage the opportunities and challenges of aligning delivery efforts with business priorities across a complex range of domains. Also be able to confidently build and maintain close relationships with key stakeholders to co-create an environment for success.
The Infrastructure Programme Manager will have line management responsibilities with responsibility for coaching and developing both direct reports and other members of the function.
Significant experience (at least 10 years) of project/ programme management in an agile, multi-disciplined and commercial environment, in roles across Business and IT. Including responsibility for end to end delivery of £1m+ initiatives.
Experience of applying various delivery methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, Kanban as appropriate.
Significant experience (at least 10 years) of delivering technology infrastructure, ideally within the Financial Services sector.
Experience of managing multiple initiatives (3 or more) simultaneously.
Experience of delivery on premise and Cloud infrastructure.
Specific technical experience:
Migration of Windows, SQL and Win Server Operating systems, ideally to versions up to 2019.
Cloud experience within Ms Azure, Office 365, Data centre migrations, Ms Severs. Vitalisation, Networks, experience of working on programmes/projects taking on- prem to the cloud.
Any experience within Data or DevOps is hugely desirable as well as working within a change function.
Infrastructure and Network migration (ideally to Cloud) initiatives.
Strong stakeholder, negotiation and conflict management skills.
Broad knowledge and experience of different delivery methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile (inc. Scrum & Kanban)
Broad experience (at least 2 years) in the Financial Services sector and ability to apply this experience to the needs of the business.
Good relationship management skills (to Director Level).
Good delivery management experience in multi-functional projects.
Good awareness of the control environment within a financial services organisation.
Good awareness and understanding of Conduct Risk.
Good experience of managing external suppliers.
Proven track record in the continued optimisation of the project release schedule to support the frequent delivery of high-quality releases.
Understand the value of agile artefacts and metrics (backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task definition).
Demonstrate empathy, common sense and pragmatism. Relate to both business and technology teams.
Dynamic, seizes the initiative, takes clear and confident decisions
Accepts appropriate accountability when things do not go to plan, learns from these setbacks
Sets clearly defined objectives for self and, where appropriate, own team
Organises time and resources effectively to deliver work, anticipates potential difficulties or obstacles, quick to respond and adapt
Demonstrates sustained drive and determination to achieve success
Identifies own development needs and proactively seeks opportunities to develop
Finds opportunities to add value to the business, impacting upon our cost, profit and / or revenue