Scrum Product Owner – (9 – 12 month FTC)
Salary – Competitive + excellent benefits
About Good Energy:
One of the biggest things we can all do to tackle climate change is switch to clean power. At Good Energy, we’ve been giving people that choice since 1999. We supply thousands of homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity, sourced from local, independent generators. And, by working with our customers, generators and investors, we’re achieving our purpose of powering a cleaner, greener future together.
We’re now beginning an exciting new chapter in our story, which will see us explore innovative ways to help more and more homes and businesses use clean, renewable power. To do this, we need talented people to join us. And that’s where you come in. Join us and become part of a team whose day-to-day work contributes to building a more sustainable world for us all.
About the role
The role will support the Agile team’s Product Lead, Technical Lead and other stakeholders by understanding and analysing requested Product Features, defining user stories and prioritising the team’s backlog with the focus on value delivery and risk reduction.
A key part if the role will be to act as the point of contact for interfacing with key stakeholders related to the user stories. You will also support the analysis, creation and elaboration of business requirements and user stories in order to scope work necessary to deliver requested features.
In addition, you will be responsible for prioritising and continuously refining the team’s backlog that includes defects and technical debt, with a focus on value, time and other interdependencies.
With previous experience working within an Agile team environment, you will be able to interpret requirements from stakeholders and work with development teams to effectively describe work required to meet them.
You will be a team player with good interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a high attention to detail and exceptional technical knowledge. With demonstrable experience of translating complex issues and information into simple, key messages and actions, you will have previously built and maintained strong business relationships.
In addition, the ability to interpret, analyse and present appropriate data across all organisational levels will be an essential criteria for this role.
Works in a way which role models our purpose & values:
Our Purpose: ‘Powering the choice of cleaner greener future, together’
We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done
We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.
We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together
In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; we are just a two minute walk from Chippenham train station and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.
So if you’d like to be part of this multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you.
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter stating your experience and suitability for the role to email@example.com .
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Closing date: Wednesday 13th March 2019
UCA Consulting ltd
Our Client is looking for a Program Manager to join their onsite delivery team to manage program which will have multiple projects for effective execution.
As the Program Manager you will lead portfolio of customer projects for successful delivery. Provide overarching support and thought leadership to project teams, provide value add and enable new business opportunities, support account team for overall growth of the account. You will be the face of Our Client and expected to manage customer communication efficiently and resolve conflict (both internal and external). Manage and drive executive review meeting with internal and external stakeholder (weekly, monthly, and quarterly). Mentor and coach the respective delivery team members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the defined project Gross Margin and end-to-end project plan across multiple responsible parties (i.e. Client, Development teams both internal and external, business leads, testing teams, etc.)
Demonstrate thought leadership in discussions with business partners to ensure delivery of the most effective solutions for the identified business objectives
Prepare weekly status reports and reviewing them with DH/account manager
Connect with the Project managers for project updates, Risks and Issues on a weekly basis
Track & own all the Internal & External Issues and Risks at the account level and bring it up during the Account Review
Own project escalation review meetings and provide necessary inputs to the account team for speedy closure of the escalation
Keep the Account Playbook current with regular updates
Be Our Client project team's point of contact for project-specific follow-ups with customer
Conduct regular connects with the customer’s point-of-contact for project feedback/issues/ escalation and establishing a good relationship
Participate in all the weekly project status review meetings with the customer
Be aware of customer delivery process and make necessary changes to the delivery process to align with the customer’s process
Ability to work collaboratively with others from any functional area or background, to influence thinking and gain acceptance
Track onboarding and joining of US resources (FTE/ Contract) hired for the engagement in the account
Conduct regular 1:1 with onsite team members to gain any intel on customer/projects and to track/act on team member specific issues
Provide inputs to L&D team on training needs specific to customer
Work with the HR team for any concerns raised by the onsite team members
Identify performing team members for Spot Award, Quarterly Award and Annual Award
Encourage onsite team members to be part of Our Client events like Brown Bag sessions, Friday events (as applicable)
Understand customer technology landscape and identify the skills required for the team to perform well in their roles or to get onboarded for new opportunities
Get well-versed with the customer technologies landscape at Level 100
Organize Brown Bag sessions/envisions sessions for demonstrating Our Client Technical capabilities in the areas the customer is interested in and/or need help
Build and establish relationship with new contacts within and across departments at the customer location
Constantly review the set objectives for an ongoing program
Work with the Account Manager on any new opportunity in the Account and review the Opportunity closure plan
Proactively update the Account Management team of any changes at the customer end
Initiate and Track hiring request with the US Hiring Team for all US hiring positions (Project and Consulting) for the account and be responsible for closure of the positions
Support the hiring team with interview process and smooth onboarding of the selected candidate
Initiate, coordinate & drive the internal kick-off for new projects in the Account
Support Account Manager for the customer kick-off meeting of new projects
Initiate periodic Delivery review with the Account Manager and the ATS
Keep Our Client Account Management team updated of any customer escalation/ concerns/ issues at the project as well as account level
Initiate, prepare and actively participate in the Monthly and Quarterly Delivery Review meeting with the customer
Track and follow up on all the existing project extensions (EE) and get SOWs created in a timely manner
Understand customer’s domain, technology landscape and strategic technology direction
Degree in Computer Science or related stream from a reputable institution
18+ years of total IT experience with at least 10 years managing large projects/ program
Strong experience working in an Onsite-Offshore model
Technical proficiency in Java / Microsoft / Azure platform during the initial stage of the career
Superior problem-solving skills, leadership qualities, influencing, communicating, and consulting skills, team/interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
Strong organizational skills; works well under pressure and with minimal supervision
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage & drive projects with metrics and data, create structure and templates as necessary for project reviews
Ability to effectively drive execution and own responsibility for overall success of projects
REQUIRED COMPETENCY :
Risk Management – Should be able to evaluate Risks at the project and account level on a continuous basis, and proactively discuss internally to come up with the Mitigation/ Contingency Plan
Taking Ownership – Should be able to anticipate, articulate and take ownership of customer’s concerns and track it to closure
Exec level communication Skills – Should be able to articulate thoughts with the Our Client/Customer senior management
Strategic Thinking – Should be able to think strategically, analyze data and present various options to the senior management/exec level
Team Player – Should be able to collaborate with the multifunctional customer and Our Client team
Social Skills – Should be able to have a meaningful conversation and build a rapport at all levels with the customer
Professional certification in Project Management is preferred (PMI , Scrum Master, Kanban, SAfe)
We’re looking for a creative, solution focused person that can hit the ground running within our small dev. team. Good communication skills are needed as projects and tasks involve all teams within the business. You will be working alongside designers, developers, marketers, content managers and business teams, so your work will be recognized across the whole business. Technical skills
HTML, CSS, SASS or LESS, responsive CSS, CSS Framework
PHP and MySQL
Basic Photoshop skills
Node, Web pack
PHP framework experience
DNS, SSL troubleshooting
Linux or AWS skills
Working with API’s
Main duties and responsibilities Reporting to our Lead Developer, the focus of this role is handling development responsibilities, including a mix of maintenance tasks and new projects. You will contribute to optimizing the performance of the codebase. You should be motivated and able to take ownership and responsibility for projects and tasks. We need you to work with the wider digital team to ensure that there is cohesion between customer journey, marketing campaigns & wider business activity. You’ll also work with our conversion team to improve our brands to monitor visitor engagement and amend in line with customer requirements. We reward ambition, passion and innovation – so you must have those traits pouring out of you. If you want to work around like minded individuals and build a long lasting career then get your CV across to us. What have you got to lose?
2+ Years commercial experience
HTML, CSS, SASS or LESS, responsive CSS, CSS Framework
PHP and MySQL
Electrical Contractors' Association
Sevenoaks TN13, United Kingdom
The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) is the UK's leading trade association that represents and supports the interests of businesses involved in all aspects of the electrical and electrotechnical industries.
We are recruiting an IT Project Development Manager. This is a new role, which as we drive forward change at a real pace in our organisation, will be a vital link between our business areas and our IT team, ensuring that projects are prioritised, managed and delivered on time and to budget.
The role will manage the ECA’s project development lifecycles, acting as the conduit with the business to agree, scope and specify project requirements. This will include managing the software development team, as well as actively developing code as part of the project team. The split is likely to be 60% development and 40% project management.
Well honed project management skills and a dynamic, people centric approach are essential. Applicants must also have an excellent understanding of project methodology control; ability to mediate and create a sense of community amongst wider groups of stakeholders and organisations within the ECA group; demonstrated experience in line management; well developed user liaison and analytical skill; ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.
The following technical skills are also essential: Microsoft Project or similar tracking tools; Microsoft Office 2007 or higher; Microsoft Visual Studio .NET using C#; ASP .NET, MVC, Web Forms, Entity Framework (advantageous).
The position reports to the Group Head of IT and is based in our head office in Sevenoaks, Kent.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided along with excellent career development opportunities.
To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter containing details of your current remuneration to Daisy Woodgate.