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Agile IT Delivery Manager (0462)

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dnata Travel Group, part of the Emirates Group, includes the brands of Gold Medal, Netflights, Travelbag, Travel Republic, and Sunmaster. These brands are based at offices across the UK including Preston (Leyland), Kingston-upon-Thames, Chester and Halifax.

We are now recruiting for an Agile IT Delivery Manager based at our office in Kingston. In this role you will be accountable for leading one or more agile software engineering teams, in planning and delivering the vision and objectives, both within Product and Technology.

You will be collaborating with stakeholders across the business and IT, including our external partners to achieve the best results for the business, your role will be pivotal to shape ways of working, innovation and continuous delivery.

We need you to be adept at delivering complex digital projects, breaking down barriers for your team and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed. You will be core to decisions that build high performing agile teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

Job Accountabilities

  • Coaching teams to be predictable, sustainable, value driven and flexible.
  • Support the team by collaborating with stakeholders to ensure the team has clarity on vision and goals.
  • Maintaining team velocity and focus on committed goals, by removing blockers, managing dependencies, issues and risks
  • Working across organisational & geographical boundaries, to help teams overcome obstacles and get the best value against constraints.
  • Reporting on team progress towards goals, managing expectations and communicating effectively with stakeholders.
  • Driving a continuous improvement mindset and developing self-sufficient agile teams.
  • Playing an active role in the dnata delivery community, sharing and reapplying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.

To be considered for this role, we need you to have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Proven experience, either as a Scrum Master or an Agile IT Delivery Manager
  • Expert knowledge and experience cultivating high performing teams utilising Agile & Lean techniques.
  • A proven track record of delivering multiple technical or digital projects and/or products, meeting outcomes and driving business value.
  • Experience of working across the full Software Development Life Cycle in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • A proven track record of successful collaboration across functions and disciplines
  • Experience with agile project management tools such as JIRA, Confluence Trello & Slack.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile delivery methodology (Kanban/Scrum).
  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, providing structured thinking and challenge to problems.
  • The ability to work collaboratively within delivery teams and cross-functionally.
  • Mentoring /coaching skills.

For more information, please click on the job description below

Our newly renovated office is based in Kingston-upon-Thames, just 5 minutes’ walk from Norbiton Station or 10-15 minutes from Kingston station offering good transport links from the Greater London area.

Our employees enjoy many benefits including life assurance, pension scheme, travel discounts, industry/social events , discounted gym membership, cycle-to-work scheme and low cost health care for you and your family.

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Clarendon House, 147 London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, KT2 6NH
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