Our client is a global real estate investment manager with $68 billion of private and public real estate assets under management and over 750 people in 17 countries and 24 offices worldwide. From a European perspective, Europe has $25 billion of AUM and 250 people across London, Paris, Munich, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Madrid offices.
Drive the adoption and rollout of Agile design and engineering practices including test driven development, continuous integration and release automation (CI/RA) as well as automated testing;
Lead the Project / Scrum team in design methods and principles, adopting a standard for issue and risk management as well as the management of the product backlog and inventory;
Provide leadership, guidance and direction to the team to ensure effective and continuous delivery pipeline with the appropriate level of automation. Coordinate delivery of system use cases and business requirements in formats needed for development to execute the project;
Executing against milestones and tight timelines, providing regular status updates and effectively managing issue escalations;
Experience supporting cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders to ensure efficient and timely delivery of project. Develop, improve and support project management methodologies to ensure a consistent approach to project delivery through the use of project management tools, processes and practices;
Lead the execution of Scrum processes (Sprint planning, Sprint review and retrospective, product backlog grooming, and building product release plan);
Encourage and coach the teams for adoption of good Agile practices and continuous improvement;
Prepare/Review/Perform test cases/scripts to ensure the business requirements are fulfilled. Support SIT/UAT testing. Help plan, track and support the user acceptance testing and help investigate and address any issues.
Be a continuous champion and marketer of the Transformation, Digital and Agile goals, communicating progress, priorities, the vision to both senior European management and all colleagues alike.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
At least 10 years of experience in Technology Program Manager/Business Analyst role; with at least 2 years in a Scrum Master/Agile Manager role
Good experience of standard methodologies such as Waterfall, SDLC, Agile and Scrum
PMI professional certifications in Scrum or Project Management is preferred
Strong experience in a wide variety of IT Services, Cloud/Mobile/Analytics Projects, Applications Cloud Services, Networking, Security, End-User Computing and Digital Business Solutions
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated ability to apply best practices (backlog management, capturing burndown & velocity metrics and user stories/estimation)
Experience driving multiple complex technology / business initiatives across multiple domains and markets. Superior ability to work with business and technology stakeholders across all levels internally and externally
Proven experience in managing significant risks and problem resolution
Commercial mind-set and a ‘trusted business partner’; a ‘can-do’ attitude; self-motivated, pro-active and enthusiastic. A proven ability to multi-task. A ‘client-service’ mentality with good problem solving skills and the ability to influence.
Superb written and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical contributors and communicate between project team and senior leadership.