Agile Lead - Perm - Up to £100 K + bonus Agile Lead - Perm - Up to £100 K + bonus …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Nov 21
up to £100 K + Bonus
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Nov 21
up to £100 K + Bonus
Our clients, a prestigious consultancy with clients in finance and Insurance sector are seeking an Agile Lead with expertise in Scrum, Scale methodologies to join their delivery team in London.

Agile Lead

Our clients, a prestigious consultancy with clients in Finance and insurance sector are seeking an Agile lead to join their team in London. 


Role Summary 

The Agile Lead role can be considered to incorporate agile elements from programme and project management. The role also incorporates the “scrum master” role however we are flexible with the agile frameworks we use, for example using scrum or Kanban (or “Scrumban”) depending on the specifics of the engagement.


Role Responsibilities

Engages with senior business stakeholders, senior technology stakeholders, project, and programme managers as well as product owners

Facilitates the team to self-organise, enabling continuous improvement of change and run activities, aligned to the product roadmap and customer expectations

Responsible for the coaching and leadership responsibilities that enable agile delivery, including facilitating team meetings such as retrospectives, reviews, and planning events.

Works within most critical and complex technology projects - likely to span across multiple business units and / or geographies

Identifies and removes or mitigates obstacles blocking the team’s progress

Ensures best practice agile and DevOps adoption

Establishes an ethos of continuous improvement within teams

Assures delivery through the entire life cycle of the project of user requirements through to working software in the hands of users

Provides expertise in agile engineering practices (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe)

Supports and guides the Product Owner to create / evolve product roadmap, creation of epics and writing of user stories and managing the product backlog

Drives the agile team performance and outcome metrics as required


Competencies and Skills Needed


Mandatory Skills:

Agile methodologies including Scrum and Kanban

Experience using and applying lean principles of software development

Agile at Scale methodologies such as SAFe, Spotify, LeSS, Scrum at Scale

Agile management tooling such as JIRA


Behavioural Skills

You should be able to clearly demonstrate you are a driven person who has achieved success in your career that goes above the normal.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are a curious person, who is continuously learning

You should be able to demonstrate that you are a strong team player, who is open to the views of others

Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.

A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business

An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.

Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.

An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.

The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban

Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.

Demonstrated an aptitude in sales centric roles, typically in support of key sales personnel.

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