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A Head of Software Delivery is required for a Global Fintech to lead a team of 3-4 Scrum Masters and Agile-oriented Project Managers for successful delivery of product releases for a 40 (on-shore/off-shore) Developer team. Working with Engineering, Product, QA, Production and DevOps, the Head of Software Delivery will own the overall drive with regards to production/management of delivery plans.
Location: London, City
Salary: £80k – £100k + bonus + benefits
Products sit in the B2B Enterprise Software space with established long-term (15+ years) profitability and are heavily transactional / complex in nature, including a range of Fintech products. Culture-wise, developers are empowered with developers guilds and Tech Leads on projects being rotated for maximum exposure of ideas. .Net Development team of 40 with 4-5 squads in-house and additional squads based offshore . For those looking for a Head of Software Delivery Manager in a purist Agile state, this is a B2B client-oriented business and as such is a little metric in its running of Agile than that “brave space” Agile environment you might find in a major B2C, for example; but there is scope for change and scale as an Agile leader in the 400+ business.
The Head of Software Delivery will be responsible for the product release pipeline, identifying change and cataloging its progress. Products sit around the ERP integrated/Web API oriented B2B software space connecting Corporates and SMEs digitally, to improve the supply chain. Quality and the automation of release-based techniques using metric Agile-based methods (ultimately, process-orientation is something you can drive, but this is the current method) with quality in mind is key to then building a sustained product release calendar (using continuous improvement) and will feature in the Head of Software Delivery role. Similarly owning planning sessions and pitch in with delivery when required too.
You’ll have ultimate visibility as to product releases and project progress, internally, and as such will be heavily influential in the CTOs team of 90 overall.
An ex-Scrum Master or Senior Scrum Master or Head of Software Delivery with leadership / mentorship exp of a Scrum Master / Agile-oriented Project Manager team
Line management responsibility of Delivery colleagues
Well drilled in code product release metrics and cycles for delivery on products – ideally SaaS / B2B product oriented.
Quality oriented around continuous improvement
Strong Agile mentorship / coaching ability
Able to assess the tools of Agile that best suit and challenge the status quo (within reasonable limits)
Fintech / SaaS / B2B Tech orientation
Understanding of the client dynamic (as opposed to a customer dynamic in a B2C environment) and how that can influence delivery priorities and methods
Technical .Net experience
This Head of Software Delivery role is a fantastic opportunity to expand your existing line-management and mentorship skills and take a team from functioning to exceptional with your take on Agile process delivery. You’ll pick up delivery for a profitable Fintech business, and as such have high visibility with your role and the improvements you can put in. This is a chance for a Head of Software Delivery to offer real coaching and mentorship to Scrum Master and Agile-oriented Project Managers to achieve a greater rate and quality of product.