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Development Project Manager

Vacancy Details

Reference No.

HB6

Synopsis

Our client, an enterprise retail software development specialist with a focus on customer experience seeks an individual to assume the role of a Development PM. The successful incumbent will lead a Development Team of 8 members consisting of, amongst others, Developers, BA, QA, Tech Lead, etc. responsible for the end-to-end development and delivery of software solutions for their customer/s.

Description

  • Plan and schedule high level delivery in conjunction with the Product Owner.
  • Contribute the estimation sessions once the requirements have been gathered.
  • Drive the internal processes and ensure that they are adhered to.
  • Detailed reporting on delivery progress and roadblocks to the Senior Development Manager.
  • Ensure that the burn down and burn up charts are up to date.
  • Accountable for the quality of the functionality delivered by their team by means of regression testing, unit testing, test automation and manual testing of functionality / defects.
  • Ensure that documentation is completed, both technical and business, and stored in the internal knowledge repository.
  • Continuously plan and monitor capacity of the team.
  • Proactively manage the sprint to ensure on time delivery.
  • Plan releases in conjunction with the Product Owner and other Development Project Managers on the account to ensure efficiency and defect free releases.
  • Ensure release notes are correct and up to date and sent to the Product Owner to communicate to the client.
  • Scheduling and prioritising defects that are raised in conjunction with the Product Owner.
  • Responsible for project administrative duties – including but not limited to tracking costs of the team delivery, capacity planning, team velocity, management reporting.
  • Responsible for HR management of the team.
  • Responsible for the growth and development of team members.
  • Managing and working collaboratively as part of an Agile development team:
  • Drive the dual track sprint to ensure that the BA, QA and Technical Lead continuously elaborate business requirements on the Team Backlog as created and prioritised by the Product Owner according to the Definition of Ready.
  • Ensure the team delivers according to the Definition of Done requirement.
  • Collaborating with other Development Project Managers, Product Owner, Architects, Developers and Testers as required.
  • Proactively monitor and manage QA fails to correct if necessary in sprint.
  • Support the team by ensuring that roadblocks are resolved speedily or raised with the correct parties for resolution.
  • Ensure the sprint ceremonies take place correctly – Standups, Planning, Review, Demos, Retrospectives and code reviews.

Requirements

  • Matric required. Bachelors’ Degree or diploma in IT related field an advantage.
  • Experience in leading a team.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Development Project Manager or similar role.
  • Must have experience in an Agile environment.
  • 1 years’ experience as a Scrum Master (however Scrum Master qualification no required).
  • Experience delivering complex / large customer projects.

Position Type

Permanent

Work Level

Senior

Salary

Market Related

Industry

Information Technology

Salary Type

Annually

Package

Cost To Company

Affirmative Action

No

Geographic Location

Western Cape - Cape Town CBD