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Project Manager - Software R&D - Financial Services - Cardiff
11/9/2016 1:18:05 AM
RandD Project Manager will take responsibility for software development and delivery units of over 80 staff, with focus on RandD development and customer specific implementation.
Full responsibility of large scale software projects, various disciplines (RandD, design, Development, implementation, testing), solution architecture and transformation programs for complex software systems.
Responsible for analyzing dashboard information and project information to ensure both client and internal expectations are met and where appropriate exceeded.
Skills and Experience
Strong Project Management skills
Software Development experience
Experience of working on on multi-site projects helpful
Strong process skills
Full Software development life cycle understanding (SDLC)
Good Leadership skills
Need customer awareness
Need someone who can help add value to technical leadership and direction
Preference for candidates with technical background or experience of technical team management (15 direct reports). The role is not hands-on but will require someone who can monitor development and teams and understands what developers are doing.
Advantageous to have worked for a software vendor or have experience of implementing software package solutions.
Experience with the Financial Services sector preferred.
Need to be able to manage issues, push back, self-dependence, take decisions, judgement to know what risks to take.
Technical Team environment is C++ .net and Java, RDBMS - exposure to these is helpful but not essential for the role.
The role is based permanently in Cardiff. Occasional travel may be required but this is flexible.