Technical Delivery Manager - McLaren-Deloitte alliance

Location: London, GB

McLaren-Deloitte alliance:

McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) and Deloitte formed an alliance in June 2017, combining leading-edge technology and innovation from a world-class engineering and technology business, with the market reach, industry understanding and delivery capabilities of the world’s number one consultancy firm. This is effectively a start-up that is backed by two globally-recognised brands. 

The Alliance delivers data-driven solutions in the form of software products and enabling services that help to bridge the physical-to-digital divide. The team leverages the digital modelling, simulation, data analytics and optimisation techniques developed in the highly competitive environment of Formula 1 to address complex, industry-wide problems and thereby improve business performance. 

Our team: 

Within the McLaren-Deloitte Alliance, our Simulation Engineers, Data Scientists and Software Engineers build the modelling components that underpin our data-driven products and solutions from research and design, prototype and validation, through to deployment. You will work as part of cross-disciplinary teams alongside software engineers, operational performance specialists, product managers and business-facing teams. 

The Role:

  • You will value the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and its values and principles. 
  • You will be adept at delivering complex cloud-based products and services, breaking down barriers for your team and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed. You will have experience in delivering software products and services using the appropriate agile project management methodology, sprint planning, prioritizing backlogs, running retrospectives, learning & iterating frequently with continuous improvement in mind 
  • You will be required to collaborate with software engineers, and business analysts, as well as other technical and business disciplines, to plan and lead the delivery of software solutions across the full development lifecycle, in line with business imperatives. 
  • You will work with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for any given product and translate this into user stories, and lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team 
  • The position will require experience of matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team, removing blockers or obstacles to progress, negotiating with stakeholders and resolving resourcing issues to ensure that all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production) 
  • You will actively participate in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice. 

Skills and Expertise:

​​​​​​​Agile Team

  • Experience of Agile methodologies such as Kanban and Scrum, e.g. Scrum Master experience
  • Worked with teams that are not necessarily co-located
  • Experience in working with teams developing cloud-based solutions 

Delivery

  • Can demonstrate an understanding of team capacity
  • Understands how to manage risks  

Communication

  • Stakeholder Management – expectations, team capabilities
  • Upward communication – executive information sharing

​​​​​​​Product Management

  • Understands the importance of product backlog
  • Experienced in facilitating backlog prioritisation and its quality 

Technologies / tools

  • JIRA
  • JIRA Portfolio
  • Or similar team and backlog management tooling. 

Qualifications/Experience 

  • Degree in the field related to Technical Delivery, preferably in computer science, engineering or maths 

OR 

  • Verifiable relevant experience working within Agile Teams as well as leading Agile Teams 

Personal Attributes:

  • We’re looking for someone who shares our love for delivering high quality software products.
  • Wilingness to learn quickly. You’re not going to know everything about the company straight away, but we need you to proactively seek learning opportunities.
  • Likes to have fun. Yes, we work hard, but working at McLaren is like no other job in the world, so we want you to enjoy your time here.

Working Environment:

You will be based at our London offices. 

McLaren’s Product Innovation Framework:

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies.

Recruitment Process:

  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you’re suitable for the role, you will then be invited for a phone interview with one of the hiring managers.
  • The final stage is a face to face interview in London with relevant stakeholders from the McLaren-Deloitte alliance.

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