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Technical Product Manager

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Permanent positions based in Swansea - £46,696 - £53,700

Do you enjoy taking risks and pushing the boundaries? Do you have a passion for development and delivery? If so we would love to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting Technical Product Managers to join our IT Services directorate.

You will have recent experience and knowledge of technical product management techniques and will be developing expert skills, you will be expected to commit to undertaking appropriate development / qualifications to achieve professional standards of technical product management

You will be accountable for managing one or more complex, high/medium risk agile technical product deliveries, via multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital squads as part of the DVLA’s major transformation programme. You’ll be adept at delivering complex technical product roadmaps, breaking down barriers for your team, planning at a high level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed.

You will be responsible for line management, development and coaching of Agile Delivery Managers who manage the development squads, and ensuring that they are set up to successfully deliver the product backlog. You will provide the escalation route through to the Portfolio and ensure the consolidated delivery of technical change across multiple squads.

You will challenge approaches within and outside of the squads, be a positive role model of the values, attitudes and behaviours of the capability. You will facilitate focus on the delivery of the technical outcomes. You will manage dependencies, identify and manage priorities and ensure the successful delivery of the technical products. You will have strong communication skills and will engage with senior stakeholders at all levels to support the effective delivery of those products and services.

You will facilitate the development and continuous improvement of the product, turning the vision into reality. You will ensure the team deliver the vision in the most effective way whilst building something that is reusable and transformational.

Key Accountabilities

  • Scope, mobilise and ensure the delivery of technical products, services and outcomes ensuring the delivery of high quality digital services using the appropriate blend of agile methodologies, learning & iteration.
  • Lead the collaborative, dynamic technical planning process – prioritising the outcomes that need to be achieved against the capacity and capability of the multi-disciplinary teams and ensuring there is an iterative plan to work towards to ensure successful delivery.
  • Scoping, planning and delivery of complex/high risk technical product changes to new/existing systems across multiple technology platforms to achieve the required business outcomes. Definition and management of overall technical deliverable through the development, testing and implementation activities, ensuring systems are stable, supportable and meet business needs.
  • Management of the Agile Delivery Managers to ensure the successful delivery of technical outcomes to the business to agreed timescales, cost and quality by working closely with Delivery Managers to ensure alignment to agreed Business cases.
  • Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production) and stakeholder audience.
  • Promote and deliver the Agency’s technical strategy and identify opportunities, efficiencies and benefits where appropriate. Design and appraise solutions and make recommendations for continuous improvements, efficiencies and realisation of benefits.
  • Actively participating in the Technical Product Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and applying best practice. Proactively share knowledge of agile methodologies and lean practices and advise on appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement and apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques for the environment.
  • Manage the overall integrity and coherence of the technical delivery, its dependencies and interfaces with other deliverables through appropriate tooling.
  • Management of ongoing relationships with internal & external technical stakeholder groups as required e.g. manufacturer groups, DVSA etc
  • Identification and assessment of technical resources, both physical and virtual, to ensure delivery. Prioritisation of required resources in line with changing priorities and supply availability.

Person Overview

You will have a technical background and will have delivered a range of complex and large scale change in a vast paced environment including the successful use of agile methodologies. It would be great if you had experience of managing a team across multiple sites, driving a positive team culture, supporting professional development across your teams. It would be great if you had experience in delivering digital products and services, are able to balance multiple priorities across an ever-changing landscape. You will be professionally curious taking an interest in the wider community and always looking at the big picture. You will be a strong advocate for continuous professional development and be an ambassador for changing the culture across government.

Additional Skills & Experiences

• Previous Line management experience
• Proven experience using agile methodologies
• Sound understanding of the digital landscape

Please note that any part of the Job Profile could be tested at sift/interview.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

Interested? Apply here today!

DVLA will not discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, those with caring responsibilities, part time workers or any other factor

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