Head of Engineering Delivery Transformation

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Expertise IT & Support Location Anywhere in the UK Salary 85K Contract Type Permanent REF AT100

Job Description

Position Overview:

My client a leading organization is looking for a Head of Engineering delivery transformation

Key Experience

Strong large scale delivery experience is essential, so not only at a global scale but also must have experience of managing large scale pods and squads – 15-20+ globally.

Head of Engineering Delivery Transformation – Located in any UK or Ireland offices or remote working
Our scaled Agile Delivery Methodology is transforming our IT teams in cohorts of Pods and Squads. If a Squad is defined as the smallest number of people required to deliver product functionality to market then a Pod is the smallest number of Squads required to deliver a complex product or collection of integrated products to market. Pods exist to create Products and services that deliver on business focused Missions.

What can you expect:

  • We in Product Delivery Engineering are on a mission: to transform the way my client business and IT teams work together to unlock the benefits of rapid delivery of quality, secure software to market by empowered teams
  • We will do this by rolling out our Agile at Scale Delivery model
  • You will be responsible for this rollout and the ongoing success of the missions our teams are tasked to deliver


We will rely on you to:

  • Be responsible for leading my clients Global Technology’s Agile Delivery Leaders – specifically our Pod and Squad Leads
  • You will be a recognised Agile Expert intimately familiar with the processes and practices required for successful and sustainable delivery
  • An inspirational leader who embraces an Agile mindset and has proven ability to coach and transform traditional delivery teams into adopting and living Agile behaviours and processes
  • Someone who lives and breathes continuous improvement and embeds it in their day to day work
  • Team working is never more important than in an Agile environment – you will work well as part of a team and recognise how to build fantastic teams yourself
  • Our Pod leaders are accountable to our Technical Product Management Teams for the delivery and resourcing of our Pods and we pride ourselves on building world class teams
  • Our team members need to have the right combination of people with diverse experience and backgrounds
  • You will be a coach for our Global Technology Engineering Leadership teams and be able to provide coaching on an as needs basis to senior members of other Technology and business teams in support of our Agile Transformation Strategy

What you need to have:

  • Significant organisational Agile transformation experience and be able to demonstrate proven strategies
  • My client has a complex technological landscape and a large portfolio of revenue generating applications – we also have significant security processes and legislative requirements to protect our customers and their data
  • You will be expected to have a broad technical understanding to support your Agile credentials from software architecture through test, DevOps practices, security and operational run
  • A metrics driven approach to delivery analysis and drive out systems and processes that help define and report on the metrics we believe to be important
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills – as we work to transform the my client IT and Business into a truly Agile organisation you will need to influence and coach senior executives, many of whom will be new to Agile
  • Financially astute you will instil Financial Management Disciplines into your team and be accountable for Engineering Delivery spend reporting and tracking
  • Input into Vendor Strategy and implementation; ensuring our vendors are fit for purpose for the cross-functional teams we are building
  • You will be collaborative, Inquisitive and interested in technology and best practices

What makes you stand out:

  • Significant experience of a wide range of technology roles is desirable, ideally with some form of development engineering background
  • Rounded and holistic understanding of Agile Methodologies such as CSP, KMP & ICP-ACC Certifications or their equivalent