Feature Team Manager

Job reference RA2355 - Grade D

Job summary

At ReAssure, we are recruiting a Feature Team Manager to join our team within the IT Alpha+ Change Delivery function. The position will preferably be based in Telford on a permanent basis. This vacancy represents an opportunity to join an ambitious organisation, within an ever-changing environment where you will discover the potential to perform and grow.

Can you head up a team in the New Alpha Delivery area! Acting as lead technical authority on one or more projects, leading all aspects of technology selections and implementation strategies for ALPHA! We need someone who can be Responsible for ensuring that all functional strands of the project are designed and specified in appropriate detail for the Feature Team to work from and ensuring the ongoing integrity of the design of the system. Responsible for a team delivering solutions – coordinating delivery of change from receiving requirements through to warranty.

Originally founded in 1963, ReAssure is a life and pensions company which buys and administers closed books of business from other companies. Built on a 2500 strong team with a wide range of skills and experience, there’s one constant running through the ReAssure business – ‘Change’. Join us and you’ll have opportunity to drive our growth and progress through your own success.

ReAssure is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills; and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

ReAssure offer an attractive benefits package for all permanent and fixed term employees, including 27 days’ holiday + bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, Private Medical Insurance plus a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from.

Key responsibilities

Technical

  • Acting as the ALPHA knowledge Specialist for programmes/projects, through all stages of a project from design to defect resolution.
  • Understand the technology, current and strategic directions, and direction of travel. Embed all of this in your designs
  • Understand the business and non-functional requirements and identify a suitable architecture (including broader technologies if applicable, application structure and conceptual approaches) that best meets any budgetary and/or timescale constraints.

Leadership

  • Formulate plans to deliver the agreed solution within the bounds set by the business (timescales, technical, etc.).
  • Work with the wider project team, e.g. Change teams, IT teams and Customer Services in the effective delivery of solutions.
  • Run day-to-day work of your team, using Scrum, Kanban or other methodology to ensure that the team is working effectively, removing blockers and agreeing priorities. Ensure that all work is developed to agreed and appropriate time, budget and quality
  • Provide motivational team leadership across a Team. Mentor and support team members on assigned projects as they strive to meet their objectives and targets. Offer performance related evidence regarding their development to senior management. Ensure all performance management activities (121s, reviews) are undertaken to the required timelines.

Key skills/experience required

  • Good interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills
  • Excellent partner management, with the ability to upward handle communications and status
  • Excellent task/delivery management with solid attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in parallel, ensuring prioritisation on the most important/urgent topics
  • Proactive, tenacious, pragmatic problem solver
  • Essential:
  • 10+ years solution development (With the vast majority of that in ALPHA) to include PL/SQL and/or web-stack technologies/languages

Job category/type
IT/Permanent

Location
Telford

Date posted
18/03/2020

Application closing date
01/04/2020

Applications for this vacancy have now closed