Software Delivery Team Leader
Software Delivery Team Leader - TalkTalk - Manchester
What does this role mean?
The clue is in the name... you'll be responsible for the performance and development of your team members and ensuring the team work together to deliver the work on time and of a good quality. You will look after a team of System Designers, Developers and Testers who you will need to collaborate in order to meet customers' requirements.
Key responsibilities of the role:
The first element to this role will be software delivery focused - ensuring quality of the Systems Design, Code & Test Artifacts. You'll need to lead your team to deliver their user stories within the scope of a release and to customer's requirements first time. You will perform release planning in consultation with your team and the Delivery Manager & Release Manager and from there report on the progress. Promoting best practices through daily meetings and introducing new ways of working will be key to helping improve efficiency and reduce the number of live defects found over successive releases.
The other side to this role is focused on people leadership. You will need to motivate and inspire to ensure you have an engaged and high performing team - leading by example; providing enthusiasm, drive and energy to succeed, and by being an positive example to peers, direct reports, managers and their teams.You'll be managing both your team's performance and their personal growth and development. Another part of your role will be resource management as well as ensuring deadlines are followed and more importantly maintaining the well-being of your team members. Collaboration with peers in other departments is also important to make sure we are working as efficiently as possible.
What will make me successful in this role?
- Experience working across different delivery methodologies
- Experience leading a team and developing them
- Experience of working in a software development environment
- Well-organised and a promoter of best practices
- Strong coaching, mentoring and team leading skills
- Strong communication skills
We’re TalkTalk, a challenger brand in the world of Broadband, Phone, Mobile and TV. Our job is to bring the best value connectivity, to everyone. We believe every customer matters, so we offer products and services that are simple, affordable, reliable and fair.
We’ve never been afraid to shake things up. It’s been a way of life for us ever since we were founded. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved – and we want to keep on pushing the boundaries. So today we’re putting our focus on customers and technology like never before. After all, the better our technology, the better placed we’ll be to get things right first time for the millions of people who count on it.
Our plans for the future are exciting, and not just for us. If you’ve got ambitions as big as our own, you can help to revolutionise our business. And right now, that’s got to be the biggest reason to get on board.
What we can offer you
We’re big on giving people a choice about how they work at TalkTalk. That’s why we’re embracing what we call ‘next generation ways of working’. Put simply, we’ll give you a real say about how, when and where you work – and all the tools you need to do it.
We want everyone here to have an impact; to have a voice. To be part of something big. To be part of something new. In every role, in every team, people here are given a say. What can we do better? How can we simplify things for our customers? Where next? What next? How can we get where we want to be? And when can we get there?
We'll get the best out of you so you can do great things for our customers.
You’ll join a pacy, dynamic and innovative environment where collaboration is the norm and development opportunities are everywhere. We want to help you to do your best work and have your biggest impact. Your development will always be led by you, supported by your line manager and backed by the business.
As well as providing a great range of core benefits such as annual bonus, a company pension scheme and private medical insurance, we also:
- Embrace flexible working
- Support you to achieve your career goals
- Offer income protection and life assurance
- Offer a range of discounts on products and shopping