Program Manager

Senior Agile Project ManagerOverviewLexisNexis Risk Solutions is seeking a passionate Senior Software Project Manager with excellent Agile knowledge to manage projects and support product delivery for our Business Services software development team based in our Cardiff Bay office (remote start, moving to a hybrid working environment from September).This new role requires an experienced project manager with excellent communication and leadership skills who loves solving problems. You will manage key projects and workstreams within our growing portfolio and help with aspects of programme management.Company DescriptionLexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leading provider of innovative solutions for significant risk data analytics challenges. We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism and prevent financial crimes and scams. By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more efficient.LexisNexis is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers. You can learn more about us at our website - a Senior Agile Project Manager, you will be an essential member of our team, managing a diverse range of software projects and activities. Our mission is to lead change and enable excellent global product delivery by collaborating flexibly and transparently with our partners across the organization. You will enjoy working in a friendly environment and benefit from our investment in staff.Main ResponsibilitiesSupport 2-3 cross-functional agile product development teams as they efficiently deliver features and exciting capabilities (teams are usually between 4 - 8 members, depending on the deliverables)Promote strong collaboration between teams, sharing best practice and helping clear potential blockersWork closely with the Software Development Lead and Product Owner to ensure that the teams remain closely synchronised and upcoming features are well plannedCoordinate and partner with diverse internal stakeholder groups including securing early engagement to achieve effective supportIdentify project risks & issues escalating where appropriate in a timely manner; ensure impacts are communicated so all parties are aligned; partner with project stakeholders to resolve issues and mitigate project impactsMake recommendations for improvements to existing processes and proceduresSupport the Program Manager, helping out with some aspects of program managementManage key technical functions with great care and attention to ensure coding standards are met and quality is maintainedEnsure timely use of project and technology tools to help drive accountability. Ensure project resources and budgets are tracked and kept up to date. Develop and distribute timely status reporting with key metrics to appropriate stakeholders.Essential Skills and AttributesStrong experience in Kanban or ScrumSDLC knowledge and experience managing web-based application projectsYou should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours and capabilities: Present information in a concise and effective manner, ensuring messages are received, understood and all parties are alignedMotivate or inspire others to aim for higher levels of achievementAdopt new ways of doing things in pursuit of adding value to customers and the teamActively foster diversity and inclusion, valuing and respecting differences to achieve team harmony and enable higher team performanceLearn from challenging experiences, recover and continue making progress towards objectives without reducing paceAlign short-term priorities with strategic and long-term objectivesDesirable Skills and AttributesExperience working with matrixed/shared teamsExperience working with MS Office and Atlassian toolsExperience in a Scrum Master roleCertified Scrum MasterProject governance certificationParticipation in the project management communityBenefitsThe opportunity to work on a full range of interesting projects - become familiar with concepts related to large scale/high performance data processing, scoring & analyticsMake a real difference to our customers and societyConnect with a growing, diverse and sociable team who enjoy regular team building, games nights and quizzesExperience dedicated time for innovation alongside opportunity to deliver creativelyEnjoy access to a wide range of self-paced, online trainingJoin regular seminars, interactive workshops and resource groups, supporting your future growth and developmentGive something back to the local community, take two days paid leave per year to volunteerWomen in TechnologyLexisNexis Risk is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:Mentoring scheme for women in technologyWomen's network forumRegularly run events for schools about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in technology This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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