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Software Delivery Manager

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Recruiter: UKTV
Listed on: 28th January
Location: United Kingdom
Salary/Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Delivery Manager to join the Tech & Ops team.
This is a key position working in UKTV Tech and Ops team, focused on coordinating the software development that underpins the delivery of UKTVs media supply chain. UKTV has a complex solution built with off the shelf software and in-house development. UKTV has recently embraced Ci/CD and DevOps; building and launching a cloud native media management solution as a key strategic pillar servicing all of UKTVs VoD and Linear Playout

In this role you will get to:

Contribute to migrating systems in various phases toward a mature and holistic Ci/CD cycle:
Coordinate UKTV development delivery using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently.
Drive daily UKTV development delivery with key ceremonies, ensuring constant throughput, unblocking issues and seeking continuous velocity improvement.
Work with UKTV stakeholders to coordinate backlog prioritisation based on priorities and feeding back on progress.
Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process drive the prioritising, coordinate work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team.
Represent the delivery team on the needs, issues and abilities/limitations of the team to ensure delivery focus remains.
Report to leadership team on overall progress and velocity. Understand priorities and feedback on delivery impacts based on priorities.
Matrix-manage a multidisciplinary team.
Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the deployment stage.
Actively participate in the UKTV technical community, share and re-apply skills, knowledge and bring in best practice.

We are looking for someone who has:

Prior experience working in an Agile software delivery environment.
Proven understanding of Agile methodologies such as Kanban.
Experienced with using Agile delivery tools including Jira and Confluence.
Proven experience working in busy delivery environments with multiple deliverables with competing priorities and stakeholders.
Comfortable running the daily stand up discussing WIP limits, burndown and backlog grooming with the team.
Strong interpersonal skills and able to build strong relationships with various business areas and individuals.
Excellent stakeholder management skills, as you will be presenting at board meetings the RAG (Red, Amber, Green) status of various inflight development work to Heads of Departments and senior stakeholders.

Who you are:

Meticulously organised with strong Project Management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and able to build strong relationships with various business areas and individuals.
Agile Certification desirable


At UKTV, we are working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of home and office working. Getting together in the office as a team and a company gives colleagues an opportunity to build and maintain great relationships, encourages our culture of collaboration and creativity while recognising that colleagues need to have a healthy and happy work-life balance. You will agree with your manager the split of time you spend in the office or at home based on the role that you do, how often you come together as a team and your personal preference.
Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
At UKTV, our inclusion vision is to truly represent society in our workforce and on-screen, and create a culture of fairness and respect where we champion difference so that every person feels included and empowered to do their best work. We are committed to ensuring a level playing field at UKTV where all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity, and that we have diverse voices at the table in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone and we want UKTV to be a place where you can be your authentic self, give your best and develop your career free from discrimination of any kind.
About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors, and programme-makers.
Our Purpose

We are UKTV. We are here to create TV with personality.
In a world where finding something to watch means searching endless streams of automated sameness, we believe in creating TV experiences with more personality, that champions diversity of talent both on & off screen.
We are here to bring you a more personal type of TV: Channels and services that get you, with programmes that are hand-picked for their quality and available on any device - all crafted by fans for fans.
Our Mission

We are a different kind of broadcaster. One that is on a mission to become the UKs most successful non-PSB network.
The place that fans turn to first for the genres they love. Admired in our industry as the feisty challenger. Powered by brilliant ideas not blockbuster budgets, we will push ourselves to build even more engaging brands, to create and curate more imaginative programmes to form powerful partnerships and to use technology in ever more innovative ways.
As the world of TV rapidly evolves so will we; by continuing to support our brilliant people to do their best work in a uniquely diverse, creative, and inclusive culture.

All the spirit of entertaining and growing the communities of fans who love our shows as much as we do.