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DevOps Delivery Manager in Windsor Mill at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

GDIT is seeking a DevOps Delivery Manager who will be responsible for managing one or more agile projects, typically to deliver a specific project or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team. The Manager will deliver complex digital projects, breaking down barriers for your team and customer, and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed. Defining project needs and feeding these into the program/portfolio process to enable resources to be appropriately allocated. Build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver client projects using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently.
  • Work with the clients to define the roadmap for any given project and translate this into user stories.
  • Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process – prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team.
  • Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for each stage of our delivery process.
  • Actively participating in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.
  • Teach development teams the ways of Agile and DevOps, enabling rapid deployment of applications using automated deployment and testing.

Job Requirements

  • Requires 5 or more years of experience in Windows and Linux Environments in Cloud environment
  • Planning tools such as:  
    • Atlassian Jira
  • Source control; GitHub.
  • Continuous Integration systems; Jenkins.
  • Configuration Management tooling; Chef, Ansible.
  • Cloud Environments; Azure, AWS.
  • Monitoring platforms; New Relic, Nagios.
  • Provide constructive challenge to senior management on change proposals which will affect their own business area.
  • Spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to significant delivery challenges.
  • Encourage a culture of innovation focused on adding value by giving people space to think creatively.
  • Analyse and evaluate pros and cons and identify risks in order to make decisions that take account of the wider context, including diversity and sustainability.
  • Identify the main issues in complex problems, clarify understanding or stakeholder expectations, to seek the best option.
  • Make difficult decisions by pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act.
  • Push decision making to the right level within their teams, not allow unnecessary bureaucracy and structure to suppress innovation and delivery.

 Delivering Results

  • Make clear, pragmatic and manageable plans for service delivery using programme and project management disciplines.
  • Exemplify positive client service behaviours and promote a culture focused on ensuring client needs are met.
  • Establish how the business area compares to client service expectations and industry best practice and identify necessary improvements in plans.
  • Get the best out of people by giving enthusiastic and encouraging messages about priorities, objectives and expectations.
  • Adopt clear processes for managing at all levels.
  • Review, challenge and adjust performance levels to ensure quality outcomes are delivered on time rewarding success.
  • Maintain effective performance in difficult and challenging circumstances, encouraging others to do the same.

Engaging People

  • Be visible to staff and stakeholders and regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with people involved in area of work.
  • Confidently engage with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels to generate commitment to goals.
  • Clarify strategies and plans, giving clear sense of direction and purpose for self and team.
  • Actively build and maintain a network of colleagues and contacts to achieve progress on objectives and shared interests.
  • Encourage contributions and involvement from a broad and diverse range of staff by being visible and accessible.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics when working across departmental and other boundaries.
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions, challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress.

Specialist Skills and requirements

  • Experience in delivering digital projects and products.
  • Proven experience using Agile project management methods.
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Sound understanding of the digital landscape.
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams.