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Agile Lead

Date:  13-Jun-2022
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Delivery Lead


GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain.


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.


We are looking for Delivery Leads to join the GFT team and help build our rapidly expanding business.  This position will be based in the UK Manchester or London offices, but national travel may be required, possibly with occasional international travel.  We have offices in 15 countries and an international staff numbering around 7,000+


As a Delivery Lead you will work closely with our clients, and award winning software development teams who are often based in our delivery centres in countries such as Spain, Poland and Brazil.


The Delivery Lead role can be considered to incorporate traditional programme / project management elements, along with agile frameworks. Depending on level of experience and size of engagement, the role may also incorporate the “scrum master” role.  GFT is flexible with project management methods and agile frameworks we use, depending on what’s best for our clients and the specifics of the engagement.


Key Capabilities

This role will carry out some or all of the following activities:


  • Engages with senior business stakeholders, senior technology stakeholders, project and programme managers as well as product owners
  • Facilitates the team to self-organise, enabling continuous improvement of change and run activities, aligned to the product roadmap and customer expectations
  • Responsible for the coaching and leadership responsibilities that enable agile delivery, including facilitating team meetings such as retrospectives, reviews and planning events.
  • Works within most critical and complex technology projects - likely to span across multiple business units and / or geographies
  • Identifies and removes or mitigates obstacles blocking the team’s progress
  • Shields the team from unnecessary interruptions
  • Ensures best practice agile and DevOps adoption
  • Establishes an ethos of continuous improvement within teams
  • Assures delivery through the entire life-cycle of the project of user requirements through to working software in the hands of users
  • Provides expertise in agile engineering practices (eg Scrum, Kanban, SAFe)
  • Supports and guides the Product Owner to create / evolve product roadmap, creation of epics and writing of user stories and managing the product backlog
  • Drives the agile team performance and outcome metrics as required


Technical Skills


Must have:

  • Waterfall project management methodologies
  • Agile methodologies including Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience of the end to end software development lifecycle
  • Experience of modern software frameworks and solutions; DevOps, CI/CD, Cloud




  • Consulting experience
  • Experience using and applying lean principles of software development
  • Agile at Scale methodologies such as SAFe, Spotify, LeSS, Scrum at Scale
  • Agile management tooling such as JIRA


Personal Skills


  • You should be able to clearly demonstrate you are a driven person who has achieved success in your career that goes above the normal.
  • You should be able to demonstrate that you are a curious person, who is continuously learning
  • You should be able to demonstrate that you are a strong team player, who is open to the views of others
  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.
  • Demonstrated an aptitude in sales centric roles, typically in support of key sales personnel.


What we offer you:

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.

You will work in a supportive office environment where the team are always learning and developing. You will work with some of the UKs largest companies. You will be part of a larger international team and will likely work closely with our colleagues across the globe.

Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 7,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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