Technical delivery manager

Job Req ID:  325
Posting Date:  25-Nov-2022
Function:  Data & AI
Location: 

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

Job Locations

London (Primary) & Birmingham

 

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.
We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.
So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.

 

About this job role

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Technical Delivery within the Enterprise CFU Directorate, this is a rare opportunity to join a startup-style organisation inside BT and to begin to empirically answer the big question for BT innovation today:  how do we bring in from the outside the best elements of enterprise software startup practices and culture, while preserving what is best about BT’s extant technology organizations with nearly 200 years of heritage?

 

The technical delivery function as we know it at BT must morph into a technology product management model focused on winning customers and markets – both internal and external – with agility. Objectivity, lack of ego, performance-driven decision-making, design thinking, inclusivity and thinking outside of the box are essential attributes of a successful candidate. Have you failed fast, only to pivot and succeed faster in the end?  Do you relish inventing the perfect pivot to avert failure and turn the product team’s focus back to the North Star during the tumultuous product development periods that ambitious agile teams bring upon themselves time after time? How do you gracefully manage stakeholders and empower your product teams to perform heads-down at high velocity without crashing into complex organisational blockers that you have anticipated and cleared?

 

This role will contribute to the organisational design (OD) and build-out of a product-led technology management function for the Enterprise CFU Directorate in the Data & AI unit.  The new operating model for the OD must de-risk, accelerate and optimize the transition from legacy IT technical delivery (BAU) to a scaled up agile product management model for continuous delivery of rapidly growing data + AI platform/product/services primarily in cloud (GCP, AWS).

 

Your main responsibilities 

  • Seamlessly manages the delivery of platforms/products/managed services of both the on premise/legacy portfolio owned by the CFU and the Digital cloud portfolio owned by the Directorate.
  • Contributes to technology strategy to inform portfolio development for both the CFU and Directorate.
  • Continuously improves standards, policies and processes for product, design and engineering teams to ensure on time, on target deliveries.
  • Manages escalations and blockers on behalf of product, design and engineering managers.
  • Provides technical knowledge and creates roadmaps that adhere to Digital’s cloud architecture standards.

 

Main skills/experience required

  • Strategic mastery: understanding of business drivers and market forces to link the goals of the business with team missions (OKRs).
  • Technical delivery mastery: creating the environment for optimal collaboration, cross-training and problem-solving while delivering on time, on budget and on target – every time.
  • Agile/Lean Practitioner: Knowledge and working experience of Agile & Lean practices, policies, values and behaviours. 
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Extensive experience influencing stakeholders and embodying the mission for large-scale teams.
  • Servant-Leadership: a leader who empowers team members and helps them develop to their fullest potential.

 

Benefits

  • A target bonus of up to 10%
  • Pension contributions
  • Share save scheme
  • Access to exclusive staff products and savings

 

About British Telecom
We're the leading communications provider with customers in 180 countries. Across the world we enable customer's digital transformations so they can thrive. our focus is simple: be the global provider-of-choice for managed network and IT infrastructure services..