Fully Remote (Bar once every circa 2 months on site in Edinburgh)
6 month Contract
As Product manager you will:
*You''ll be responsible for the quality of the products.
*You will be expected to use your knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for your delivery teams.
*Define, explain and iterate a product vision that is compelling to your users, team and stakeholders.
*You will be a champion for user needs, managing a backlog, documenting product knowledge, and communicating plans and progress through various channels including blogs, stakeholder meetings and demos.
*Communicating efficiently and work together within a multi-disciplinary team, fostering the open and collaborative culture to deliver a product and continuously improve it through several iterations.
*engage with users and stakeholders through a range of channels to encourage awareness and use of your product
*Presenting and depicting the rationale of findings in simple, engaging and easy to understand business terms to a diverse group of stakeholders.
*Set measurable goals for your product and report against these to demonstrate progress against stated benefits
*Play an active role in the product manager community, sharing your learning and celebrating progress made by other people and team
Skills we can't do without:
*You know about agile methodology and can apply an agile mindset to all aspects of your work. You can work in a fast-paced, evolving environment and use an iterative method and flexible approach to enable rapid delivery.
*User-Centred Design Services which can be demonstrated through successful project delivery and the achievement of key success measures for projects.
*You understand and can work within given constraints (including but not limited to technology and policy, and regulatory, financial and legal constraints).
*You can secure funding for agile delivery through a business case and through delivering a good pitch in government. You can prioritise spending based on return on investment and strategic intent.
*You understand the different phases of product delivery and can contribute to, plan or run these. You can maintain a product or process through the delivery phases, into live and then into retirement. You understand incident management and service support so that products are built effectively.
*You can manage the operational process of designing and running a product or service throughout its entire product life cycle.
*You can understand and identify problems, analysing and helping to identify the appropriate solution. You can classify and prioritise problems, document their causes and implement remedies.
*You know how to use a range of product management principles and approaches. You can capture and translate user needs into deliverables. You know how to define the minimum viable product and make decisions about priorities. You can write user stories and acceptance criteria.
*You know how to work with a range of specialists in multidisciplinary teams.
*You understand users and can identify who they are and what their needs are, based on evidence. You can translate user stories and propose design approaches or services to meet these needs. You can engage in meaningful interactions and relationships with users. You put users first and can manage competing priorities.
*Designing and delivering end-to-end digital products in government, Government Digital Service (GDS) agile delivery framework.
*Help support the vision, roadmaps and delivery of other products in your programme
*You will have experience of delivering working in a large-scale software delivery and support organisation.
*Good collaboration and communication skills, particularly with Development teams and influencing them.
*Passion about learning new development technologies and ways of working to improve the outputs of teams and improve customer outcomes.
Skills we'd like:
*SC Cleared or ability to obtain SC Clearance
*Experience participating in GDS assessments
LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.
Award Winning LA International, winner of the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, Best IT Recruitment Company, Best Public Sector Recruitment Company and overall Gold Award winner, has now secured the most prestigious business award that any business can receive, The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, for the second consecutive period.