Senior Technical Delivery Manager, Defence



Your mission is to coach and empower teams to support the delivery of multiple projects as they anticipate and mitigate risks, track and communicate timelines to the wider business and leadership, and continuously evolve their roadmap to align with the strategy.
Improbable Technical Delivery Managers are instrumental in guaranteeing that our underlying systems are healthy and reliable. They establish and iterate on processes to ensure the team are  improving their agile practices to maintain outstanding operational excellence and allow internal and external customers to innovate freely on top of the Improbable platform.

Area for impact

    • Build an agile and lean practice, capable of evangelizing a lean mindset with knowledge of a range of agile frameworks, methods and practices.
    • Create an environment to facilitate rapid adoption of a new process, a collaborative mindset and a focus on what is important where the team can take ownership and be accountable.
    • Develop a coaching mindset in the team to develop a culture of continuous improvement through inspection and adaptation through short and iterative cycles.
    • Serve the team, to grow self-organizing and cross-functional teams, focused on high-value work, removing impediments to the development process
    • Serve the organization, in planning, leading, coaching and supporting across all stakeholder and team members on the organization’s Agile adoption.
    • Facilitate  Agile ceremonies for internal and external project teams and drive projects to completion.
    • Challenge deliverables status, anticipate blockers, remove blockers and identify and engage with the right stakeholders to mitigate unexpected issues.
    • Develop a strong understanding of the technical architecture of Improbable Defence Platform, sufficient to be able to independently manage cross-engineering projects.
    • Contribute to the product and architecture technical roadmap.
    • Advance the adoption of Agile collaboration toolingProvide clarity on division, company and team priorities via clear and concise communication.

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

    • Deep understanding of the Agile frameworks and Lean principles
    • Experience facilitating and leading a continual planning process in a very complex and rapidly growing environment
    • Worked within Delivery community/practice/guild where the mission was to challenge and improve the processes to increase the effectiveness of a team or division
    • Experience working with a range of stakeholders including partners, customers, suppliers and senior management
    • Experience facilitating and leading a continual planning process in a very complex and rapidly growing environment
    • Familiarity with architecting, designing or performing other technical practices (e.g. distributed architectures, cloud infrastructure, test-driven development, simulation engines), with a focus on promoting technical craftsmanship
    • Expert Jira user with a solid understanding of its functions.
    • High level of emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills, ability to listen with empathy and enabling people to act by increasing insight.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals.

While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.


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Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
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Location: London

Date posted: 2022-01-20