At a glance...
Working location - This is a hybrid working role. Your time will be split between working from home and the London/Bracknell Head Office. You will primarily be able to choose your working location preference e.g. predominantly from home, however, there will also be an expectation to visit the London/Bracknell office or other locations as the need arises.
Working pattern/flexible working - Although the role is full time, we are fully open to considering part time and/or flexible working options. Please state your preference in your application and discuss this with the Hiring Manager at the interview stage.
Salary range - We are looking for candidates within the salary range of £60,000 - £75,000
Contract type - This is a permanent role.
What's the role about?
We have exciting opportunities for talented Agile Delivery Leads to join the John Lewis Partnership. You will be working within one of our Agile delivery teams across either John Lewis or Waitrose, where we continue to make significant investment in developing our technology capabilities, skills and underpinning technologies. We have a strong in-house engineering capability which has been at the heart of our move onto a cloud-hosted micro-service orientated platforms to exceed our customer expectations and deliver to our Partnership Plan. Working with Product Managers and Engineering teams, you will be instrumental in taking products from their conception through to implementation, utilising your passion for delivery and technology. You will have an excellent understanding of agile frameworks and how to define and deliver solutions interactively and collaboratively in order to achieve business outcomes and value.
What you'll be doing as a Delivery Lead
As an experienced Delivery Lead, you will be confident and resilient and thrive in a high paced environment, with a focus on quality, ensuring the delivery aligns with the needs of the business, whilst also being supportable and maintainable.
Driving our product delivery through working closely with Product and Engineering to release value as early as possible.
Work collaboratively with the teams to release software to Production in a regular and controlled manner, ensuring it is monitored, and helping the team plan for issues which may arise from changes to the software.
Have a curiosity and understanding of the technology stacks the team are developing in order to add value to decision making in the team.
Facilitate agile events and champion agile best practice, coaching and mentoring the team utilising key metrics to provide predictability and high performing teams.
Quickly surface challenges, working with the team to resolve impediments so that they can focus on delivering value iteratively
What you'll have or are working towards
We believe that each Delivery Lead is individual and promote people to bring new experiences and ways of doing things to the role, although it would be great if you have some of the following:
Passion for building and developing high performing, cross functional, digital teams.
Deep understanding of Retail IT Delivery in a lean and agile environment
Understanding of cloud and microservice technology
Working knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, Lean and DevOps frameworks.
What do we offer
You will be joining part of a great team, who have a real passion for their profession, delivery and working for two great brands and you will have a ‘home’ location of either our Head Offices in London, Victoria or Bracknell. Although assigned to a Head Office the Partnership encourages a blended working approach to work flexibly from home and across the Bracknell and London sites, depending on the needs of the role - blended working gives the trust to go where the work takes you. We also have a great benefits package, including the following:
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