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Senior Technical Delivery Manager

The Open University - Digital Services

Location: Milton Keynes, Hybrid
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: 21481
 

Flexible and remote working is an option, but must be able to attend Milton Keynes as required.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

Digital Services bring trusted design, data and technology know-how to the delivery of lifelong learning.

Digital Services are responsible for the digital information, systems and technologies used by staff and students across The Open University. Covering all aspects of digital technology at the OU, from sourcing and maintaining systems, through to providing frontline IT support for staff and students.

The role

The Open University is recruiting a Senior Technical Delivery Manager.

As the Senior Technical Delivery Manager within the Chief Data Office (CDO), you will be an effective tech-focused leader responsible for the delivery of multiple strategic technical & data-related projects. This will require a high degree of technical knowledge as well as project delivery expertise to work effectively with internal teams and stakeholders across the University and within 3rd party suppliers.

This will involve managing cross-functional teams on a daily basis to ensure the successful delivery of projects to agreed time, cost and quality parameters. You will also be in a position of influencing technology choices and holding knowledgeable discussions with technical teams including but not limited to developers, analysts and architects. Additionally, you will act as the focal point for all delivery related matters, liaising with a wide range of stakeholders, as appropriate.

Although this role is aligned to our Milton Keynes office, we are flexible on location across the UK, with the understanding of occasional ad-hoc attendance onsite.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in:

  • Senior level experience of managing technology change projects.
  • Previous experience of working with Azure and in the Data domain.
  • Proven experience of working with Agile cross functional teams.
  • Fully competent with modern IT systems & project methodologies, practices and approaches.
  • Managing, motivating and developing team members both collectively and individually, and of achieving positive cultural change.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button.

Closing Date: 1 March 2024 - 12:00

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