Junior Project Manager

Remote/Wokingham

As our Junior Project Manager, you’ll play an integral role in the release-management lifecycle of our product, QBox.

Your main responsibility will be to define, implement and manage releases, timelines, risk, documentation and communication, and to work with development teams and the business sponsor to meet objectives. You’ll be experienced in working in a dynamic and agile environment, thinking on your feet. You’ll be detail-orientated and able to understand developers’ challenges, and also able to simplify projects into action-driven strategies for the business sponsor.

To be successful in this role, you should thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment that has multiple priorities. You’ll ideally have experience working with software development teams, DevOps and Product Owners to manage releases and updates.

Your responsibilities

  • Facilitate Agile events, stand-ups, sprint planning etc
  • Work with and manage internal or external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Product Owners, Data Analysts, Developers, UX and Creative teams
  • Oversee the release management lifecycle to ensure that releases are delivered and communicated in a time-efficient manner
  • Prioritise tasks effectively and be able to adapt quickly to changes and foresee the impact of those changes
  • Proactively managing releases, identifying potential risks or impediments and devising contingency plans
  • Be responsible for coordinating updates for each release – such as product updates and security/data protection improvements etc (customer release notes and approval, marketing site, training content, user guides, T&Cs)

Your skills

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a delivery-focused role supporting teams to build, release and support software products in an agile context.
  • Experience or knowledge in Agile and Scrum
  • Experience in software releases for SaaS or bespoke products
  • Ability to effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders both internally and externally in a timely and clear fashion
  • Strong ability to know and involve those required at various points of delivery
  • Identifying, highlighting, and sharing risks associated with planning and delivery
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Experience of working with Product Owners

Desirable Skills

  • Familiar with using Microsoft O365 products and Azure DevOps
  • Experience or knowledge in cloud-based hosting (such as Azure)
  • Experience or knowledge in Product Management

We as a company have embraced a hybrid-working model so this enables our employees to decide when to work from home or in the office. We would still have team days or company events (once a month or quarter) at or around our HQ in Wokingham Berkshire, some of which will be compulsory to come in for therefore candidates should be aware.

A full job description is available, so please do apply for further information. This is a UK-based Junior Project Manager role so candidates applying must have valid right to work in the UK.

What we offer

The essentials

  • Simplyhealth
  • Personal pension
  • Personal Accident and Sickness (PA&S) scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Annual leave
  • Birthday day off
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Office Fruit

Added extras

  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI) scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Techscheme
  • Chiropractic discounts
  • Food and drink discount
  • Show & Tell/Learn at Lunch
  • Optical discount

Health and wellbeing

  • Fruit infused water stations
  • Fitness classes
  • Health MOTs
  • Beauty discounts
  • Gym membership discount

And more...

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