As an agile team lead you’ll be responsible for leading an agile team to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions that meet client and user needs. You’ll get the best from our talented team by creating a productive and sustainable environment. You’ll encourage self-organisation and learning, foresee and remove blockers and keep the business appraised of risks and issues. You’ll work closely with other agile team leads and stakeholders to keep development flowing, and you’ll also have the support and guidance of a Project/Delivery Manager or Managing Consultant. Sounds like a scrum master role? Our customers often ask for Scrum, and you’ll need to be familiar with it. However, we recognize there are many effective ways to deliver projects and knowledge of kanban and lean is highly valued.
The successful candidate will:
We’re broadminded about experience, but you’ll almost certainly have lead software development teams through multiple projects, and have solid client facing experience.
Excellent communication skills are vital. You’ll need to be a persuasive and effective communicator with strong negotiating skills. It’s not only about talking, you’ll need to be able to listen, understand, and build on other’s view points.
You will need an eye for detail, particularly to interpret supplied information and understand sources and challenge where necessary.
The following are required skills:
The following are desirable skills:
You’ll need to be highly flexible, including willingness to travel frequently and work away from your home base.
Kainos is a professional services organisation with clients spread across the globe and we deliver projects both from client site, and from our offices. While we will attempt to base you on projects near or at your contracted office location, you need to be willing to travel to client sites and spend time away during the week if it is required.
Given the range and nature of work that we carry out for our clients, all Kainos employees are required to possesses up to date security clearance (Basic Disclosure, Access NI etc), if you do not already possess this, you will be asked to apply for it prior to joining Kainos. Details on how to apply for this will be included in your offer letter
We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks
of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background
check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s
important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us
having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.
In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.