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GCP Focused - Agile Team Principal

England, Berkshire

Job description

GCP Focused - Agile Team Principal


I am currently working alongside an exciting and rapidly expanding new client, who are seeking an Agile Team Principal (GCP) to join the team.

The successful candidate will have experience in Agile Coaching, Internal Communications and the Google Cloud Platform.

They will need to have prior leadership experience also!

The Agile Team Principal is member of the Autonomous Delivery Team who works closely with the stakeholders and ensures that the Team delivers sprinted outputs which align with those needs. Insofar as an Autonomous Delivery Team needs a leader, the Agile Team Principal is that leader, and so takes some line-manager responsibility.

The level of delegation which the Principal can adopt will depend on the individual circumstances of their Team, and could cover anything except the line-manager responsibilities. Team Principal retains accountability for responsibilities delegated.

This role will be working closely with a team of developers and Devops engineers focused on the Google Cloud Platform, and therefore experience in and around GCP would be highly desirable. The objective of the team will be to achieve feature parity on GCP against what we have in the AWS area as well as innovate using GCP specific strong points such as BigData and BigQuery.

Key Measures

Team achieves is objectives

Key feature objectives achieved

Delivery of outcomes as efficiently as possible

Stakeholders are satisfied and happy

Team members are satisfied and happy

Team is cohesive and collaborative in delivery of outcomes

Prompt escalation when needed

Unwise delivery is avoided

Responsibilities (likely to be pursued if key measures not being achieved)

Requirements management

Understand the nature of the business and the product in your functional pillar or service area

Understand the relative value of requirements

Ensuring a smooth and effective interface between your Delivery Team members and stakeholders, work with your Team and key stakeholders to understand and refine requirements into deliverable user stories and epics

Backlog management

Lead team to organize and prioritize user stories against initiatives (Major Features)

Work with Development team on User Story refinement

Prioritize Quick Wins (Minor Features)

Escalates issues to Operations Manager

Scrum and Delivery Management

Ensure Scrum stand-ups are efficient, regular, properly attended

Ensure team maintains accurate data in the scrum tool

Curate appropriate dashboards

Convene and run sprint planning meetings

Review and feed back on evolving solutions during build sprints

Ensure regular Show-and-tells from dev team, and to key stakeholders where necessary

Report via dashboards to the Scrum of Scrums

Agile Coaching

Escalate issues to Operations Manager

Ensure that retrospectives occur regularly

Line Management

Time-sheet and expense approval

Holiday approval

Performance and Development Reviews


Bachelor's degree from a three-year college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience in the Leadership role.

Ability to work across seniority levels, for example from senior management through to offshore delivery centre engineer.

Ability to work at different levels within OCTO team, examples being requirements curation through to coding a POC or working alongside a developer to realise a design,

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation, which will be conducted and the results of which will be used in compliance with applicable law.