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New position handling two agile software development teams

For our client DIBS Payment Services in Copenhagen we are looking for a strong agile leader to be responsible for facilitating deliverances of new features and maintenance of the payment platform, developed by two teams of approx. 12 software developers, scrum masters and QA/test people in Copenhagen. The platform is used by major financial and retail customers in the Nordic countries and one team is working on customised solutions to DIBS’s largest customers. 100% availability and reliability are vital to the customers and thus the overall business of DIBS. 

It is essential that you ensure high performing scrum teams based on agile leadership in cooperation with the scrum master, as well as ensuring compliance to the development processes already in place or to be defined. Also, stakeholder management will be vital for you in order to ensure maintenance and compliancy across other teams/platforms in cooperation with the DIBS product department. Where larger business cases are required, you will give inputs to forming the business cases.  

This team lead role includes personnel responsibility with continuous motivation efforts setting clear and elevating goals, holding performance appraisals as well as yearly salary reviews. You make sure that the right competencies are on the teams. 

You are a member of the IT management team with two parallel team leads, architects and operation, and you report directly to the CTO of DIBS. Furthermore, you will work closely with Product Owners as well as with the Operations department and software architects. 
You will occasionally visit large customers at strategic development meetings together with product owner. 

Your responsibilities will primarily be to 

  • Support the teams in building a healthy product backlog and supporting the PO with technical maintenance/compliance tasks 
  • Participate in various meetings and coach/support the PO and Scrum masters in planning the development 
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are in place and followed  
  • Ensure alignment with other teams and stakeholders 
  • Employ and empower the team to become a team where continuous improvement is apparent 
  • Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements and preparing budget 
  • Coordinate bigger technical projects 

Personal skills 
We expect you to have at least 5 years of experience as a technical leader or program manager or senior project manager from a medium-sized company, preferably developing shared hosted applications and/or software solutions handling financial transactions. You have deep skills driving agile processes, you are used to make risk analysis and evaluation of progress, and react upon the facts. 

You probably have an IT engineering degree from a Technical University, and have lead experience with teams developing software solutions or payment platforms. The teams you will be heading are developing mainly in C++, but also Java and PHP. You are not expected to take part in coding, but you are familiar with the terms and challenges of software developers. 

You have a proven track record of building performance software development teams with focus on continuous improvement. Furthermore, you have solid experience in handling hectic situations and preventing future situations.  

You are fluent in both Danish and English. 

Personal qualities
You are robust and professional, result-oriented and a team player - at the same time as being passionate about agile leadership and continuous improvement. Your working style is very structured and consequent, and you have excellent communication skills. It is very important that you are good at creating overview and transparency and can easily explain in a non tech way what tech is working on. 

As a person, you find it interesting to work with team organization, run software in production, make sure of progress in agile management. You are experienced in conflict handling, situational leadership and change management - and you are in tune with the team with focus on listening to team members, understand and react. 

We expect your leadership skills to be inspiring, coaching and situation based - your team’s success is your success. You have high energy and an open personality, as well as a positive attitude. Moreover, you have a pragmatic and dynamic approach towards problem solving and decision making in order to reach the targets of your organization. 

The company DIBS offer 
A challenging opportunity for someone who has a passion for leadership and continuous improvement. This key role is very influential and you will quickly be able to set your footprint on the processes, the teams and the way of working in the development organization.  

The DIBS culture is very innovative and you will work with enthusiastic and easy-going colleagues. DIBS work actively with competence development and have many social activities. The role is placed in Ørestad very close to Copenhagen, close to the Metro station and good parking facilities – and parking is paid by DIBS. 

About the company 
Our client DIBS Payment Services offers the widest range of simple and secure payment solutions online in the Nordics. The company started in 1998 and was the pioneer in online payments - today they are a leader in the Nordic region. They were the first to reach one billion transactions and currently has over 15 000 online-stores with annual sales of over 100 billion. Each year 2 500 new online stores choose a DIBS solution. The 100 employees in Sweden, Denmark and Norway are making it easy to charge online. The Technical department is based in Copenhagen and totals approx. 35 employees. - See more at www.dibs.dk 

We in Bloom are continuously evaluating incoming applications, and we look forward to receiving your application and asap either in English or Danish. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Director Sara Juhl at Bloom via sj@bloom.dk or phone +45 2086 0865.  

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København S
13. december 2017
23. april 2018
Sara Juhl
Tlf.: +45 2086 0865

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