Project manager

Kyiv, Ukraine

About us:
The client is a fast-growing UK fintech start-up setting the new standards for digital finance.
We’re building a new digital finance platform and a fully mobile-based finance app, offering multicurrency accounts, domestic and international transfers, debit cards, and instant payments. Amongst our platform are components such as core banking, mobile banking, card systems, and many more.
The client tech team sits at the heart of our company and is at the center of all our innovations. Join our key team and build the ultimate, brand new finance app with us!

We are looking for an experienced Project/Program Manager to join us in Kiev and work within an Agile team that is responsible for a suite of software applications. There are multiple workstreams where different business and technology features are being worked through. A blended delivery method of Waterfall and Agile is used.

The project manager will be leading a multi-country team of Scrum Masters, BAs, UX, iOS/Android developers, Backend Java Developers. The team is currently delivering in 2 weeks of sprints. The role reports to the Head of Delivery.

Main responsibilities:
✔ Drive the execution of the project with strong adherence to scope and time
✔ Own the overall delivery road map, dependencies, risks and track slippages
✔ Strong project reporting skills with the ability to combine reporting metrics that are not wholly automated
✔ Ensure the backlog is continually refined and understood by the whole team
✔ Create a culture of sustainable continuous improvement
✔ Drive predictable delivery by ensuring impediments and blockers are addressed
✔ Build a trusting and safe environment within the team where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem solving
✔ Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and making information visible and available
Support line managers with identifying training and development needs of employees as required
Office Environment, international travel is required

✔ Bachelor Degree or above with major in Computer Science
✔ Economics or MBA degree is highly appreciated

✔ Holds relevant qualification i.e. PSM I, CSM, PMP
✔ SCRUM or PMI-ACP Certification will be considered as an essential advantage

✔ Demonstratable experience of performing in a similar role previously for the last 6 years
✔ Experience in Business, Financial Product Management and at least 2 years of working experience in a financial institution or fintech company
✔ Experience leading a team of 20-30 people
✔ Highly competent in project risks and issues identification, mitigation (risks only) and management; and reliable status reporting
✔ Demonstrated experience with complex, senior-level stakeholder management and management/leadership of large teams
✔ Working in a fast-paced, high energy challenger bank/fintech environment
✔ Ability to develop a high performing team

✔ Extensive knowledge of program and project management practices
✔ Project/program management, methods & tools; relationship management; software development; vendor management; business change management and process improvement
✔ Understanding of the full software development life cycle
✔ Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous delivery
✔ Strong business English communication skills, oral and written

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