Project Manager (Software Development)

We're looking for someone to work in a small, tight-knit team and be central to the smooth running of project delivery. You will be the portal for communication between our customers and our company.

You will have experience managing software development projects with an in-house software development team.

Viva IT is an innovative software development company. We specialise in fintech and banking software to a small number of clients around the UK. We're fully remote, but generally based around Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

We believe there are just a few simple things needed to create great careers: great technology, a great working environment, and most importantly great people around you.

We're looking for someone to be the go-to person for both our clients and our team. From the start of a project - all the way to delivery - you will be responsible for communication between our customers and our company. An understanding of technology and the ability to build strong relationships is essential for this role.

We're looking for people who share our passion for quality software. Ultimately, we want people who have a compulsion to solve problems, love being around like-minded people, thrive at being challenged, and most of all people who just have a passion for the work. People just like us.

Essential Requirements

Our ideal candidate would have the following skills:

  • Collaborative and can lead discussions.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Problem solver, blocker unblocker.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Goal and results-driven in an Agile environment.
  • Detailed understanding of SDLC, Agile and DevOps.
  • Manage cross-functional teams.
  • Reporting to all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to introspect existing processes and constructively amend them.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings and reviews.
  • Simplify complex workflows.
  • Tech-savvy and data-driven.
  • Communicate asynchronously, develop processes for people to work without excessive escalations, check-ins, meetings.
  • Great client attitude, even with non-technical clients.
  • Strong skills in project management software (i.e. YouTrack or Jira)
  • Be in the driving seat, managing the change, not a passenger.
  • Fluent English language skills

Experience Required

  • In this role, you are expected to be bringing in significant experience from previous roles backed with professional qualifications, in practice this means we will be expecting you to build the project management framework in an existing team.
  • At least 3 years experience in software project management

Useful Skills

  • Specification capture

Career Progression

  • £1,500/year available for continuous professional development.

Remote Work

The COVID-19 lockdowns accelerated our plans to become a remote-first company. Our team has transitioned fully to fully remote and there are no plans to return to the office. We heavily use remote collaboration tools. Although the path to remote-first includes an international team and no restrictions on working times, we're not quite ready for this yet.

It is critical that:

  • You have a quiet and comfortable location where you can work from home, equipment can be provided.
  • You can travel occasionally (2-4 times a year) to a location in the East Midlands, UK.
  • You can work typical office times 09:00 to 17:30 (we've not transitioned to full flexible working)
  • Must be based in the UK permanently.

Visa/Sponsorships

We are not licensed to sponsor a visa and we have no immediate plans to register for a license.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Please ensure that you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom before you apply without a time limited visa.

Recruiters

We do not work with recruiters in any capacity. Please do not call us or send unsolicited CV's.

Location

Although we have a remote team, we do occasionally meet up for social or business critical kick-off meetings. It is important that you can occasionally travel to these venues which will be based around the East Midlands.

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Applying

If you're interested, please send us anything you'd like us to take a look at such as your CV, cover letter, links to your personal website, portfolios or GitHub to careers@vivait.co.uk.

Grow with us. Help us to succeed, and we'll help you to succeed.

If you have a further enquiry that might not be answered on this page, or you would like to apply for a role on our careers page, it is crucial that you contact us via our email address. We will not be able to help via the telephone. Any messages sent to our careers email address will be picked up by a member of our team.