IS Product Manager

Product Manager in Bridgwater, England

Posted 2019-11-01

Responsible for:
Providing specialist product ICT knowledge and for delivering excellent Software Product Management ensuring capabilities are embedded with all products.

About the job
The IS Solutions Product Manager will be responsible for planning and delivering internal projects within the IS work programme.

Key Accountabilities:
Oversee tasks and work packages identified as required, within formalised work processes and/or agreed with managers consent and where possible, to resolve requests/problems immediately

Oversee the design, specification and implementation of new systems, as agreed with the Corporate Manager – Head of Information Systems, including the preparation of technical specifications and system documentation to ITIL and ISO Standards.

Oversee the evaluation of potential applications by analysis of business requirements and systems evaluation and oversee the support of designated systems, taking ownership of product problems, changing requirements and for maintaining communication with both internal and external customers

Oversee the development (including all agile lifecycle) including testing using Azure DevOPs with particular reference to Microsoft .NET.

Initiate, plan and manage appropriate projects in accordance with agreed standards, using AGILE techniques (SCRUM, SPRINTS & PIEPELINES) where appropriate, and contribute to the preparation of the annual service plan.

To provide written updates on projects, ensuring delivery on time and within budget.
Liaise with customers to ensure clarity of their ICT product requirements and oversee training of the ICT software specific to their business operation.

Qualifications and Experience

The post holder will have a Degree in software engineering or equivalent along with AGILE Product Management or PRINCE2. The post holder will have demonstrable experience in delivering software products, experience in the use of AZURE DevOPS or Software Library/Build Toolset along with Visual Studio

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Company summary

We are a pro-business Council ambitious for growth and transformation. We are committed to digital inclusion and providing a range of services to meet the needs of our customers, residents, staff, visitors, businesses, partners and elected members.
Sedgemoor District Council aims to create opportunity - whether that be in more housing, new, higher paid jobs - a place to grow and learn. We are keen to deliver our plans and strategies to meet local needs, whilst embracing the challenges and opportunities from the nationally-significant infrastructure project - Hinkley Point C. Our main challenge is to reduce deprivation and increase prosperity, so that our residents have an improved quality of life.
At Sedgemoor District Council, we have a strong sense of pride in our district and put the community at the heart of everything we do, respecting the needs, wellbeing and diversity of the communities we serve. Members and Officers are expected to carry out their role with dedication, excellence and commitment to the council's core values:
'Honesty' - being truthful and open,
'Integrity' - holding ourselves to the highest standards,
'Aspiration' - setting high standards and stretching to exceed them and
'Teamwork' - being supportive of each other, our community and our partners.
Sedgemoor District Council is transforming how we provide services to our customers and how we work by embracing new technology.


As well as competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits including:
•Training and development opportunities
•Career average pension scheme
•Flexible leave and working arrangements
•Discounted car parking
•On site café (in our larger locations)
•Cycle 2 Work scheme
•Health and well-being programme with Oasis
•Employee discounts

Tech Stack

Sedgemoor uses C#, MS SQL, JBASE and a variety of databases

Interview process

Once we have received a CV and personal statement from candidates our People team redact any personal information before forwarding information to the recruiting manager who will the shortlist based on criteria in the Role Profile.
The process varies and may consist of a short telephone interview to assess technical competence as well as face to face interview, presentations and any other relevant tools that help s to assess who the best candidate is for the role being advertised.

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