Head of Agile and DevOps Delivery
3d ago

Job Description

Head of Agile and DevOps Delivery

Position Description

A profound and radical change to traditional financial services models is underway. The industry is transforming fast and at CGI, you’ll be at the centre of a digital revolution.

As one of the largest independent technology and business services companies in the world, we can deliver exciting opportunities for you to build your career and grow your network.

At CGI, we are at the forefront of developing and implementing technologies and business processes that will shape tomorrow’s banking marketplace and after a rapid period of growth are searching for an experienced and inspirational leader to lead our Agile and DevSecOps Capability.

Reporting to the Head of Operations this is a pivotal strategic role, with a primary goal of executing on CGI’s vision and go-to-market strategy for this dynamic sector and capability.

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer you access to our share scheme (3% + 3% matching) making you a member not just an employee.

You also have the option to benefit from private medical and dental insurance, flexible retirement options, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.

As for the future? We work as one team, and are a Top 100 employer. Be a successful part of our story and we’ll support you in taking your career anywhere you want it to go.

Your future duties and responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an Agile and DevSecOps delivery capability able to service client demand through the provision of Pre-formed Agile Teams.

You will be an experienced agile practitioner capable of advising and delivering through defined agile frameworks (SAFe, LeSS, Spotify, Scrum, DevSecOps) to mentor and build agile teams in support of client demand.

You will be the lead principal and torchbearer interfacing with client and CGI leaders and project team members. Leading by example and inspiring others to follow.

Not afraid to break new ground you will create a learning culture and environment capable of global scale through a distributed Agile delivery approach.

You will be responsible for all aspects of profitable project delivery through client engagements (fixed price per team and / or T&M) utilising onshore and offshore delivery centres under a distributed Agile method.

Experienced in practical applications of industry methods and remote productivity tools, you will liaise with client teams to consult and advise to align a delivery model capable of scaling teams in support of multiple clients, establishing repeatable best practices and high quality delivery across a range of technology platforms.

Delivery will utilise a combination of UK delivery teams as well as near shore and offshore deliver centres, so experience of mobilizing and running offshore delivery models is required.

Other responsibilities :

Advising and designing the service model and standard contract(s) terms

  • Establishing best practices for reporting and status of teams to include burn-down, velocity etc.
  • Managing the delivery of the service within the context of the SBU / BU financial and operational drivers.
  • Understanding, challenging and working effectively within commercial parameters
  • Managing the client and internal CGI stakeholder relationships.
  • Assists with securing additional business
  • Establish on-boarding, training and career paths for members to advance their skills
  • Identify a pipeline of demand and work with deliver centre owners on proactive staffing actions to support a Just In Time staffing model.
  • Required qualifications to be successful in this role

    Key Attributes :

  • Successful delivery of one or more complex and wide-ranging agile program, leading and coaching development organisations over 100 people in size and an ability to build a team and organization organically
  • Ability to identify, attract, hire and retain top talented individuals to be part of your team
  • P&L experience managing an organization or matrixed team of over 100 FTEs
  • SAFe SPC (Ideally version 5.0)
  • Several years experience delivering agile across a range of agile methods (SAFe, LeSS, Scrum, Spotify)
  • A vast amount of Software delivery experience
  • Degree level education, ideally with an IT specialization
  • Personal Skills

  • Self-awareness / Personal development / Empathy / Social awareness /
  • Effective prioritization / Time management / Self-starter
  • Comfortable in the presence of senior executives
  • Experienced with different cultures, adaptable and supportive of inclusive and supportive
  • Interpersonal Skills

    Active listening and questioning / Clear Oral and written communications / Presentation skills / Negotiation skills / Influencing and persuasion / Conflict management / Change enabling / Inclusive of different cultures / Celebrates in the diversity of others.


    Build your career with us.

    It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

    At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.

    All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

    Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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