NCR Engineering Programme Manager in Dundee, United Kingdom

About NCRNCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with nearly 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

TITLE: Programme Manager

LOCATION: Dundee, UK

GRADE: 12

POSTION SUMMARY & KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

An opportunity has arisen in the Engineering organisation for a Programme Manager in the Device Development and Execution team. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated and tenacious individual educated to degree level in a Relevant Discipline or other related field or equivalent work experience in product design for manufacture. The successful applicant will help oversee work being carried out by a highly motivated team striving to meet all quality, cost and schedule targets across a range of devices. These devices will include – but not be restricted to - Encrypting Pin Pads, Card Readers, PC cores, Displays and Anti Fraud Devices.

The successful applicant will work with multi located and multi disciplined teams in an effort to help achieve the end goals of the company.

As a Programme Manager (PM) the successful individual will be responsible for planning, organizing, and motivating project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The PM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple NCR business divisions. This may result in the PM performing a number of specific roles:

  • At an enterprise level, within the Device Development and Execution team, leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of these teams

  • At a team level, playing a consultative role to assist the Senior Engineering Manager, in placing the appropriate people, process, and tools as well as coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team

  • In situations that require a hybrid approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

In performing these roles, the PM will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

  • Team Management – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work

  • Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

  • Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

  • Team building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level. Higher qualification an advantage but not essential.

  • Solid understanding of development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

  • 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-functional teams. PMP preferred

  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence

  • Proven ability to lead development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met

  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:

  • Knowledge of Agile Project Management tools

  • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level

  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate

NCR IN DUNDEE

Dundee is home to NCR’s innovation hub for financial self-service solutions. With functions from product management and marketing, software and hardware development through to manufacturing operations, finance and technical support, this 500 strong, integrated team, delivers NCR’s solutions to the global financial self-service market.

As a city, Dundee is experiencing one of the UK’s more extension regeneration projects and has much to discover with its vibrant art scene, a diverse array of attractions and a lively nightlife, making it an all-round city to work and play.

  • Dundee was awarded UNESCO City of Design status in 2015. The prestigious title has seen Dundee join other UNESCO Cities of Design such as Montreal, Buenos Aires and Beijing and has become the first and only UK city to receive the award.

  • The city has a beautiful collection of parks and open spaces, more hours of sunshine Blue Flag status beach and a multi-award-winning revamped city centre

  • Dundee is within a short drive time of Scotland's most spectacular scenery and outdoor pursuits including sailing, hill-walking and ski-ing

  • Dundee is at the heart of one of the best golfing regions in the world, with St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles all within a 30 minute drive.

  • As part of a £1 billion Dundee Waterfront regeneration, the world's greatest museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum is constructing a new landmark building in Dundee. The £80m project occupies a prime site at the heart of the Dundee Waterfront.

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