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Software Delivery Lead - Decommissioning

Role: Software Delivery Lead - Decommissioning

Location: London (once restrictions are lifted)

Duration: 6 months

Rates: up to £500/day

Start Date: ASAP

Our London based financial services client is currently looking for a Software Delivery Lead to join them on an initial 6 month contract as they embark on a strategic decommissioning project on a number of systems that are not used or are to be replaced. The project will also work with business stakeholders to run a system selection for a Data Preservation/Archiving tool, working with the selected vendor to implement the tool and configure it for loading data, which has been extracted from systems intended for decommissioning.

The successful candidate will manage the creation and operation of a new, centralised team responsible for decommissioning retired applications, software and hardware components and navigating the organisation to identify technical teams who will perform specific functions in the decommissioning process, gaining their commitment and engaging with them to ensure tasks are done in right sequence and on time. You will manage the ongoing scope, utilising and tuning a standard decommissioning process; providing creative approaches to grouping and sequencing of requirements to get the most efficient delivery.

Essential Experience Required:

  • Proven experience in decommissioning of software applications and/or infrastructure components and/or data migrations

  • Proven experience of the end-to-end software delivery

  • Structured delivery management experience

  • Excellent coordination skills and the ability to multi-task at multiple levels

  • Excellent communication skills, managing the expectations of a large number of stakeholders and interested parties

  • Upwards management of a small number of executives, able to sell ideas and justify budgets

  • Project governance to PMO requirements

  • Accurate and timely communication of delivery status

  • Accurate and forward-looking management of financials

  • Maintenance of delivery plans; tracking or progress to plan

  • Pro-active management of risks and issues, determining mitigating actions and chasing actions to closure

Desirable Skills

  • A basic understanding of infrastructure components, networks or security considerations

  • Understanding of data privacy

  • Records management policies, such as retention and disposition rules and techniques

  • Previously implemented a data archiving or data preservation system (either package or in-house)

  • Agile methodologies including Use Case analysis, Features/Epics/User Stories (and their structure, mapping and dependencies).

If this role sounds of interest and you would like further information, please respond with an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.