Head of AVA Development and Operations

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Main purpose:

To lead the team responsible for the development, release and maintenance of the platform software to meet specified capability requirements; and lead the transition of the team to a DevOps/Continuous Delivery model.

Development scrum teams are provided by a dedicated but separate development organization and are based in several different locations.  The Head of Platform Development and Operations (PDO) will be the primary interface to the head of the development organization and to the line managers in these locations. There is a Product Ownership team within PDO managing the decomposition of capability requirements and working with the scrum teams. The Head of PDO ensures that the agile development process is implemented effectively across PDO and the development organizations.  PDO is also responsible for maintaining deployments of the platform software.

Accountable for:

•Release of platform software to required quality and meeting customer needs

•Availability of deployed platforms

•Prioritization of platform development

Responsible for:

•Developing and maintaining platform software

•Creating and communicating the vision for the platform

•Release planning for short, medium and long term

•Supporting the prioritization by the business of platform requirements

•Prioritizing development in line with the agreed Roadmap for the platform

•Working with development teams to manage skills, headcount and cost

Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant previous experience of: 


•Servant leadership of agile software development by multiple geographically distributed teams with diverse business cultures 

•Leading the development for a mature cloud-based software product with thousands of users 

•Transition from separate Development & Operations to DevOps 

•Working within a large matrix global organization with complex stakeholder environments, including as a Line Manager 

•Working across cultures with sensitivity, partnering and drive with focus on business impact 

•Facilitation and communication with large technical and/or senior leadership groups 


Applicants should: 


Current formal qualification in a recognised agile software development methodology 

Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in a similar position and/or management and/or related functions 

Strong industry knowledge including products and services on Nokia’s core business as well as adjacent areas (e.g. Telco IT, applications, big data analytics) 

Demonstrated ability to develop service business with partners of all size 

Deep experience and Knowledge in applying process improvement methodologies in the context of software deployment, integration or support 

Familiarity with current batched and streamed data transfer technologies 

Business orientation and good understanding of Nokia organization and processes 

Previous experience in Automation, IT or Business Development is a distinct advantage. 

Ability to drive and guide service projects, strong negotiation skills 

Sound methodical skills with attention to detail and process requirements. 

Ability to lead without formal power and line authority. Excellent presentation, networking and communication skills (especially in a multicultural environment). High energy, initiative, enthusiasm and persistence. 1-2 additional languages are

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