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IT Manager-Senior

  • Job reference: 923397
  • Location: Limerick
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, IT
  • Date posted: 16/01/2019

Orion Group are recruiting for an IT Manager-Senior on behalf of our Multinational lifesciences Client on an initial 7 month contract which can be based out of the London area or Limerick in Ireland.

This role requires strong business analyst background and solid knowledge of Agile SCRUM process.


  • Preferred: Limerick, Ireland with up to 20% travel to other business locations (London & Maidenhead), potentially some international travel.
  • Less preferred: Maidenhead, UK, 2 days a week in Limerick every other week starting from mid-March
  • February to March 2019 - working 80% of time in London co-located with an agile design team

Key Role activities

  • Working with the business owner, external agency and internal stakeholders to shape and define the product roadmap and detailed requirements
  • Create and manage the requirement backlog in JIRA
  • Take lead as Product Owner of an agile cross-functional SCRUM build team
  • Work with the Project Manager to develop supporting project and technology plans

Key Background

  • Experience of delivering mobile apps and solid understanding of iOS and Android
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to write requirements in Epic and User Story format
  • Experience of managing projects from end to end, with developments using the Agile methodology
  • Experience of delivering digital solutions across all digital channels, Knowledge of Drupal CMS is a bonus.
  • Experience in managing projects using remotely located teams

Knowledge and Competency Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with focus on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, Digital Marketing or related field is required, MBA degree a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience working as a business analyst or Product Owner delivering mobile apps and websites
  • Engagements with major companies or clients and delivering according to requirements, on schedule and within budgets is required.
  • Impeccable business partnering, influencing and collaboration skills working with delivery teams, business partners, agencies and stakeholders, with ability to negotiate win-win outcomes, is required.
  • Strong problem solving skills; responsiveness and flexibility with evolving responsibilities and changing environment are required.
  • Strong UX and digital technology thought leadership with the ability to effectively influence and communicate across various business lines and units and at senior levels within the organization, is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (oral and written), including the ability to articulate complex digital technology capabilities and approaches in a business focused manner, as well as explain business concepts to technologists is required.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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