Great opportunity for somebody who wants to get a big IT project “over the line” by focusing on those last, fiendishly interconnected little problems. Yes, that’s right, the 80/20 rule is in full effect here, and while we have done 80% of the work, the last 20% of the work will get 80% of the results - and you will be the hero that gets to say “job done”!
We’re decommissioning some legacy software and we need a project manager who will help obsess over the details and help unpick the various last bits out of the system, and migrate them to other systems.
What you get to do:
- Map out what’s left to be done.
- Work with developers and architects to agree to a timeline.
- Obsessively follow the projects progress.
- Pester people to ensure they are on track.
- Report back to senior management.
- Be part of a very diverse, friendly and start-up-like team.
- Wear a t-shirt to work.
- Obsessive about details.
- Stubbornly won’t let go until everything is done.
Yes, we could ask you to be Prince2 qualified, of have previous experience in tech, or be a seasoned project manager, but in reality what really counts is that you just love “getting to the bottom of things” and are not scared of complex, old technology. So don’t be afraid to apply, whatever your background, if you love a challenge and think you’re up to it. Send us a CV and a cover letter.
While this is a fixed-term 12 month contract, we always need good PMs, so if you prove your stuff, this could well become a permanent position to work on other projects.
In our office at 33 Holborn London
Octopus is a fast-growing company with more than 650 employees. Since we launched in 2000, we’ve established market leading positions across financial services, healthcare and energy.
The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Octopus Labs is the fintech innovation unit of the Octopus Group. We fuse track record and technology, expertise and UX, to build financial products the way they should be: trustworthy, rewarding and easy-to-use.