Operations Scientist /SAFe® Product Manager

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
SKA Organisation
Department Name: 
Telescope Operations
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Operations Scientist /SAFe® Product Manager 

At SKAO we are coordinating a global effort to deliver the largest science facility on the planet. The SKA will be a next-generation radio telescope that will help to answer key questions in astrophysics, drive technological innovation and support human capital development. SKA are seeking  a candidate with experience of software development and/or telescope operations to be part of a unique international project.

The SKA Operations Group is seeking to employ a talented and motivated person to act as a Product Manager to support and guide the software development for the construction of the SKA telescopes. As a large and globally distributed project, the software is being developed by many teams across different time zones from outside of the SKA Observatory.

The appointee will be an expert focal point for the development teams, providing expertise and guidance to those teams in areas of Observation Management. The role, therefore, calls for an organised person who understands, or is able to quickly acquire, system knowledge in the area of (radio) astronomy telescopes and their operation.

To manage the software development of the project, the SKA has adopted the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) for Lean/Agile development processes. As a Product Manager, the appointee will represent the interests and priorities of the SKA Operations team for the construction and operation of the SKA telescopes. They will be responsible for ensuring that the SAFe teams deliver value to the SKA by specifying and defining the priorities of the work and developing the programme roadmap. As a Product Manager they will have the responsibility for defining work, and assessing when it is completed, and accepting that work into the Programme. As such, the appointee will need to understand software development practices and technology.

Although the appointee will be a member of the Operations Group, they will spend the majority of their time working closely with the software development SAFe teams.

Full-time hours will be 35 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements are possible in agreement with the Line Manager, as long as contributions to telescope delivery are not impacted.

To find out more and apply for the role follow the link : https://recruitment.skatelescope.org/vacancy/operations-scientist-safe%C...

Included Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary with generous pension and leave benefits

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Operations Scientist /SAFe® Product Manager