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Capability Change Manager


Development Manager



Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:

Capability Change Manager - CRENIC
Level P3 / Salary - with potential to increase with truly exceptional performance at assessment


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join our expanding team of experts delivering high quality products, services and support to our government customers. We love to work with people who have a passion for their field of expertise, always seeking to deliver to the highest quality. Our staff are self-motivated and able to work autonomously but comfortable with asking for support where needed to achieve their goals: most importantly, they are team players looking to succeed together.

This role sits within the Capability Change team for a major new government initiative, delivering life-saving capability for the UK MOD and Defence Personnel. The role involves managing the elements of Capability Change related to the introduction of new hardware, software and services including close engagement with the Asset & Configuration team and the joint programme management team. Working initially to the Ecosystem Manager and the Service Delivery Manager, this role will require managing the execution of hardware and software baselines, system and ‘system of systems’ configurations, documentation baselines, and other deliverables. The role includes the provision of weekly metrics reporting and reporting programme progress. The successful candidate will also support the development of a Knowledge Base and set of Working Instructions during the mobilisation phase of this new initiative.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for interfacing with a diverse service management and supply chain team, working across multiple organisations; a highly skilled engineering and architecture team; and Customer stakeholders. This will require excellent communications skills and interaction with staff and customers ranging from technical personnel to programme leadership.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering Product / Capability Change Management including the maintenance of processes.

  • Demonstrable knowledge with managing and supporting release management cycle to include hotfixes, defect tracking, production operations status reporting and the maintenance of minimum baseline standards.

  • Demonstrable experience in documenting releases, risks and in maintaining the schedule of planned releases and ability to lead software release meetings and oversee release team execution to deliver product on-time.

  • Domain knowledge of internationally recognised CM standards.

  • Experience with hardware, software and document configuration management processes, procedures and products including working with Databases.

  • Knowledge of ITIL V4, including experience in using it including how to define and apply compliant processes within a programme with a view towards continuous improvement.

  • Experience in delivering complex solutions for government organisations or private corporations using a diverse engineering and technology team

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with testers, systems engineers, architects, software developers, management as well as ability to work across multiple teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt quickly to changing requirements

  • Coordination with the service management organisation to modify processes or procedures as required.

  • Awareness of Trade Compliance issues, how to identify and escalate.

What do we do for you?

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.