By joining Valtech you will become part of a unique digital consultancy. We bring together design, data science and software engineering professionals to deliver new products to our customers across the UK.
This diverse set of capabilities means that no two projects are the same. We undertake transformative projects with a collaborative approach. We work with our customers employing Agile and Lean principles to support decision-making, build understanding and ultimately deliver the right service to users.
We are passionate about delivery and curious about new innovations in digital. Our teams seek to fail fast to accelerate learning making experimentation safe. As communities, we are sociable and encourage learning. We use regular internal events, meetups and external events to engage with new ideas at all levels.
How we deliver
There are some fundamental principles to the way that we deliver. While we are pragmatic in our approach to any specific project, if you don’t share these values we are unlikely to be a good fit for you:
- Cross-functional teams
Agile methods have always emphasised the merit of teams with all the skills necessary to delivery on user’s needs. To work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team it helps to be genuinely interested in the work of those in other roles. We value the flexibility to pick up slack across other areas of capability as well as expertise and specialization.
We find that diverse groups working together come to better solutions. In user testing, this approach builds empathy in the team. In design, we collaborate to test ideas and develop alternatives. As a team, we work together to improve our approach.
- Continuous learning
This applies to product development as it applies to individuals. Our projects are designed to engage with uncertainty creating opportunities to learn. We use experiments, prototypes and hypotheses to learn about user behaviour, design algorithms and select technologies. Our communities of practice provide a space for us to improve and learn from peers. While as individuals a personal training budget enables the opportunity to grow and develop.
- Outcome Focus
When driving our projects we focus on outcomes. Knowing how users and customers will deem a project a success enables creativity and innovation.
Specialist Skills & Requirements
The skillset required to excel in this role is broad, with the right individual needing to demonstrate strong capabilities within the majority of the following areas:
- Extensive Agile Experience
- Backlog management
- User story elaboration
- Story/Impact mapping
- As well as conventional techniques ie data modelling, business process modelling
- Large scope
- Experience of working in an agile team (think Scrum, maybe Kanban, or XP) with:
- Collaborative working style – can work with business stakeholders, user researchers, developers, testers etc.
- Business value focused
- Impact mapping, for example
- Backlog management
- User story writing and defining acceptance criteria / tests
- Story mapping experience would be ideal
- Workshop facilitation skills preferred
- Ability to present to a development team is a must … to project stakeholders, ideal.
- Can elicit non-functional requirements too