Agile People Manager


Control Plane

October 12, 2022

Job Description

Job Title: Agile People Manager 

Report To: Head of Agile 

Job Location:  Remote / London (right to work in the UK required) 

Employment Status: Full Time

Salary: Competitive


Who is ControlPlane?

We are a London based cloud native technology company, helping to keep people safe online. We work with cloud providers and their customers to secure the building blocks of the internet, by offering consulting, training and products related to cloud native development, security and operations.

ControlPlane’s priority is to continue to be a leader in the Kubernetes and Cloud DevSecOps space. We secure the next generation of software systems and provide a clear, risk-based adoption guide for organisations looking to implement best practices.

Trusted by Google Cloud, UK Home Office, JPMC, among many others, our clients are world leading organisations.


What We’re Looking For in an Agile People Manager: 

Our Agile People Manager believes in helping our customers and colleagues in championing Agile concepts and ways of working in the business, whilst supporting Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters to achieve their potential in their careers. The role is suited to an experienced manager and Agile Lead who has an aptitude for coaching and mentoring with the ability to create and manage exceptional teams.

You will represent the technical and cultural values of ControlPlane, whilst leading and supporting the team in solving complex delivery issues.

We are looking for a coach and mentor for our Agile experts. The individual will help the team with their daily challenges, understand and provide support on customer sites and hold team members accountable for their responsibilities. It is important that you are approachable, understanding and enjoy helping bring out the best in teams. You must also be able to deal with challenging situations with a professional and ‘solution-based’ approach.

The role is a mix of leadership and management: you will guide the Agile team through their career pathway, and also be accountable for your own quarterly objectives.

Our Agile People Manager will have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role. You will also have small business or start-up experience in a tech company, and be comfortable performing a variety of duties with tech savviness being a must. We work on London time and have employees across the globe. The position provides an exciting and extensive opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic individual to grow with the business’s success.

This is a unique job role within a successful start-up company where you will have the chance to make a positive impact, learn, grow and work with great colleagues who consistently challenge the status quo.

This is a remote position, although we invite you to spend time in person at our London office: this is optional and we aim to be entirely flexible to your needs. You may be expected to work on client sites as required. As a leader in the cloud native community there are opportunities for international travel.


Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements: 
  • Report to the Heads of Department to ensure voices are heard at all levels of the business
  • Nurture and encourage Agile ways of working and growth in this area of the business
  • Be an inspirational, compassionate leader and manager, espousing continuous improvement principles 
  • Day to day support of staff: run one on ones and unblock ad hoc issues
  • Lead by example: live and breathe our cultural values
  • Facilitate delivery by enabling others to make technical decisions
  • Ensure the team have the opportunity to grow, learn and implement best practises, to exercise the highest and best use of their time to maximise individual satisfaction
  • Work alongside the Head of Agile to ensure resourcing needs are met, for internal and external engagements
  • Manage internal company initiatives to ensure the smooth operation of the business
  • Assist in squad formation and scheduling of work
  • Deliver value to our clients by a combination of efficient team operation and direct consulting
  • Shape our management best practices to attract the best talent


Our Agile People Manager Will Have These Preferred or Specific Skills:
  • Experience coaching or mentoring high-performing teams in a culture of psychological safety
  • 5+ years of industry experience at a senior level
  • Kindness, compassion, and a human-centric approach
  • Passion for helping others to achieve ambitious goals while avoiding burnout
  • Proven leadership skills and evidence of engagement with relevant communities
  • Strong organisational, planning, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Proactive problem solving ability with exceptional communication skills – excellent English language skills at a native or fluent level
  • Passion for being a focussed team player with a “can do” attitude
  • Experience analysing general technical documentation, developing internal processes, and cataloging information
  • Pride in technology use – early adoption of new technologies, excellent grasp of Google Workspace (GSuite) applications, MS Office Suite and other office productivity tools, and aptitude for learning new software and systems
  • Ability to act with total discretion and diplomacy and show sound judgement in responding to complex circumstances
  • Enthusiasm, consummate professionalism, and excellent attention to detail



ControlPlane is a dynamic, cutting edge and passionate business for which to work. Our employees are the heart of our business which means we care about our company culture and our employees’ wellbeing and progression. Alongside this, as our Engineering Manager you will also have the following benefits:

  • Generous and competitive salary
  • Discretionary team bonus
  • 33 days of paid holiday, including paid leave for the standard 8 UK Bank Holidays
  • Statutory pension contribution
  • An individual training budget for personal development, including but not limited to:
    • Conferences 
    • Training (books, courses, coaching, as well as internal training which is of course included beyond budget)
    • Qualifications
  • Individual development time:
    • 10 days for training
    • 7.5 days to attend and present at conferences
    • 10 days company research and development time

We believe our peers are equally as important as the technology we use. We’re looking for people of the highest personal calibre, quietly confident, with a good work ethic, keenness to learn, emotional maturity and respect, who knows that “we” is more than “me”, and who embrace human diversity of all kinds. As one of our early employees you will help us to build a company culture of which we can all be proud. If you espouse these values, we want you!