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A Day In The Life: Paul Brackenridge, Delivery Lead, Naimuri

Ever wondered what it's like to work at one of Greater Manchester's leading tech employers or what specific job roles get up to each day?

Paul Brackenridge is a Delivery Lead at Naimuri.

We spoke to him to find out more about this role, his experience at Naimuri and what an average day looks like.

What’s your professional background and interests?

Prior to joining Naimuri, I worked in a number of ‘Technical Delivery’ and ‘Software Development’ related roles. 

I am passionate about delivering great software and solutions to meet technical problems. My experience spans logistics, food service, home delivery and mobile workflow management.

What attracted you to this role and company?

There are two main things, which attracted me to Naimuri;

  1. The types of customers they work with and the problems they solve.
  2.  The culture. Naimuri works with some really interesting clients delivering solutions that provide real world benefit to the UK.
    They also trust their employees to get the job done in the way they see fit. Naimuri feels like a family and makes it very clear that happy people create great work.


What does a typical day look like?

I’m fully allocated to a single customer project, so my day largely revolves around managing that project and team. I play the role of a Scrum Master/Delivery Manager.

My days generally start off with admin and replying to emails and Slack/teams messages. 

We have our stand-up at 10 am with the Dev and Test teams where we get updates on all of the inflight tickets and identify (and ideally resolve) any blockers. 

The remainder of the day depends on where we are in the sprint cycle, but it will generally be refining the backlog with the Product Owner / wider team, facilitating technical or design meetings, running retrospectives or Three Amigo’s sessions. 

We have a whole team stand up at 4 pm where we provide updates to the wider project team and get updates on what other areas have been working on. 

What are the key challenges in your role?

I’d say the two key challenges of my role are keeping the Developers and QAs working as efficiently and frictionlessly as possible and working seamlessly with the client, (along with our Tech Lead) to identify future work or refine user stories for the current or future sprints.

Working with a client that isn’t used to Agile ways of working can pose a challenge - so not only are we delivering a great solution, but we’re improving their culture and ways of working.

What has surprised you most in the last 12 months?

I think the biggest surprise has been how flexible and family oriented Naimuri is. It’s something that was talked about a lot during the recruitment process and one of the things that drew me to the role in the first place. It’s really refreshing to see a company that walks the walk, as well as talking the talk.

What are the best bits about the role?

I’d say the best bits are the people (my team is AMAZING!) and the clients and problem areas that we work on. It’s a really varied and challenging role and you get to work with some of the best people in the field. 

Again, I’d also say the culture. Great people make great companies and the way everyone collaborates and helps others is great to see.

How would you describe the company culture?

Friendly, people and family oriented as well as, continually improving, helpful, focused and high performing.

Can you share details of one project/achievement you are most proud of since starting in this role?

Helping the team to over-deliver on our release 1b delivery.

The team brought forward the vast majority of one of our epics and delivered it massively ahead of time, allowing us to focus more on the applications core functionality and look and feel in the upcoming releases.

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