IT development Portfolio Lead

Would you like to lead and improve IT development portfolio in an organisation that strongly supports professional growth? Would you like to use your expertise to drive a sustainable future while working in an inspiring community at the cutting edge of science and technology? Are you looking for a new job opportunity where you get to steer development initiatives, business outcomes and be part of the prioritizing group? Are you enthusiastic about communicating IT development statuses transparently to the organization? VTT might be just the place for you. 


 VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World. 


We are now looking for ICT Development Portfolio Lead to join our IT architecture team 

Your responsibility is to coordinate VTT's internal ICT development portfolio, where you have vital role to manage, and recognize ICT related development initiatives and do prioritization together with other facilitators. You will communicate to management and technical specialist of ongoing and upcoming initiatives and requirements.  The IT Development Portfolio is part of VTTs internal development value stream's structure which contains several value streams and initiatives within those streams. VTT's Value Streams are divided into multiple different themes, each of which has a significant role to play in internal development. You are responsible for coordinating any development projects that involve IT solutions.  

To able to manage development initiatives you need to have a good understanding of ICT development requirements and process. We believe that the key to successfully facilitating development portfolio is to ensure full transparency, excellent communication and have a continuous transparent visibility to the development queue and required competences. Reporting and evaluating the benefits of the results to the business at every stage of the finished product requires good and clear communication. 

In the Business Technology unit, you work in a team that is responsible for the IT development portfolio, development requirements of internal partners and VTT's overall architecture, information management and project process development. 

The position is located in Oulu, Jyväskylä, Tampere, or Espoo. 

 Who we are looking for: 

You enjoy identifying needed competences for the concepting and other phases of the project.  

New development project ideas are generated in several Value Streams and Initiatives, and you are expected to have good control over the interdependencies between emerging and ongoing development initiatives. Together with the business, you can prioritize development projects and manage clear reporting of development projects in the Value Stream steering group. You are a great communicator and build relationships with architects, business owners and process owners in order to ensure staying on track with the ongoing and coming development projects. 

You  ensure a predictable lead time for projects of varied sizes together with our the  Agile Coaches and Value Stream facilitators. 


Your skills and experience 


  • Strong and accomplished work experience as a Scrum master or project manager and at least 3 years from IT development project management 

  • Experience managing large development projects and dependencies of different projects 

  • You will be able to clearly describe dependencies and their effects 

  • You are able to identify projects that require ICT technology or services 

  • You are familiar with agile development methods and models  

  • You have experience of Lean implementation to the organization 

  • You are familiar with agile work management and collaboration tools such as Jira and Confluence or similar 

  • Effectively communicate and facilitate discussions with both business and technology experts 


With VTT, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solutions for systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your professional skills. Read more about our strategy, the path of exponential hope, and our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.  

  • An inspiring community. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation, from quantum technology to synthetic biology, under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens.  

  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we emphasise learning and development and support our people in reaching their full potential. People stay at VTT for more than ten years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious, and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level. 

  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture excellent team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation and cognitive ergonomics training. 


Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds! 


Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 21st August 2022. We will process applications as they come in and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate. 

Interested and want to know more? 

For further information, please contact Manager Jarkko Korhonen,, 0400 129 562 


We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

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