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New IT Manager (Scaled Agile Delivery Management)

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00427098


- Job description

Your role will involve facilitating Agile Release Train processes and execution. Qualified candidates will have demonstrating experience working with various stakeholders to execute Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in a real world enterprise environment. Candidate must display mature commitment to deliver quality software as part of a highly collaborative team working with numerous stakeholders and under the direction of larger team and programme leadership.
  • Working with Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to establish release schedule of
  • Facilitates the creation of the product and release backlogs by overseeing requirements analysis and ensuring each user story in the backlog is well written, sufficiently granular, and buildable
  • Leads and facilitates Program Increment (PI) planning events
  • Assists with program execution and Product feature completion tracking
  • Facilitates Scrum of Scrums
  • Escalates and drives impediment resolution at the Program level
  • Encourages team collaboration
  • Works with Product Owners to help assure strategy and execution alignment
  • Helps manage risk and dependencies
  • Develops Agile Release Train (ART) metrics and reports status to Management
  • Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourages team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Scrum, and Agile delivery management
  • Participates in enterprise program management improvement and standardization activities
  • Assists execution and completion tracking via quantifiable metrics
  • Significant experience facilitating agile meetings and ceremonies involving the customer and key stakeholders, from initial backlog creation through successful release
  • Significant experience as a Scrum Master on multiple Agile Teams
  • Experience implementing Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and running SAFe PI planning
  • Experience incorporating Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices in Agile Teams
  • At least two years of experience gathering and validating user stories
  • Good understanding of modern software development tools and techniques, particularly DevOps
  • Experience using Agile Tools such as JIRA, Rally, or VersionOne
  • Experience supervising staff in an agile environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a consulting environment with demonstrated track record of continuing responsibilities, creativity and innovation.
  • Required Education: Bachelors Required; Masters Preferred
  • Years of Experience: At least 7 years of experience as Project Manager and/or Scrum Master in software development with at least two years direct experience in a SAFe environment
  • Required Certifications: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP), or equivalent certification

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