GoodLeap is hiring a
Agile Delivery Lead in United States

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Agile Delivery Lead
🏢 GoodLeap
💵 $130k-$150k
📍United States
📅 Posted on Jun 11, 2024

Summary

The Agile Delivery Lead at GoodLeap is responsible for leading value-driven delivery on Scrum/Kanban teams, ensuring customer needs are met, fostering a high-quality software development environment, and driving business value. The role requires 8+ years of experience in driving large projects to successful outcomes, deep understanding of Agile approaches, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of Javascript and react.js is a plus.

Requirements

  • Experience (8+ years) in driving large, complicated projects or programs to successful outcomes
  • Has a deep understanding of the strengths of different Agile approaches and when they should be used, such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Highly communicative with a diverse and profound set of communication skills; ability to communicate across different levels (ex: Developers, Partners, and Executives.) of the organization with confidence
  • Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, change management, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Responsibilities

  • Drives cross-team coordination for initiatives/projects that overlap; responsible for status meetings, refinement, retrospectives, and escalating any issues that have the potential to impact delivery
  • Actively works with teams to document any strategic risks and mitigation plans for delivery
  • Collaborates with the Engineering Manager and Product Manager in the work breakdown process, helps in communicating impact to other domain(s)/squad(s); Gathers respective representation in case broader analysis is needed
  • Is a leader who drives business value through best-in-class team execution
  • Works to understand squad “blind spots” and weaknesses, and develops plan(s) to address
  • Knows when to adjust the ceremonies to match the need/style/maturity of the squad
  • Proactively identifies and resolves impediments that slow development or prevent the team from meeting established goals
  • Continuously seeks to identify bottlenecks in order to optimize the overall flow of work
  • Builds trust and strong relationships with internal/external stakeholders through clear communication and expectation setting
  • Holds the team accountable for their responsibilities in defining project readiness and vision, user story writing, story mapping, prioritization techniques, feedback loops, etc
  • Challenges direction changes and communicates/confirms potential impact with stakeholders
  • Engages in respective portfolio planning events and learns about the functional delivery for upcoming initiatives
  • Leads collaborative, dynamic planning process – prioritizing the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Has responsibility for helping to ensure there is a well-managed (“DEEP”) product backlog with PO/PM, and coaching/training where needed for the PO/PM
  • Leverages tools such as Jira to develop and maintain relevant information radiators for tracking, measuring and reporting on metrics such as team maturity, team happiness, the effectiveness of agile processes, team throughput/velocity, portfolio health

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: DevOps Agile, XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Software product development experience
  • Has experience as a mentor, agile coach and/or trainer
  • Knowledge of Javascript and react.js a plus
  • Experience executing process change management techniques

Benefits

  • $130,000 - $150,000 a year
  • In addition to the above salary, this role may be eligible for a bonus
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