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Agile Delivery Lead

McLean, VA

Posted: 10/19/18 Employment Type: Full time Industry: Finance Job Number: tsc4065

As an Agile Delivery Lead you will ensure your teams’ delivery success by leveraging the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc.) to enable predictable, quality delivery while maintaining a focus on the continuous improvement of the team. The Agile Delivery Lead will optimize team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team.

Delivery

  • Ensures team(s) maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery
  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, and progress
  • Be well managed – understand and coach the team on delivery controls/compliance to minimize the operational/reputational risk
  • Understands and supports the product and technical strategies
  • Understands/stays current on domain architecture and targets to identify upstream/downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management
  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using a network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)
  • Supports team’s automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey

Coaching

  • Integrates Agile & Lean principles into team practices and work products
  • Coaches PO/team on backlog refinement and prioritization
  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with the team to continuously improve
  • Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery
  • Understands and encourages team's engineering innovation and improvement (XP engineering practices, Dev Ops, etc.)
  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Acts as an Agile mentor/coach to other Scrum Masters or any Agile role
  • Agile & Technical Learning: Actively seeks and participates in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 3 - 5 Years of Agile experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or CSP certification or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional (ACP)
  • PMP, Lean, Agile or Six Sigma certification
  • SAFe certified or experience (or other scaled agile frameworks)
  • Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate 
  • At this time, the client will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position

Dawn Goodman
Founder/Recruiter/Agile Transformation Consultant

IT Recruiter, Agile Coach, IT Project Management Consultant

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