Information Technology

Employment TYPE

Contract

LOCATION

Raleigh, North Carolina

DATE POSTED

April 15, 2021

INDUSTRY

Information Technology

POSITION(S)

1

SALARY

Negotiable

Job# J1305

Agile Lead Practitioner (648928)

About The Opportunity

NC DHHS requires the services of an experienced Agile Lead Practitioner with good experience in managing Scrum and Kanban efforts to assist with transforming teams to Agile and help with Agile development, trainings and implementation of IT applications

Job Description

  • We’re looking for an experienced Agile Lead Practitioner with extensive experience supporting Scrum and Kanban efforts and assisting IT teams in development and implementation of IT applications to adopt and practice agile methodologies. Leading the planning and execution of development and delivery of each release of one or more products based on DHHS and industry standards. Should be able to work with multiple functions, including Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Flow Masters, Developers, and Stakeholders. Should be able to execute, based on the Agile transformation strategies laid out by DHHS. Should be able to work as a team player in enabling people to understand and drive customer and business value while creating a healthy, agile team culture. Support the adoption of DHHS Agile Transformation effort and ensure alignment with team efforts.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Coaches, mentors and guides agile teams on their journey from ground zero to becoming self-sustaining, high performing agile teams.
  • Drives adoption of Agile practices, techniques, and frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, reducing the gap between agile theory and practice.
  • Assist and help in training materials creation for DHHS ITD
  • Provide Training to teams using DHHS approved training materials
  • Drives adoption of DevOps practices and frameworks to improve automation and team autonomy.
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives, which encourage the adoption of agile practices and result in improved project execution
  • Builds expertise in the Agile and DevOps disciplines by coaching multiple Scrum teams
  • Provides guidance on creating Agile artifacts and lead by examples
  • Partners with other Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters across the organization to align and drive consistency and transparency throughout the organization.
  • Fosters an environment of mutual respect and cooperation, transparency, autonomy, agility, learning, innovation, quality and speed of execution.
  • Builds solid working relationships and utilizes effective negotiation and persuasion skills in working across the organizations.
  • Manage and Deliver application development and enhancement efforts using the appropriate agile methodology
  • Work with the Product Manager/business owner to define the roadmap for any given effort and build release plans
  • Collaborate with the functional managers or team leads and coordinate day-to-day operation of the Kanban
  • Facilitate Kanban/Scrum Meetings as needed
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies as needed
  • Coach Scrum Master’s, Product Owner’s, Development Team member’s, and be coachable
  • Work with appropriate technical team to create and manage Kanban/Scrum boards in Jira
  • Develops and communicate reporting metrics and/or program dashboards to stakeholders and leadership

Required Skills

  • Strong organization and analytical thinking skills, with a track record of turning complex business needs into user scenarios, flows, and diagrams.
  • Deep understanding of Agile values, principles, and practices (Scrum and Kanban).
  • Hands on experience in Scrum & Kanban.
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills.
  • Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Adaptive coaching style and the ability to work hands-on with teams in an advisor role with the ability to adapt based on the agile readiness of the team.
  • Enthusiastic and maintains a positive, high-energy attitude.
  • Drive for continuous learning.
  • Highly efficient in coaching Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Team Members.
  • 3+ years’ experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments.
  • 2+ years’ experience in coaching, mentoring and training new Agile/Scrum teams.
  • 5+ years in a project delivery role (technical role preferred)

Desired Skills

    Preferred Certification, Skills and Experience:
  • Coaching experience in a complex, large agile environment
  • Agile transformation or other organizational change experience
  • Knowledgeable in DevOps practices
  • Ability to coach technical practices (TDD, Pair programming, BDD, ATDD)
  • Certifications: Certified Scrum Master/Certified Product Owner/Certified Team Coach

Duration

12 Months

Please Contact me to discuss the hiring process!

Vomsi Kumar

Sr. Executive Recruiter
Contact: (310) 929-8421 Ext: 103
Email: vomsi.kumar@staffactory.com

Hi! My name is Vomsi Kumar. Helping consultants with getting their desired job is what makes me feel alive. I build a unique relationship with each of my consultants and work on their profile as per their needs. I believe that my consultants are my assets and this motivates me to serve them in an even better manner. Hence, I work towards the success of every consultant I work with.