Lead AgilistAPPLY FOR JOB

Type: Contract to Hire | Location: Dallas, Texas
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Solid understanding of the Scrum Framework and principles of agility.
• Understand of how to build high performing teams that utilize inspect and adapt loops to continuously learn and approve
• Understand how to use empirical data collection to benefit team and organization
• Critical and creative problem solving skills
• Able to present, teach, mentor, and facilitate at multiple levels of the organization, particularly inside of a team environment
• Collaborates with other team members; values team success over individual success
• Continuous learning regarding Agile, Scrum, coaching, facilitating, emotional intelligence, team dynamics, listening for self and team
• Understanding of all software lifecycle development disciplines - Project Management, Requirements Management, Analysis & Design, Quality Assurance & Testing, Implementation, Deployment, Configuration & Change Management
• Working knowledge of a variety of practices that support agility (Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Driven Development, Automated Test-Driven Development, etc.)Working knowledge of other Agile frameworks and ways of working (Kanban, Scrumban, XP, Mob programming, etc.)Understanding of priorities and goal setting for teams and organizations in an agile business environment
• Leadership skills, specifically leading by example (servant leader) and display behaviors that demonstrate the key mindset shifts associated with becoming agile
• Ability to apply multiple approaches to the removal of Agile Squad impediments (e.g. cultural barriers, logistic challenges, coordination w/other Agile Squads and teams), where possible
• When needed, escalate Agile Squad impediments to appropriate organizational entities
• Facilitate communication, cooperation, and collaboration inside and outside the Agile Squad, including the Agile Center
• Works to improve the effectiveness of all roles of the Agile Squad
• Shields Agile Squad from external requests and interference to ensure the Agile Squad is fully functional and productive
• Fosters self-organization, learning, and growth within the Agile Squad
• Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear
• Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• 5+ years of fulltime business experience. 3+ years of Scrum experience.
• Strong oral and written communication.
• Experience presenting, teaching, mentoring, and facilitating at multiple levels of the organization, particularly inside of a team environment.
• Experience communicating and removing impediments outside of team
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Coaching skills with the ability to communicate complex messages and teach new concepts
• Ability to resolve interpersonal and organizational conflicts - strong mediator
• Active coach and mentor whose goal is to grow and maximize potential
• Brings high-energy and passion to the job with a focus on building strong teams
• Ability to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a sustainable & effective workplace
• Ability to promote innovative thinking and self-improvement.
• Bachelor's in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or a directly related field or equivalent in work experience
 

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