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Agile Delivery Lead

Company Ovations Technologies
Reference # SFDC-0785
Published 12/03/2020
Contract Type Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
We are looking for a Senior Scrum Master/delivery leader and coach who is comfortable leading multiple Agile teams to execute with excellence. S/he is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where the expectations are high and scope is scaling quickly. S/he will be experienced in partnering with Product Management to lead cross-functional teams. In this role, you will help teams adopt and mature their practice of scrum. You will help coach and facilitate cross-team collaboration, understand and track dependencies, remove blockers and most importantly, make sure teams are happy, healthy and productive.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries ICT - Information & Communications Technology
Specification
General
•Organize, manage and ensure delivery of internal and vendor project deliverables and milestones in a mature Agile environment
•Create clear and concise summary reports
•Represent the project / program status with the team and leaders
•Identify critical tasks and provide a differential focus on aspects that pose serious risks
•Identify, track and take action on key risks and impediments
•Be able to quickly and appropriately escalate impediments for an expeditious resolution
•Track costs and manage them against the budget
•Articulate thoughts and ideas creatively in Power Point slide decks
•Be a team player that gets work done through others
•Communicate the business need, urgency and vision to internal and external teams
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 operational/reputational risk
•Understands and supports the product and technical strategies
•Understand and stay current on domain architecture and targets to identify upstream/downstream dependencies and support the team in risk management
•Supports team’s automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey
Coaching
•Integrate Agile & Lean principles into team practices
•Coach PO/team on backlog refinement and prioritization
•Utilize team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and work with team to continuously improve
•Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery
•Understand and encourage team’s engineering innovation and improvement (Dev Ops, etc.)
•Coach the team to improve collaboration and self-organization
•Act as an Agile mentor/coach to other Scrum Masters or any Agile role
•Agile & Technical Learning: Actively seek and participate in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community
Requirements
a.SAFe certified
b.3-5 years Scrum master / Product owner exposure
c.Great understanding of Architecture-related projects
d.Understanding of MS ADO
e.Strong team management skills – 15+ Architects
f.Strong communication skills – Executive & senior managerial level engagement
Job Closing Date 30/04/2020
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