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Agile Lead

Cynet Systems Inc

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted April 29, 2021.

We are looking for Agile Lead for our client in Durham, NC
Job Title: Agile Lead
Job Location: Durham, NC
Job Type: Contract
Job Description:
The client is looking for an experienced Agile Lead with real-world experience in supporting Scrum, Kanban, SAFe transformation efforts to assist teams in development and implementation of IT applications.
Resources should be able to lead the planning and execution of development and delivery of efforts for one or more products to a high standard.
Resource should be coachable, and knows how to work with multiple functions, including Product Owners, Scrum/flow Masters, Developers, and Stakeholders.
Knows how to execute and follow the Agile transformation strategies laid out by Agile Transformation Coach and transformation team, works as a good team player in enabling people to understand, learn and behave in an agile way that drives customer and business value while creating a healthy, agile team culture.
The ideal candidate should be able to work in self-directed and not always in prescribed mode, works on more complex issues and serves as a resource to others.
Partner with Agile transformation coach, Other agile Leads and Scrum/flow Masters, and Team members across the organization to align and drive consistency and transparency throughout the organization.
Develop strategies to obtain program objectives that align with the overall organizational strategy as defined by Agile Transformation Coach and the Transformation team.
Assess the Agile maturity and skill-growth for IT Lines of Business, programs, teams and provides training, coaching and feedback as required.
Own the team’s development methodology; Drives adoption of Agile practices, techniques, and frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, reducing the gap between agile theory and practice.
Coach Scrum/Flow Masters, Product Owners, Development Team members, and be coachable.
Mentor and guide agile teams on their journey from ground zero to becoming self-sustaining, high performing agile teams.
Work with an appropriate technical team to create and manage workflows that support metrics and Kanban/Scrum boards in Jira.
Drives adoption of DevOps practices and frameworks to improve automation and team autonomy.
Fosters an environment of mutual respect and cooperation, collaboration, transparency, agility, learning, innovation, quality, and speed of execution.
In collaboration with functional manager or Team leads, coordinates day-to-day operation of effort Development using the appropriate agile methodology.
Partners with business leadership/product owners to manage EPICS, Stories, tasks, and product commitments in an Agile framework to rapidly deliver value to our customers.
Develops and communicates 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.
Strong experience in understanding and implementation of Agile values, principles, and practices (i.e., Kanban, Scrum).
Experience with Project Management tools, including MS Project, JIRA, and SharePoint.
Expertise in using MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
Experience managing and delivering application development and enhancement efforts using the appropriate Agile methodology.
Strong and effective experience in coaching, mentoring and training new Agile/Scrum teams using Scrum, Kanban, Lean, or SAFe.
Experience with adaptive coaching style and ability to work hands-on with teams based on the agile readiness of the team.
Strong facilitation and communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Strong risk and business impact analysis and reporting skills.
Experience in gaining buy-in and support from stakeholders.
Hands on experience in Scrum & Kanban methodologies including as Scrum/Flow master.
Experience managing, maintaining, and analyzing data to derive meaningful and actionable insights about the portfolio.
Strong experience in effective coaching of Scrum/Flow Masters, Product Owners, and Team Members.
Demonstrated experience working on multiple priorities and/or projects simultaneously without impact to quality of work.
Demonstrated experience using effective leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Experience working with planning just enough, just in time to START moving forward.
Highly Desired Skills:
Ability to coach technical practices (TDD, Pair programming, ATDD).
Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner, Certified Team Coach, or SAFe Program Consultant.
Knowledge of DevOps practices.

Published at 03-16-2021
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Cynet Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer
At Cynet Systems, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military, women, minority and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Cynet Systems believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.