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Senior Agile Specialist

Vacancy Details

Reference No.

KM10-42130

Synopsis

A leading video entertainment organisation is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Senior Agile Specialist. The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that CV technology teams implement necessary tools and methodologies by using a wide variety of agile toolboxes.

Description

  • Collaborate and leverage contacts in the wider Agile community to deliver the best possible outcomes for the technology division.
  • Work with technical team on sizing of user stories and prioritisation and lead the team’s efforts in-continuous improvement in the case of Scrum.
  • Identify issues, risks and recommendations of Agile teams and operating models.
  • Perform tracking and management as required by the selected agile frameworks chosen.
  • Remove impediments, eliminate any blocking issues beyond the team’s authority or solicit support from other teams / stakeholders until a resolution is reached, so that the team can remain focused on achieving the sprint goals in line with larger objectives.
  • Strive towards lean delivery with continuous flow Agile Project.
  • Plan and manage a portfolio of projects and initiatives (both large and small) to deliver within timelines, budgets and resource requirements.
  • Provide expertise within the use of agile project management tools and lead creative problem solving via design thinking and other collaborative problem-solving processes.
  • Optimise system support, development and project management processes using an agile / scrum focused vision - mature processes for application as the company grows to next level of maturity.
  • Act as the business and IT sponsors and point-of-contact to ensure a smooth transition from idea submission through scoping, design, delivery and project close-out.
  • Communicate project status, issues, risks to all stakeholders including executive sponsors and team members, identify and resolve issues and conflicts, mitigate risks where applicable.
  • Support practitioners and projects, identify areas for improvement, develop improvement plans and work with individuals and teams to implement such improvements Facilitate the team’s progress toward sprint goals.
  • Work with Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners and other stakeholders to develop user stories and prioritise backlog of work.
  • Provide project leadership for internal and external resources to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Present and support Agile education and training activities as required.
  • Engage and include all team members and encourage a collaborative approach in completing tasks.

Requirements

  • Degree in Information Technology
  • Agile certifications
  • Project management certifications desirable
  • Post Graduate qualification in Information Technology advantageous
  • 5 - 8 years’ experience as a Software Agile Specialist with at least one major agile framework, e.g. Scrum
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Proficient in Agile / Lean / TOC methodologies concepts and principles
  • Proficient with Data modelling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

Position Type

Permanent

Work Level

Senior

Salary

Market Related

Industry

Information Technology

Salary Type

Annually

Package

Cost To Company

Affirmative Action

Yes

Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North