Director, Agile Processes

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 25, 2022 (35 d ago)
Job Locations: US-Remote Seniority Level: Director Overview:
The primary focus of this position will be to lead and closely collaborate with all the stakeholders of Software Development in projects – SWPM (Software Project Manager), BA (Business Analyst), Development, QA, Infrastructure, and Documentation to meet the specified requirements of a given release. This role will be to closely collaborate with SWPM to ensure the Software releases adhere to agreed schedule, scope, and budget in projects.

This position will work with SWPMs in defining WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) at Portfolio epic and doing Software resources allocation for projects.

This position is responsible for continuously improving Software Development Process in projects. This position also will work closely with SMs (Scrum Masters) for coaching and facilitating Scrum Teams in projects.
Responsibilities:
  • Preparing, publishing, distributing, and maintaining detailed Sprint schedules
  • Liaising with stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Resource planning and allocation for software engineering and QA resources
  • Setting and continually managing Software releases’ expectations with Scrum Teams and other stakeholders
  • Interfacing with multiple groups within a lifecycle which include internal Scrum Teams and external stakeholders
  • Identifying, managing, and controlling the change control process both with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assuming responsibilities for risk management and risk mitigation
  • Closely collaborate with SWPMs on tracking project costs and preparing associated forecasts
  • Ensuring that software releases are completed to design specifications and as per the “Definition of Done”
  • Managing issues as they arise and creating and tracking punch lists as necessary
  • Traveling to project sites as necessary to facilitate successful product rollout or execution
  • Creating and managing project records; archiving proper files for retention through Fortna’s Data Management System
  • Facilitating Scrum Events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Participate and help drive continuous process improvements and adoption to ensure delivery of extremely high-quality software releases
  • Mentor and lead other Scrum Masters as needed to ensure adoption of formal Scrum process framework and help drive successful Software releases
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related field with 10+ years of experience with Software Project Management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Cross functional team management experience
  • Strong understanding of Scrum framework
  • Ability to employ persuasion/negotiation skills with discretion and consideration
  • Project costing and forecasting experience
  • Risk management and risk mitigation experience
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Highly motivated, directed and a team player
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • PMP, Scrum Master certifications
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally approximatively 10-15% of the time
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job
About Us:
WHAT WE DO
Headquartered in Atlanta with locations globally, Fortna is an award-winning, end-to-end design-build firm whose expertise spans over seven decades of service. Founded in 1946, we provide strategy, automation design & systems integration, and warehouse execution software to the world’s most recognized brands.

WHAT SETS US APART
At Fortna, our three mission-critical pillars connect our people across the globe and help distinguish us as a leader in the marketplace.
  • Our PEOPLE are at the heart of everything we do. We are guided by a set of business principles and ethics that are baked into the excellence we bring to each project from start to finish.
  • Our PASSION unites our Associates through our shared passion and commitment to integrity, hard work, and a collaborative approach. We love what we do, and it shows.
  • We PROMISE to be accountable, act with integrity, and deliver results for our clients. Our diverse team of global Associates work as “One Team” to deliver on our promises to Clients.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Perks and benefits: At Fortna, our people are everything – so the perks and benefits you’ll receive from being part of the Fortna team are generous. From competitive compensation packages and health insurance offerings to Associate-led committees created to drive positive change, the employee experience at Fortna is truly unmatched.
Talent Development: We believe every Associate deserves the resources and support to grow and thrive. That’s why a career at Fortna comes with powerful professional development opportunities. Learn directly from the industry’s best and brightest. Our training, mentoring and on-the-job experiences are designed to enhance your skillset – preparing you for increasingly challenging roles and accelerating your career.

Statement to Third Party Agencies -
To ALL recruitment agencies: Fortna only accepts resumes from agencies on the Fortna preferred supplier list. Do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Fortna employees, or any Fortna office location. Fortna is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
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