Agile Practice & Release Lead

Job Description

The Agile Practice and Release Lead is a senior-level position responsible for coaching and driving an organization-wide agile transformation while establishing a growing servant leadership team to deliver world-class agile practices for Siemens DI SW Cloud Operations organization.

You will be responsible for championing, governing, scaling, and measuring the success of our operating frameworks while overseeing a team of Agile Leaders in the roles of Scrum Master, Kanban Flow Master, and/or Project Manager.

• Demonstrated prior success as an Agile Transformation leader in a multi-site SaaS Software Development organization
• 5+ years of large-scale Agile coaching experience with Scrum
• 5+ years of experience coaching teams leveraging Lean and/or Kanban methodologies
• 3+ years with Agile and team collaboration tools such as JIRA
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related
• One or more agile practitioner certifications such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM, CSP, etc)
• Demonstrated experience leading and working with high performing global team
• Experience coaching self-organizing teams and supporting them to reach their goals
• Experience cooperating with (external) teams
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to summarize complex issues simply and effectively
• Excellent planning and coordination skills
• Knowledge of cloud-based applications and services and their development lifecycle
• Possibility of minimal travel required (5-10%)

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer-sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

• Develop and grow a global team of Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches across multiple physical locations - including work
assignment and tracking and coaching while also supplementing staff in that role as needed
• Define and steer the organization's agile transformation strategy and roadmap
• Serve in the role of "Agile Coach" through championing, training, and mentoring across the organization
• Establish a mature and healthy agile software development working environment, within the context of our organizational
business values
• Provide continuous improvements in operational capabilities to optimize efficiency and capacity
• Generate regular reporting including performance indicators and metrics, executive reporting, and other ad-hoc reporting
required by management
• Work closely with our recruiting team and R&D team leaders to hire the right people for our agile teams
• Coordinate between and among Agile teams for progress, impediment resolution, and project management oversight
• Facilitates organizational learning, change management, and process adoption of Agile via metrics, benefits realization,
outcomes, and retrospective findings
• Release criteria and checklist creation – definition of done

• Knowledge of containerization, specifically Kubernetes
• Knowledge of AWS or Azure
• Kong Enterprise tools, specifically Kong Gateway
• Networking concepts, including firewalls, VPN, routing, load balancers, security, and DNS
• Enterprise IT environment with distributed environments
• Familiar with Modern Agile
• Experience in the role of a software developer, product manager, or project manager
• Additional knowledge or certifications with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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