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Director, Agile Practices



Remote, OR, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

We’re looking for motivated and goal-driven team members who can do what it takes to make a company great. The reward is a fun, flexible and creative environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth. If you have the bswift values of higher standards, greater accountability and more fun, we want to hear from you!

Job Title: Director Agile Practices
Reports to: EVP, Product Engineering
Job Purpose: The Director Agile Practices is responsible for overseeing and managing the agile practices across the Product Engineering organization, driving forward best practices, training, and coaching to create high-performing Agile teams. The Director works closely with senior leadership, product and development teams, release managers, and other stakeholders across the business to ensure successful on-time and high-quality delivery of product solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of Scrum Masters across multiple physical locations - including work assignment and tracking, career development, coaching and mentoring while also supplementing staff in that role as needed.
• Drive forward the organization's agile transformation strategy leveraging metrics and data to provide continuous improvements in operational processes.
• Serve in the role of "Agile Coach" through championing, training, and mentoring across the various teams and departments.
• Generate regular reporting including performance indicators and metrics, executive reporting and other ad-hoc reporting required by management.
• Coordinate and track project execution progress across the various product portfolios and scrum teams, ensuring dependencies are identified, impediments are resolved, and delivery timelines and commitments are met.
• Clearly define standard guidelines (e.g, DoD, SM, and PO qualifications and responsibilities).
• Collaborate with leadership team on portfolio governance for Scrum, Kanban, and other projects and facilitate the start or stop of teams based on investment decisions.
• Facilitates organizational learning, change management, and process adoption of Agile via metrics, benefits realization, outcomes, and retrospective findings.
Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field.
• 3+ years of large-scale Agile coaching experience with Scrum, Lean and Kanban methodologies
• Demonstrated prior success as an Agile Transformation leader in a Software Development organization of 100+ members.
• One or more related agile practitioner certifications such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM, CSP, PSM, PMI-ACP)
• Expert knowledge of software development lifecycle and software testing methodologies.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and manage cross-functional teams.
• Experience with release management tools such as Jira, GitLab, or Azure DevOps.
• Experience working with and managing offshore, nearshore, or outsourced teams.

At bswift, our values are Higher Standards, Greater Accountability and More Fun. We pride ourselves on having an engaged, friendly and smart team that goes the extra mile to get the job done right. The reward is a fun, flexible and creative environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth.

bswift was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

If you have what it takes to join our award-winning culture, we’d love to hear from you!