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in Mission Hills, CA

Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Mission Hills, California

About this job

DIRECTV is seeking a Delivery Management – Principal 2 professional who will champion adoption and continued improvement of agile practices for software development. This strategic leader will drive organizational use of agile software development methodologies as a strategic asset to foster business values. In this role, you will perform tool administrator or super-user function as required, plan and deliver required coaching, training, and mentoring of teams and stakeholders, and provide Thought Leadership including insight to new and emerging perspectives and point of views on agile and related subjects.  

Here's what you’ll do:

  • Provide patterns, best practices, and white papers on agile related areas.
  • Think like a transformation / agile change agent / evangelist industry professional – quoting current and extensive industry data and demonstrating ability to apply best practices.
  • Capture work product, insights gained, and intellectual property created into the firm’s knowledge management system.
  • Remain informed on developments in agile areas of expertise.
  • Actively work to update / upgrade level of expertise or knowledge.
  • Develop processes, templates, artifacts, training materials, and lessons learned.
  • Define agile program processes across a broad scope, including stakeholder engagement, requirements definition, testing and integration, and monitoring progress.
  • Working with managers and stakeholders to establish processes, ensuring the processes are effective, and refining accordingly.
  • Based on agile best practices, provide recommendations including identifying program risks and mitigations, and potential process improvements.
  • Establish standard metrics / reports for tracking progress based on agile methods and monitor progress, assess risks based on the reported metrics, and recommend mitigation strategies / process improvements.
  • Conduct agile training / lean software development workshops for leaders and team members as needed.
  • Conduct retrospectives for qualitative and quantitative improvements as a result of agile coaching.
  • Review the agile estimating process against outcomes and recommend changes to improve productivity and predictability of outcomes.
  • Recommend tools to be implemented to support agile software development processes.
  • Administer agile team maturity assessments and develop coaching plans accordingly.
  • Prepare a variety of communication artifacts related to agile practice events, progress and plans.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to various levels of stakeholders and leaders, and facilitate working sessions to identify resolutions to barriers to scaling use of agile.
  • Assist Agile Program Manager and other Agile Practice team members with creating and maintaining collaborative communication sites and tools; launching and facilitating Agile Open Space, Communication Forums, and regular Agile recognition events.
  • Build agile consulting / coaching aids and use the aids to assist teams with agile on-boarding process.
  • Provide performance feedback to Agile team member. Assist with the identification, collection, and reporting on Agile Practice metrics and measurements.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering or a related field, preferred. Advanced degree a plus!
  • 5+ years of experience in an Agile coach role with exposure to large organizational transformations is required.
  • 10+ years overall general experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in the use of Agile methodologies and supporting tools.
  • Experience with organizational change management.
  • Solid background utilizing Agile frameworks (SAFe, Kanban, Scrum) in software development, certification required (SPOC).
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, coaching and mentorship experience.
  • Solid oral, written, and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to discuss complex ideas, develop project deliverables, and participate in workshops with senior executives.
  • Ability to think, write and present in a logical and structured way.
  • Experienced Agile Coach, with SAFe experience across multiple environments.
  • Comfortable working and communicating at team, stakeholder, and leadership levels.
  • Expert in use of agile tools such as Jira and Jira Align.
  • Skilled at using metrics to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Experience with independently transitioning software teams to a variation of Agile process.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring software teams on Agile and DevOps process transitions.
  • Experience in creating Agile training / workshop material.
  • Handle conflict resolution well, facilitate discussion, alternatives, and different approaches.
  • Articulate the value proposition and the business impact of agile transformation.
  • Work in cross-organizational situations.
  • Strong quality orientation.
  • Entrepreneurial mind set; work independently and as an effective team member, take on whatever role is necessary to achieve business objectives and enhance relationships.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; the ability to manage conflicting priorities and multi-task effectively; and communicate current status and tasks to management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to determine proper course or methodology without direction or supervision.
  • This is a highly visible role with exposure to a wide range of stakeholders, requiring a combination of hard technical skills and soft people skills for success.

This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the United States. #LI-Remote

Los Angeles and New York City locations offer flexible in office settings if you desire face to face interaction.

A career with us comes with big rewards:

DIRECTV's compensation structure is designed to be market-competitive and fully supports efforts to attract and retain employees. It is the company's policy to offer pay that is competitive with other employers in the local market. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

The Base Salary range displayed below reflects the minimum and maximum target salary for each of DIRECTV's 4 (four) US Labor Market Zones. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

DIRECTV WAGE ZONES: $116,375 - $211,255

Low (N1): $116,375 - $174,515

Mid (N2): $122,500 - $183,700

High (N3): $134,750 - $202,070

Top (N4): $140,875 - $211,255

Click to review information on some of the largest Designated Market Areas (DMAs). Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the salary ranges reflect base salary only and do not include bonus or benefits - when you consider all of these together, it represents a pretty impressive total compensation package.

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