Agile Development Manager, Big Data

Beverly, MA · Job # 7960RK

Exceptional new opportunity with Award-Winning company - Agile Development Manager, skilled at removing barriers so experienced development teams can focus on “Being the Best that they can be!”

The Opportunity:

  • Manage 1-2 development teams with ~7-9 engineers each, with focus on content ingestion and transformation.  These teams are instrumental in developing software for loading full text content and metadata into document systems.
  • Work directly with product owners and business representatives to provide business solutions from inception to operation.
  • Ensure that the whole team owns the quality of the products produced and maintains a balanced mindset across the engineering disciplines involved in delivering those products according to the ‘definition of done’.
  • Be a guardian of world-class customer experience.
  • Stay abreast of industry/technology trends relevant to the Software Engineering discipline
  • Regularly review team performance, collaborate with them on improvement initiatives/experiments (PDSA Cycle), and understand the data, team and workflow.
  • Attract, recruit, retain, and develop top engineering talent.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and provide effective coaching for improvement.
  • Cultivate and groom leaders.
  • Foster a growth mind-set in all employees.
  • Foster and enable software craftsmanship and innovation.
  • Advocate for the team and promote their successes, celebrate their failures, and share key learnings throughout the organization.
  • Lead accountability, autonomy, and empowerment within your teams and manage the appropriate boundaries to achieve the result of having self-directed work teams.
  • Ensure the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions and equip the team to do the same.

Skills/Experience Needed:

  • 8+ years of experience in software development environment
  • 3+ years’ experience as a senior team lead or manager in an agile SW development environment
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/SAFe
  • 2+ years of experience delivering reliable DevOps solutions, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience with Java development 
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
  • Conflict resolution and coaching
  • Change management and coaching
  • Capable of contributing technically as needed
  • Deep knowledge of software design patterns, algorithms, data structures and modern programming techniques
  • Database design and data architecture skills
  • Proven track record in attracting new talent and retaining key talent
  • Ability to quickly understand and assess technical aspects of company’s products and components
  • Ability to advise on best practices in architecture, implementation and team dynamics
  • Bachelor's Degree
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