Agile Development Manager

Beverly, MA · Job # 8153RK

Join a research innovator in a leadership role focused on development of people and practices and providing the framework for self-directed teams to successfully execute against their goals within an Agile organization.

Your Mission:

  • Manage 1-2 development teams with ~5-7 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.
  • Act as a servant leader to a team or a team of teams so that they are enabled to maximize the value they can deliver to the business. 
  • 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.
  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions and equip the team to do the same.

Skills and Experience you bring to the Organization:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a senior team lead or manager in an agile SW development environment/10+ years’ experience in software development
  • 3+ years’ experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/SAFe
  • Proven track record in guiding, coaching, and mentoring development teams
  • Proven track record in attracting new talent and retaining key talent
  • 2 years’ experience with Java development
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
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