This position is for a Technical Program Manager that will act as a DevOps SME on top of her/his program management duties. This role will work with the Senior TPM to drive the execution of key components of DevOps project deliverables. The features-focused projects must be delivered effectively with minimum organizational cost and inefficiencies; this can only be done using Agile best practices. This TPM is expected to provide guidance on which Agile methodology to use for which project/initiative. For example, Scrum to be used for features work, Kanban to be used for workflow type projects or use both when needed.
Apply best practices using Atlassian Jira to further Agile delivery of projects.
Take a ‘microservices’ approach that enables much higher velocity due to smaller sub-projects. Use a scrum methodology to break down work into the right atomic units where their dependencies are well-known.
Leverage your experience in SAAS products / distributed systems, in particular AWS and Kubernetes, to work with DevOps engineers delivering projects
Build out integrated project dashboards based on data sets utilizing Atlassian tools Jira and Confluence.
Manage sprint planning, retrospectives, scrum sessions and other agile development best practices.
Coordinate all Scrum Ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint retrospectives, Sprint Demos, Story Grooming, and Delivery Planning.
Mentor and coach teams on Agile/Scrum practices and self-organization.
Assess Scrum Maturity of team and bring team to higher levels of maturity at a sustainable pace.
Manage project risks, dependencies and issues.
Skills, Traits & Competencies:
Agile or Project Management certification (PMP, PSM I, PSM II, SAFe).
Experience in diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory (User Stories, Story Pointing, Velocity, Burndown Metrics, Agile Games, Tasking, Retrospectives, Cycle Time, Throughput, Work in Progress levels).
Experience working in dynamic environments, where both long-term goals, tactical work & a significant amount of interruption-driven work co-exist.
Experience working with various software development practices (BDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Pairing, Automated Testing) and Ops technologies (CD/CI, Kubernetes, etc).
Experience working with different Agile approaches (Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban, etc.).
In-depth experience with Atlassian Jira/Confluence.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred