Job Description :

No Visa Sponsorships No other locations considered, no telecommute Please include Linked In profile with submissions Potential CTH position, with review after 6 months. 

What is the specific title of the position? Sr Mgr, Software Engineering (Delivery Lead) 

What Project/Projects will the candidate be working on while on assignment? A4ME Capital Funded projects 

Is this person a sole contributor or part of a team? Part of team; if converted will have ~8-10 direct reports 

Engineering Manager 
The Engineering Manager serves as the Agile program leader and will be responsible for leading the Agile transformation and for the successful execution of an Agile team. The Engineering Manager to support a scrum team and the over-all delivery and reporting within their Programs. This position requires individuals who have previously been successful Scrum Masters and/or Agile Coaches on highly distributed teams, have led Agile/Scrum adoption in the past, and have experience in software delivery as well as those who can drive and influence change and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
Accountable for the delivery and reporting of several Scrum Teams within a Program 
Establishing program level cadence and driving program level ceremonies (e.g. PSI Planning, release train retrospectives, backlog refinement) 
Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog 
Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the Scrum Master at the team level 
Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration 
Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Master 
Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level progress and quality 
Act as a liaison to assigned program manager and project managers. Take responsibility for managing dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other scrum teams. 
Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career 
Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams 
Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution 
Be a change agent and foster a “learn by doing” environment 

Required Qualifications: 
Bachelor''s Degree or equivalent experience 
8+ years of IT experience including delivery (Quality or Development) 
1-2+ years of leading/managing people 
2+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects 
2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective) 
Experience with Rally 
Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative development 
Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures 
Understanding of backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition 
Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics 
Excellent English communication skills in written and spoken form 
Solid interpersonal skills, passion around facilitation, empowerment, and servant leadership 
Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices 

Preferred Qualifications: 
3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach 

Where is the work to be performed? 13625 Technology Drive| Eden Prairie, MN 55344 | MN051 

What are the work hours? ~ 8AM-5PM, may vary slightly 

What type of interview process is preferred? face to face