Sprout Solutions is looking for Iteration Manager who is willing to work in Taguig City .
Sprout Solutions is a software company aimed to create paradigm-changing solutions for the Philippines an emerging market with a robust economy and a great need for localized software.
Our goal is to help small, medium, and enterprise-sized businesses grow through our suite of back-end solutions that address payroll, HR and recruitment difficulties .
Our team is all about individuals who genuinely want to make things better, and actually have the courage to do something about it.
We believe that local talent, united by a common passion, are not just able to build world-class products, but are also able to ignite change that will revolutionize a whole economy.
As Iteration Manager , your primary responsibility is :
To focus inwardly on an Agile software development team. He or she is responsible for holding the team together and keeping processes running smoothly.
They help them to understand what it means to be both Agile (understanding the Agile best principles, practices, and frameworks) and agile (understanding how to operate and respond quickly as a team) .
The Iteration Manager enables cooperation across all roles and functions, including collaborating with the product owner and stakeholders, to align team efforts with business objectives to best serve Sprout's customers.
You are also expected to do the following :
Tracks and ensures visibility of historical team metrics and progress of the Iteration and release
Emphasizes the need for incremental releases, iterative work and prioritization by value and risk
Assists with internal and external communication by transparently radiating information, especially relative to historical team metrics, progress towards Iteration and release goals, and team capacity
Partners with project leads to ensure the team is producing a solution that meets established standards, procedures and practices
Collaborates with project leads to aggressively address issues, risks and mitigation plans
Instills a sense of urgency reflecting the goals for the current iteration, upcoming release, and project vision, while passionately emphasizing the importance of meeting these goals
Optimizes, increases and sustains throughput; ensuring prioritization of work by value and risk
Is collaborative in driving decisions and team behavior, guarding against making decisions and assignments for the team and instead creates and environment where teams have the context needed to make the best decision
Ensures iteration-based meetings are effectively facilitated, the outcomes are achieved and their cadence is maintained
Assists team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and tasking
Proactively identifies and removes blockers, limits work in progress and prevents distractions
Facilitates frequent retrospectives, sharing metrics to identify and implement improvements
Identifies, creates and defends opportunities for expediting feedback throughout the iteration
Participates proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
Contributes to the development of policies and procedures
Participates on a delivery team with Engineers, Product Owners, Product Systems Analysts and others.
Will act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues
Must have 2+ years of hands- on Iteration Manager / Scrum Master experience utilizing Agile as the primary methodology
Must have experience overseeing development teams from 4 - 12 team members
Must have exceptional written and verbal communication and time management skills
Must be self-motivated, organized, self-confident and self-directing with a proven ability to identify priorities and mobilize initiatives in an orderly fashion to achieve desired results with minimal supervision
Must be effective and efficient in identifying and proposing creative, innovative solutions to complex, time-critical challenges
Must possess excellent situational awareness and an ability to remain calm under pressure and be cognizant of how you are perceived
Bachelor's in Computer Science or any related course
4+ years experience working in a software development role
Proficiency in Agile development techniques
Preferred to have direct experience in a .NET, Java, SQL development environment
Willing to work in mid shift