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Senior Delivery Manager - Remote

  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa, 50392
  • Salary: 60.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 7 days ago

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Position:  Senior Delivery Manager
Location: Des Moines, IA 50392
Term: 6 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Define, orchestrate and manage the holistic product life-cycle, delivery cadence, release plan and sprint schedule
  • Facilitate the identification, scheduling and assignment of project activities, tasks and milestones
  • Help teams identify and improve parts of the team's delivery system to produce results
  • Work across teams to help improve and optimize workflow and value creation
  • Use expertise to help define "what good looks like" and generate action to shape those behaviors
  • Utilize Lean and DevOps principles and practices to create stable, safe, and high performing delivery systems
  • Able to influence, identify and suggest solutions to continuously improve the practices and methods used to develop software
  • Help coaching the team with agile best practices
  • Ensuring the team is working on the right priority workload and removing impediments to ensure they delivery on their committed features
  • Some travel required, including overnight stays

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • 6+ years work experience or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years experience managing software/application development projects
  • 6+ years of Agile team experience in any well-known software environment preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, activities and tasks under time constraints
  • Ability to interface with executives and stakeholders regarding issues of project scope and status
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field) 
  • Advanced planning/organizational, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills required
  • Basic leadership and presentations skills required
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams and collaborate with both IT and non-IT partners

Preferred Skills:

  • Jira / Confluence – these are necessities as these are the tools that we utilize
  • The informal leader responsibilities of the Delivery Manager are a must – we need someone who can help hold the team accountable in their feature work and ensure that proper Agile/SAFe practices are being utilized.  (i.e., ability to have some of those tough conversations with team members from an informal leadership perspective)
  • Self-motivated / driven – this candidate would be able to mostly hit the ground running with a little assistance, but wouldn’t need constant supervision/direction 
  • Knowledge of insurance and financial services products preferred

Nice to Have Skills:

  • Ability to influence others
  • Have past experience with teams that are relatively new to agile and the ability to coach them 
  • Past experience with navigate different team dynamics and the ability to still deliver on team commitments  

If this sounds like the perfect fit,Apply Today!