Agile Practitioner (m/f/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Cheltenham
Posted
18 Aug 2021
Closes
23 Nov 2021
Ref
3137157
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
THE OPPORTUNITY
At Tradebyte you work hand in hand with the biggest players in e-commerce â€" from hip fashion brands to big online shops. We offer you an open work structure and an incomparable team spirit. We believe that work and passion are compatible and for that we offer the appropriate surroundings. With continuous growth, we are looking for new colleagues who share our passion for work. Love what you do â€" do what you love. Become part of Tradebyte, an independent company within the Zalando Group!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
  • You hold a professional certification in Kanban, Scrum or another recognised Agile approach e.g. Scrum Master certified (CSM, PSM I) and/or experience of working in Agile teams
  • You are aware of numerous techniques for addressing Agile software development methodologies i.e. retrospectives, estimation, burn downs etc., and the ability to apply these techniques appropriately
  • You are familiar with the Agile software development lifecycle and DevOps delivery, including source control management, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery/Deployment and automated testing
  • You have gained experience with Jira or another Agile Requirements Management tool
  • You have a strong willingness to learn with a positive attitude and determination to improve themselves and those around them
  • You describe yourself as a natural leader with potential ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • You are a team-player with the ability to work within collaborative environments to organise and facilitate backlog prioritisation, arrange daily stand-up meetings
  • You describe yourself as well organised, with a logical and methodical approach to planning â€" good time management is essential
  • You have strong decision making and problem-solving skills through collaboration, strong analytical ability, who puts the needs of customers first
  • You are a keen technologist, with a forward-thinking approach to the adoption and application of new technology
  • You have effective communication skills in English and the Ability and eagerness to understand the business context where the team operates and the customer problems being solved


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Understanding the meaning of and being a servant-leader to the team to empower them to be self-managing where possible yet to lead and manage them when needed to drive results
  • Ensure the team lives Agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team have agreed to use
  • Define, track measure and report team performance and efficiency KPIs e.g. velocity, lead time etc, with a view to improving throughput and quality
  • Ensure there's a good relationship between the team and Product Owner as well as others outside the team
  • Establish an environment where the team can be effective, from stationary to appropriate tooling
  • Being a servant-leader to the team; owning and working with stakeholders across the business to clear impediments, as well as escalating where necessary
  • Time and capacity planning - transparency regarding engineering availability/contention
  • Ensure all digital team collaboration tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence, Gitlab, etc.) are properly set-up and configured to meet the needs of the team and wider reporting
  • Organise and facilitate team meetings i.e. stand ups, retrospectives, reviews, planning and other meetings as required, ensure they are effective, efficient and outcomes are documented and tasks properly assigned
  • To facilitate or participate in a "Scrum of Scrums" and wider project delivery meetings
  • To take a proactive hands-on role when the team runs into difficulties or detailed analysis in driving continuous improvement of efficiency, output, quality and other areas of work
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

  • 25 days holiday plus additional leave for long service
  • Additional Employer pension contribution
  • Healthcare Cash back scheme
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • 40% Zalando discount

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