Delivery Lead I, Agile Delivery (2 positions open)

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 30, 2022
Closes
Jan 21, 2023
Ref
4006
Function
Other
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Information Technology Services is responsible for AARP enterprise-wide technology and information security functions. Services range from infrastructure design and operations, system and software lifecycle implementations, enabling the mobile workforce and protecting AARP network, systems and data. A variety of technologies and practices are used including cloud computing, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning within highly collaborative Agile teams.

The Delivery Lead I, Agile Delivery is an emerging delivery resource on a platform/capability/practice team. This position operationalizes the team's strategy in conjunction with other team members and will be expected to deliver incremental business value in an agile environment. The Delivery Lead I, Agile Delivery must be an agile learner and self-starter who is able to facilitate activities with an understanding of multiple delivery methodologies, write technical documentation as needed, and identify continuous improvement opportunities for the team.

Responsibilities

  • Develops an understanding of Rapid Delivery (Agile or other) principles and tools like Jira and applies to team practices and work products, including epics and user stories.
  • Learns facilitation techniques and tools, such as Mural, to drive the creation of consistent, value-driven user stories and the implementation of high-quality solutions.
  • Facilitates the creation and maintenance of team agreements that guide the team on how they interact, including communication, managing the backlog and Jira board, team ceremonies and continuous improvement.
  • Conducts team ceremonies, such as a daily stand up, backlog refinement, and team retrospective with feedback and support from seasoned team members.
  • Reviews operational data and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement of existing processes.
  • Assists in managing the team's financial budget, software licensing for applicable tools, and third-party relationships.
  • Assists in developing statements of work (SOWs) for any third-party vendors or contractors that adheres to procurement standards and specifically includes operational requirements and outcome-based deliverables.
  • Participates with other Delivery Leads through a Community of Interest to increase the effectiveness of agile delivery within the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Certified Scrum Master preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and use data to make decisions.

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships.
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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