CA Technologies Director, Agile Program Mgmt in Colorado, United States

Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.

Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.

Marc Andreesen quipped in 2011, “Software is eating the world,” and Agile management is at the center of the feeding frenzy, spreading far beyond its origins in software development to the auto industry, routers, chip manufacturing, groceries, and retail.

At CA Technologies’ R&D Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado we build products like CA Agile Central, formerly known as Rally, that enable companies to morph from slow-moving bureaucracies into places where trust, innovation, and rapid response to changing customer demands are the norm.

We think that radically transforming the way software is built and delivered is pretty exciting stuff, and we are looking for a Director of Agile Program Management who wants to join the fun.

At its core, the /Director, Agile Program Management/ is a servant leader who facilitates and supports our organization in delivering high-value solutions to our customers. This role owns the operational effectiveness of the Agile Central Release Train. This is an exciting time for Agile Central as we are continuing our own Agile evolution. We are moving “beyond SAFe” to a model of “continuous everything.” We are looking for a Director of Agile Program Management to lead our Scrum Master organization in helping us to refine, define and implement the ceremonies and cadence required to make us as successful as possible. You will be an integral member of our R&D Leadership team, and you will own and remove blockers for the Agile Central R&D Organization to ensure the team is able to meet commitments.

  • Key Responsibilities*

  • /Manage the Scrum Master Organization/*

  • Manage a team of Scrum Masters across our Boulder, Denver and Raleigh locations

  • Lead the team in evaluation and refinement of our existing Agile practices and ceremonies

  • Foster a growth mind-set

o Support employees in setting and attaining professional and development goals.

o Coach and mentor employees on career and personal development, team collaboration and Agile practices.

o Support continuous learning.

  • Act as mentor and coach to develop a world class Scrum Master organization

  • Attract, recruit, retain, and develop top talent

  • Handle escalations that cannot be resolved independently by direct reports, and may similarly escalate to more senior management as appropriate.

  • /Lead the Organization/*

  • Identify goals and tracking metrics to ensure objectives are met and recommend process improvements

  • Provide tracking and visibility for all Agile Central Programs

  • Support organizational capacity planning

  • Drive continuous improvement and accountability across the Agile Central release train.

  • Communicate Agile Central vision and goals across the organization.

  • Balance available resources to support the objectives of multiple teams.

  • May represent CA in industry groups and events to create internal and external awareness of functional solutions.

  • Collaborate across other organizations within CA as appropriate.

  • /Enable Agility/*

  • May additionally be required to perform the responsibilities of an Agile Program Manager.

  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto in all interactions and equip the team to do the same.

  • Enable self-directed work teams and Agile practices that establish an environment conducive to a high level of employee engagement and performance.

  • Foster and enable innovation:

o Champion diversity of thought.

o Empower teams and individuals to take calculated risks.

o Create the time, space, and collaborative environment necessary for ideas to be shared and to grow.

o Enable teams to fail fast through experimentation, and to learn from and share both their successes and failures.

  • Act in Liaison capacity across products and product lines, sales, marketing, education, etc.

  • Apply a comprehensive knowledge and ingenuity in Agile techniques and Agile program management to handle complex assignments.

  • Be available to provide Agile Program Management advice/assistance to Agile teams as needed.

  • Skills & Competencies*

  • Bachelor's degree or global equivalent in a related field.

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in software development, related field with 2 or more years' experience as a team lead, Scrum Master or manager within an Agile organization.

  • Strong ability to motivate others.

  • Demonstrate a growth mind-set, seeks feedback often.

  • Good coaching and mentoring skills.

  • Ability to easily build new relationships.

  • Ability to work without direction.

  • Comfortable with constructive conflict.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate and motivate teams toward a common goal.

  • Active listening and respect for other's opinions and ideas; invites dissent.

  • A servant leader with a demonstrated ability to support self-organizing teams.

  • Willingness to take calculated risks.

  • Ability to make decisions under pressure, and to own the outcome.

  • Proficient in Agile methodologies and Agile best practices.

  • Certifications*

SAFe Agilist (SA) is desired.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) is desired.

  • More About Working at CA:*

CA has earned scores of Workplace Excellence awards in the last few years – and there’s a reason for that. Here you’ll have the opportunity to eliminate barriers for our customers and earn a competitive compensation and total rewards package – all while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by collaborating with a diverse team of global innovators. In short, CA’s fun, diverse, and fast-paced culture has put us on the map as one of the best employers in Information Technology.

We offer competitive salary, company-sponsored premium Medical/Prescription & Dental Plans, company-paid Holidays, Vacation, Anniversary Service and Sick Days, 401(k) Plan, Education/Training Reimbursement, Charitable Gift Program, Adoption Assistance Program.

Learn more about CA Technologies and this opportunity now at http://ca.com/careers

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