Agile Delivery Manager

Job description

Secure communication is like a basic need, that’s why anyone can use ZIVVER for free. We make it as easy as possible to send and receive secure messages on the ZIVVER platform, that’s why you do not need to create an account to read messages you received. Our guiding philosophy is that usability is a key component of security - and from this many interesting challenges arise.


As an Agile Delivery Manager at ZIVVER, you will ensure that work gets delivered using Agile methodologies and nurture a culture of continuous improvement. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of quality work for 3 development teams by working closely with Product Owners and the Engineering Team. You should bring a passion for coaching, collaboration, and team building to optimize the process and product delivery. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly to changes and in parallel, is patient and supportive when asking for change.


You’ll be working in a dynamic, international agile team. ZIVVER is scaling up fast, so your developing skills will not only be pointing towards our processes but also towards your colleagues.


Hot take

  • You are so organized that you use rulers to align stickies
  • Looking back at what your team delivered in the past 6 months makes fills your eyes with tears of joy
  • #raisethebar should be your mantra

A day at HQ

We are living during a pandemic, so there’s no such thing as a day at HQ :) We fully support a work-from-home situation (read as monitors, headphones, webcam, docks, and whatever else you might need). In normal times though...

It’s Friday 9.00 am when you storm into the office. You’re all about action today, but before anything happens: coffee! You update your action list and head straight to the End-User daily standup. People are not in the mood to talk today, as it’s the final day of the sprint and everyone wants to get things done. So after this very brief update, you join the other two standups.

During one of the standups a big blocker came up, so you swiftly involve and talk to Enrico, Siert and Robin. By lunch time it’s all solved, and you can finally go and enjoy a broodje at our in-house Humming Bar.

After returning from lunch you can finally catch up with the bug board and see that everything is on track and just one new bug requires triaging. You quickly discuss it with the team that is most knowledgeable about it, and report back the severity and estimate to Oussama. Luckily it’s all smooth sailing from there. Later, at the Retro you raise the issue you ran into. There are no expectations or boundaries on what can be suggested to improve so you can be truly open and honest.

By now it’s 16.30 and you’re off to the weekly Beer & Demo session, where every week a different colleague shares what cool stuff they’ve been working on. It’s a great way to close off the work week, keep up with developments in this fast-moving scale up and share a drink at the same time.


Responsibilities

  • Lead on Agile and Lean techniques and tools, helping with healthy growth and feedback loop of the teams
  • Communicate effectively across organizational and technical boundaries
  • Make sure the teams collaborate, communicate and focus on what is most important
  • Contribute to, plan or run the different phases of product delivery and lifecycle
  • Solve issues and unblock problems to maintain the delivery momentum, and ensure teams are working towards commitments, set a good and sustainable delivery pace
  • Be a link between Engineering and Product, overlapping and helping in planning, forecasting, estimating, managing uncertainty, roadmapping

Benefits

  • An exciting, fast-growing, energetic environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • A pension plan
  • Free lunch
  • Great office and awesome people with different nationalities
  • At least €1.000,- per year on personal development budget

Requirements

Skills / Experience

  • 4+ years of experience in Agile using Kanban, Scrum, or ScrumBan
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience coaching Agile teams to deliver value faster
  • Experience in project management, release management and/or engineering management working on software engineering projects.
  • Experience with application lifecycle management in a fast-paced software environment
  • Experience with establishing product management/software release cycles
  • Proven track record for successful delivery of projects and working cross-functionally with business and IT.
  • History of balancing cross functional relationships with engineering teams
  • Nice to have: experience as an individual contributor role on a software development team


Personality / Attitude

  • You speak up from a position of knowledge
  • You like to help your colleagues develop to the next level
  • Speed and quality are what you’re about. You know your craft and you #get-it-done
  • Organized and structured is your approach to life and delivery
  • Straight forward, direct, but respectful with a big smile