Agile Technical Mentor / Coach
World Wide Technology has an opportunity for a senior developer to fill the role of Technical Mentor. The primary purpose of this role is to mentor developers in software craftsmanship and agile practices by working onsite as a member of a team filling the role of an experienced agile developer. The candidate must have experience with hands-on development including test driven development, pair programming and automated testing best practices. A successful candidate will be able to quickly gain trusted advisor status with the client.
Work within a delivery team to provide mentoring of agile technical practices
Guide and teach others using pair programming for:
Test driven development
Behavior driven development
Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
Demonstrate the role of the developer in creating properly-sized user stories
Teach architectural principles through the process of emergent design
Participate in team ceremonies as both a team member and mentor
Demonstrate good techniques for daily challenges
Provide observations and suggestions for improvement
Work with other team mentors and coaches to collaborate on maturing the team and organization agile practices
Assess and report outcomes to customers and management team.
Reports will demonstrate progress and receive feedback on future strategies
Up to 75% travel to support clients across North America.
The following knowledge skills and attributes are required:
Strong experience in agile principles and technical best practices
Strong automated testing skills
Experience with the automated build process, unit testing and source code analysis tools
Working knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Development
Ability to assess and coach team to optimal agility
Dynamic personality and excellent soft skills
Team oriented and possess strong interpersonal communication skills
Comfortable working in a variety of social and business environments and multiple technology stacks
The following knowledge skills and attributes are preferred:
BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Skilled in multiple programming languages
Practical application of agile methodologies including Lean, Scrum, XP, and/or SAFe
Experience with multiple platform environments, including UNIX/Linux and Windows Server (any version)
Experience in building highly scalable, cloud-native, microservices-based applications using technologies like AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, Node.js, SQL, and NoSQL.
Experience with 12-factor application development using either functional or object-oriented methodologies
Industry Certifications from AWS, Azure, and Google
Possesses a high level of Acts ethically and is above reproach. Builds trust through their honesty, reliability, and authenticity. Possesses a strong concern for the needs of his/her colleagues. Takes tough principled stands even if they are unpopular. Meets commitments and keeps promises.
Demonstrates Self-control. Manages his/her impulsive feelings and distressing emotions and operates without any personal agenda. Stays composed, positive and unflappable even in trying moments. Thinks clearly and stays composed and focused under pressure.
Smoothly handles multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Is able to work collaboratively to get things done. Proactively seeks the advice and suggestions of peers, subordinates, and superiors. Adapts strategies and tactics to fit fluid circumstances. Is flexible in how he/she sees events.
Demonstrates a positive mental attitude. Persists in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks. Operates from a hope of success rather than a fear of failure. Sees setbacks as due to manageable circumstances rather than a personal flaw.
Continuously Develops Others. Committed to the continuous process of education and development of self and colleagues. Acknowledges people's strengths and accomplishments. Offers useful feedback and helps to identify others' needs for future growth and improvement. Mentors and gives timely coaching that fosters an individual's skills.
Able to Intuitively Understand the way people think and work. Understands the forces that shape views and actions of clients, customers, or competitors. Accurately reads an organizational and external reality.
Models Leadership Articulates and arouses enthusiasm for a shared vision and mission. Leads by example.
Is a catalyst for the need for change and removes barriers. Challenges the status quo to acknowledge the need for change. Champions the change and enlists others in its pursuit.