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Assistant Vice President, Agile Development

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Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: StarHub Green

Company: StarHub Ltd

Job Purpose

You will help StarHub grow a healthy, collaborative, continuously improving engineering and product culture. As customer lives move towards becoming more ‘Digital’ the person occupying this role will lead this transition and play a key role in driving product factory and efficiency in delivery. The role purpose is the spark for driving better outcomes in our teams and products, using deep knowledge of software delivery practices to increase the entire agile delivery team's impact to business. You will also manage capex spend, related to delivery resources and achieve efficiency in delivery and timelines. You will provide leadership as well as strategic, visionary and inspirational support to the agile teams and cross functional teams in delivery of initiatives and projects.

Responsibilites

 

A. Own the AGILE Development Factory
 Continuously shape the agile delivery function strategy in concert with the needs of Starhub product delivery teams
 * Lead the agile delivery teams in self-managing their work and coach them towards self-sufficiency
 * Focus the teams on delivering customer value, incorporating feedback, and continuously improving through experimentation
 * Educate all in Starhub on agile and lean concepts, principles, and practices
 * Challenge established thinking to apply concepts and principles to situations and decisions to the benefit of users
 * Ensure alignment from Strategic themes down to team delivery
 * Facilitate prioritization of Product Strategy investments with company leaders.
 * Provide input to development and refinement of enterprise agile processes.
 * Advocate for and improve modern agile / lean software development and organizational practices across Starhub
 * Facilitates resolution of enterprise execution dependencies. Anticipate risks and dependencies and manage them proactively
 * Maintains industry knowledge, staying abreast of industry trends and latest training topics.
 * Facilitates Portfolio and Portfolio-related meetings and rituals.
 * Continuous learning and refining Agile practices in order to gain team efficiencies.
 * Champion the drive to remove impediments (e.g., cultural barriers, logistical challenges). Create effective cross-functional collaboration within the agile teams and the organization at all levels from individual team to organisation level.

B. Financial Management

 * Plan and manage the resources and budgets to meet efficiency targets for the AGILE Factory
 * Identify opportunities for efficiency in CAPEX related to multiple AGILE Teams
 * Lead and define team set up based on AGILE approaches, example SCRUM, DEVOPS
 * Deliver quantifiable improvements in ROI and cost per resource across all teams
 * Define the strategy for efficiency in automation of development and testing
 * Lead and drive test automation tools and best practices
 * Co-facilitate all Agile ceremonies (daily standups, sprint review, planning meetings, and team retrospectives) in a way that ensures full team engagement.
 * Foster self-organization and growth within the team. Foster close cooperation across all team members, encourage cross-training and supporting each other.

C. People and Scrum management

 * Recruit, hire, and connect the team with the broader agile community
 * Lead and inspire a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and passions
 * Manage multiple scrum teams and scrum leaders across agile teams
 * Partners with Product Planning/Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Product/Business owners to manage the Enterprise Portfolio.
 * Supports the process for planning for the 6-quarter product strategy roadmap.
 * Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution within the Portfolio team and stakeholders.
 * Provide input to delivery goals and objectives on a quarterly basis to the AGILE Streams; measure, communicate and manage to those goals throughout the quarter.

D. Vendor Management
 * Work with multiple vendors for resource on-boarding, delivery management, support staff readiness to have an always on culture
 * Manage strategic relationships with vendors and inculcate best practices sharing
 * Drive down costs and improve efficiency in resources allocation and create opportunities for vendor alignment
 * Vendor contract management and SLAs for resources

Requirements

 * Degree in business management, IT software or related field with at least 10 years of related experience delivering complex IT projects
 * Experience in working with Agile practices, leading agile projects as project delivery management
 * Good understanding of working with Agile practices, leading agile projects as an Agile Coach, Product Owner, and/or Scrum Master
 * Confident and skilled at navigating the team through road-blocks to complete sprints on time
 * Experience managing projects using agile and waterfall methodologies
 * Knowledge of best-in-class agile execution practices
 * Deep understanding of agile and lean principles.
 * Strong analytical and communication skills.
 * Resilient and is adaptable in a dynamic environment

 

*We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.