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Sr Manager Software Engineering
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on January 27, 2022
Job Id #53387 Posted January 18, 2022

Job Description:

  • The Engineering Manager serves as the Agile program leader and will be responsible for leading the Agile transformation and for the successful execution of an Agile team.
  • The Engineering Manager to support a scrum team and the over-all delivery and reporting within their Programs.
  • This position requires individuals who have previously been successful Scrum Masters and/or Agile Coaches on highly distributed teams, have led Agile/Scrum adoption in the past, and have experience in software delivery as well as those who can drive and influence change and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Team make up:

  • 4-5 Full Stack Software Engineers, 1 Scrum Master, and other cross-functional partners

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the delivery and reporting of several Scrum Teams within a Program
  • Establishing program level cadence and driving program level ceremonies (e.g. PSI Planning, release train retrospectives, backlog refinement)
  • Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the Scrum Master at the team level
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Master
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level progress and quality
  • Act as a liaison to assigned program manager and project managers. Take responsibility for managing dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other scrum teams.
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Be a change agent and foster a “learn by doing” environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of IT experience including development
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach
  • 2+ years of leading/managing people
  • 2+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • 2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • Experience with Rally
  • Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Excellent English communication skills in written and spoken form
  • Solid interpersonal skills, passion around facilitation, empowerment, and servant leadership
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices

Interview Process (1 Week Total):

  • Round 1: MS Teams Video Call (behavioral interview)
  • Round 2: MS Teams Video Call (technical & coding interview)
  • Round 3: MS Teams Video Call or On Site (technical, culture fit, potential coding interview)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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