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Agile Practitioner
Plymouth, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 25, 2022
Job Id #52890 Posted December 21, 2021

The RTE is assigned to: Projects impacting multiple applications teams, blue chip projects, and high visibility projects The RTE will focus on:

  • delivery of assigned projects
  • manages risks and escalates impediments
  • coordinates and manage milestone dates across all impacted application teams
  • report aggregate status
  • escalate project issues/risks
  • aid application team in removing blockers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Execution lead closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train
  • Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)
  • Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to scrum teams and Scrum Masters
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration 6. Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams
  • Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups - act in a single voice
  • Actively contribute to the companys Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums
  • 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

Qualifications: 4+ years of IT experience

  • 1+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Product Owner or Agile Coach
  • 1+ years Project Management experience
  • 1+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple scrum team projects
  • 1+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • Experience with Agile Management tools (e.g. Rally, JIRA, VersionOne)
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • Understanding of fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Excellent English communication skills in written and spoken form
  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field or equivalent experience

Ideal Background:

  • Experience with Healthcare and Project Management. We want to make sure this candidate has actual experience with cross application project management alongside the RTE skills.


  • We need a resource that is willing to get into the details of the projects, actively drive delivery and understand and figure out how to address roadblocks.
  • They need to be comfortable with managing large and complex initiatives.

Top Requirements:

  • 1-Experience working on large scale, multiple scrum team projects - the posting say 1+ years, I would like at least 3 years of experience with cross application project management
  • 2-Experience as a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer- At least 3 years
  • 3-Excellent English communication skills in written and spoken form

Team and Team size:

  • This candidate will be part of an RTE team of 12 team members supporting 30+ scrum teams.

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.

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