Dell Sr Advisor, Tech Program Manager in Shanghai, China

GENERAL SUMMARY

Join Dell EMC Engineering organization and be a core RTE(Release Train Engineer) on a growing middle range Engineering team. As a core team leader, this exciting role of RTE drives processes and executions, escalates impediments, manages risk, and promotes continuous improvement throughout the whole organization. A solid understanding of applied agile methodologies at scale is essential in understanding the unique opportunities and challenges associated with organizing, facilitating and continuously aligning a large software program with the guiding business strategy.

This individual should be focused and accountable with a desire for a challenging and rewarding growth opportunity.

We are looking for talented, highly motivated, servant-leaders interested in joining Unity Engineering team to build, grow and transform the most innovative mid-range storage industry.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Become an integrated member of the team focused on delivering incremental customer value via a release train model.

  • Drive train-level continuous improvement via Inspect & Adapt workshops and constant demonstration of a Kaizen mindset.

  • Work with Product Manager and Product Owner to align business strategy and PSI execution.

  • Facilitate release planning ceremonies and ensures adherence to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe, see www.scaledagileframework.com ) methodology.

  • Provide daily leadership and coaching to scrum masters, team members, in the successful adoption and application of scaled agile practices.

  • Drive the Product Owners, Product Managers, Scrum teams to facilitate release planning preparedness (definition, grooming, scoping) to ensure that each release train has an actionable, prioritized backlog.

  • Ensure that the Program has high visibility and understanding of the critical data for the release train – dependencies, issues and risks, Inspect & Adapt plans, train-level metrics, etc. and communicates appropriately.

  • Define and publish the team’s PSI (Potentially Shippable Increment) objectives.

  • Lead Scrum of Scrums meetings.

  • Facilitate team collaboration with Technical Lead and System Architect to ensure high quality technical delivery.

  • Encourage scrum team and train-level quality practices by adhering to SAFe’s - Agile Software Engineering Practices for Achieving High Quality Code – including Agile architecture, continuous integration, acceptance test driven development (ATDD), and collective ownership.

  • Actively participate in Portfolio and Program Management process improvement and standardization activities.

  • Act as a role model and change agent from traditional project manager/program manager to Agile servant-leader.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Interpersonal skills to help grow the team and work across teams not just technically, but on soft skills and through conflicts to meet business objectives

  • Proven tracking of records to deliver complex software features iteratively and reliably.

  • Strong understanding of SAFe or iterative development processes, including quality and testing best practices

  • Possess a high degree of technical savvy, with a keen ability to learn new technology quickly and easily, storage related preferred

  • Desire to work collaboratively with Agile teams and their stakeholders

  • Strong servant-leadership skills

  • Program/Project Management experience

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including understanding of technical writing requirements

  • Experience interfacing with senior leadership

  • Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Continuously influence and drive team’s continuous improvement of quality and efficiency through technical growth, process, and tools.

  • Background in IT, storage, or data management. Storage and Distributed Systems is a plus.

  • Mentor and coach skills are big plus

Education Required:

  • Master degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • PMP Certified.

  • Scrum Master Certification required; Scrum Professional Certification preferred

  • SAFe Certification a plus Experience Required

Experience Required:

  • 3 years of Scrum Master experience,

  • 7+ years relevant Program/Project Management experience

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