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Associate Agile Manager

In a Nutshell:

Gaditek is searching for a battle-hardened Associate Agile Manager for one of our core business units. The Agile Manager may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

Once you are here, you will:

Gaditek is searching for a battle-hardened Associate Agile Manager for one of our core business units. The Agile Manager may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

  • Plan, lead, organize, and motivate Agile project teams.
  • Achieve a high level of performance and quality.
  • Deliver agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users.
  • Play a number of different roles at the enterprise and team level.

ENTERPRISE-LEVEL ROLE
At an enterprise level, potential roles include:

  • Leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects. The projects may consist of multiple Agile teams and require integration with other activities outside the scope of the Agile teams.

TEAM-LEVEL ROLE

At a team level, potential roles include:

  • Playing a consultative role to put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools, to improve team efficiency and effectiveness
  • Coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Planning and Management:

  • Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value.
  • Organize and lead project status and working meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute progress reports.
  • Manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

Team Management:

  • Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work.
  • Leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work, and mentoring and developing team members.

Product Owner Support:

  • Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system.

Process Management and Improvement:

  • Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

Team Building:

  • Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team.

What does GADITEK offer you?

GADITEK is a new age technology company that is focused on just one thing: keeping you relevant in the market. We work hard. Harder than most other places of work in the same hours. But we also purposefully find ways to allow our teams to enjoy work together. As a result, we’re among the best companies to work for in Pakistan with a plethora of benefits and an amazing culture.

Working with us, you will never have to worry about being left behind in the market or losing your market value. You will always remain market competitive, work on challenging new projects that require you to put your knowledge and experience to create amazing solutions that you’re proud of and which help us go to new places.

Relevant Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience
  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus.
  • Very effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of business need with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met.

Technical Expertise

  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 1+ years of experience as an Asst.
  • Project Manager managing projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams.
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel.
  • A balanced business/technical background.
  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues.
  • Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value.

Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:

  • Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Assembla. Other tools may include Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools.
  • Familiar with OKR methodology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view.

Remote Work During COVID19 Pandemic

Work from home is mandatory for all Gaditians during the COVID19 pandemic. To enable our teams to work remotely, Gaditek has introduced the following:

  • UPS for Critical Staff
  • Monthly Internet Allowance
  • Internet Device
  • Pausing all pending Loan Installments
  • Additional OPD Benefits for our Office Staff
  • Dedicated hotlines to our support teams

A special fund has been set up to support all Gaditians and their families in case of a worst-case shutter-down scenario in any area that limits access and availability to food and basic amenities. Gaditians are a family and we are committed to moving forward and through this pandemic together as one.

Additionally, our Admin team is on standby at all times to help Gaditians in any way they can. Finally, a detailed WFH policy and guide to enable productive work from home for all teams are available.

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