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Sr Agile Delivery Lead

Date:  Sep 10, 2021
Job ID:  1799

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's IT Application Solutions team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Agile Delivery Lead position!

Job Description

  • Leads application development teams leveraging agile best practices and frameworks.
  • Facilitates agile daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Coordinates the work of aligned scrum team(s) enabling successful team-based outcomes.
  • Partners with aligned product owner(s) and business stakeholders to maintain a high quality product backlog with the appropriate depth of features and stories.
  • Becomes trusted long term leader learning the business, technology and processes of the aligned application area while advancing agile delivery practices.
  • Proactively engages with scrum team members, architects, managers, and support teams to remove technical, process and business impediments, support successful completion of goals, and continuously improve delivery processes and team’s capabilities.
  • Adept at enabling collaboration, managing conflict resolution, coaching others, and being a servant leader within the IT organization.
  • Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leverages PSE agile and scrum best practices that enable aligned scrum team(s) deliver high quality application software.
  • Leads daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, collaboration sessions, demos and decision-making sessions for one or more teams.
  • Facilitates creation and implementation of complex technical solutions with team and support organizations.
  • Helps teams and individuals to clarify goals and actions to achieve them while minimizing distractions and removing impediments.
  • Guides team through delivery estimation and commitment sessions that allow for teams to meet or exceed expectations.
  • Coaches business and IT team members on agile best practices.
  • Enables collaboration by building safe environment within the team which encourages all voices to be heard while facilitating team decision making.
  • Works with IT and business managers to staff the scrum teams with appropriately skilled people to meet delivery expectations.
  • Understands and helps resolve business and technical issues within the team and across the organization.
  • Responsible for conducting retrospective meetings and support team improvement efforts. Follows up to see that improvements are being implemented and measured.
  • Participates with other scrum leads in a “Community of Practice” to advance the use and maturity of Agile at PSE.
  • Participates in Scrum of Scrum meetings to provide detail and transparency to team progress and impediments if applicable.
  • Works closely with product owner(s) and stakeholders to manage backlogs and outcomes.
  • May also be responsible for some project management deliverables depending on aligned team and work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with inherent servant leader characteristics.
  • Five to seven years of working experience with agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coach teams on agile and scrum best practices.
  • Experience with shifting teams to iterative and incremental software development and delivery.
  • Experience working on agile and waterfall initiatives with ability to facilitate delivery that best fits the organizational needs and expectations.
  • Five  to seven years of demonstrated experience leading software development processes and procedures as a technical lead, developer, analyst, scrum lead, or project manager.
  • Knowledge and experience applying engineering best practices such as: Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate accurate estimating and commitment schedules.
  • Ability to use, produce, and communicate standard scrum metrics and project management deliverables with team and stakeholders.
  • Experience with all aspects of agile and scrum process including backlog development, story writing, task development, and release management.
  • Familiar with software engineering practices, Service Oriented environments, Cloud Native Architecture, Big Data and Enterprise Data Warehouse, Digitally Native Architecture  and Serverless Code.
  • Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) / Azure DevOPS Server  or similar tool for work management and reporting.
  • Proven experience in managing expectations on team commmitments for deliverables based on data.
  • Experience in conflict resolution and has conversations which focus on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional Scrum Master Training or Certification
  • Professional Scrum Developer
  • Professional Scrum with Kanban
  • Utilities or regulatory software development experience preferred
  • Application development experience in technologies supported by aligned scrum team (Web, SAP, etc.)
  • ITIL experience

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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