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Agile Engineering Lead

Delivery Leadership | Saint Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Just as the 1904 World’s Fair brought innovation to St. Louis, 1904labs inspires innovation in new and exciting ways by bridging gaps between the talent community and clients who have cutting edge needs.

We provide our team members with challenging and rewarding work, competitive compensation and the opportunity to openly pursue their own individual startup ideas during the work day. We challenge the conventional norms by encouraging our employees to innovate their own product ideas during collaboration times, separate from our client work.

At 1904labs, we are agile and innovative technologists. Cutting edge technologies don’t scare us, they fuel our fire.

The Role

As the Agile Engineering Leader you will be responsible for maintaining the client relationship as well as providing technical support, agile guidance, and servant leadership to the team.  The Agile Engineering Leader is responsible for facilitating interactions between the team and the client, both running down roadblocks as well as guiding day to day engineering activities.  This ideal candidate is expected to have the attitude and aptitude required to embrace new technologies quickly and use that knowledge to make architectural decisions affecting both new and existing products as they are matured for release into production environments.  

Responsibilities

  • Understanding and Serving the needs of each Client

    • Schedule and attend regular status meeting with Client Project Owner, Product Business Leaders and HCD Lead

    • Report on development team health and project status

    • Work with the Product Owner to support grooming activities

    • Actively seek to understand the client's needs (empathy) such that they trust in your understanding of their problems so that we can help solve their problems rather than inadvertently adding to them

  • Understanding and Serving the needs of each Team

    • Responsible for navigating all phases of the team's cycle (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing)

    • Facilitate the team's understanding and adoption of 1904labs best practices including HCD infused Agile

    • Supporting team activities within the current sprint

    • Pairing with team members when invited

    • Working on backlog items for future sprints but not current sprint

Requirements

  • Bachelors in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Experience working with software development or data solutions

  • Working knowledge of Agile in a team based environment (certified Scrum Master a plus)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and prepared to exhibit servant leadership everyday

Perks

  • Standard Benefits Program (medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), professional development and education assistance, PTO).

  • Innovation Time  - we allow 10% of your time to be devoted to innovation hours.  This time can be used to foster individual ideas, personal projects, start up ideas, improve an open source tool or for career advancement and self-education.  All during traditional working hours.

  • Dress Code - we don't have one.

 

This role is located in St. Louis, MO.  While we would prefer local candidates your current location is not the most important factor; please help us understand why you would like to call St. Louis home if you would be relocating