Nationwide Job Openings – Consultant

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Job Description:

As an Agile Leader, you’ll facilitate a robust, self-organized agile technology team responsible for building and/or enhancing software with high quality. You’ll collaborate with partners to deliver objectives, using appropriate software delivery practices (e.g., scrum, iterative, Lean) to continuously improve software delivery efficiency, and quality. You will play a key role in guiding delivery from story card creation to implementation and participate in user communities to learn and implement optimal practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides a technical voice on the team to challenge decisions such as design approach, estimates, etc.
  • Improves team delivery capabilities continuously by adopting Nationwide Agile Practices, collaborating and coaching.
  • Monitors team metrics, such as time to market (speed), quality and productivity and progress using historical data, observations and experiences to achieve team goals and commitments; leads the team to deliver high-quality solutions.
  • Removes impediments to the team’s progress; communicates obstacles requiring outside resolution to the partners.
  • Collaborates with partners to prioritize the backlog to maximize value and create clarity on the team activities.
  • Collaborates with the agile technology team to provide guidance to the team in the areas of analysis, design, development and testing, and ensures that standard methodologies are used.
  • Identifies risks and issues that might have an impact on delivery and facilitates a mitigation strategy for risks.
  • Guides and enables automation, software engineering practices, such as DevSecOps, to improve quality, productivity, efficiency and consistency of processes and product
  • Facilitates team cadence (e.g., retrospective, daily standups and show-and-tell meetings) to encourage collaboration, communication and feedback within the team; promotes a learning culture and challenges the team to be innovative.

Job Requirements:

  • Six years of experience in programming and systems analysis.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.
  • Ability to champion agile delivery over fixed practices, flexibility over rigidity, coaching, empowerment and influence over dictation and automation over manual processes.
  • Confirmed knowledge in software development.
  • Proven software engineering expertise using Lean, agile and DevSecOps principles.
  • Thorough understanding of agile technology frameworks and software engineering practices.
  • Consistent record of optimally leading, empowering and building engaged teams.
  • Experience developing and maintaining strong business partnerships.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and decision making skills.
  • Insurance/financial services industry knowledge a plus.

Job Details:

Company: Nationwide

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Columbus, OH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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