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Extreme Programming (XP) Agile Coach

Company: The Hartford
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place. The Hartford is seeking a highly motivated Extreme Programming (XP) Agile Coach. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, proficiency in coaching cross-functional teams of developers, analysts, and quality engineers on technical agility, extreme programming, and DevOps, and is experienced in delivering outcomes without authority. Strong candidates will leverage their hands-on experience with an influencer skillset to help bring teams to the next level of agility, by assessing and improving team behaviors, development practices, system architecture, and integration/deployment pipelines. Responsibilities of the position include: --- Provide technical leadership, enforcing the vision of the application architecture and integrity of the application environment in alliance with architects and other tech leads --- Facilitate the regular use of pair-programming; oversees code reviews and sets standards for development practices --- Coach improvements in testing practices, including unit, integration, E2E, and test-first development; facilitates the understanding of the testing pyramid and guides teams on shifting a flipped testing pyramid --- Coach the development and usage of CI/CD pipelines - sometimes through hands-on pair or mob programming sessions, including the design and architecting of systems to best utilize DevOps practices and tools for frequent delivery of valuable software to end-users --- Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs and systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization. --- Mentor, coach and train team members and peers, both internal and vendor partners, to document and follow agile development guidelines and best practices --- Coach development teams, BA's, App managers, QA test leads and architects on agile values and principles within the Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe frameworks --- Understand and facilitate implementation of the overall technical vision for projects, programs, or systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization. Qualifications --- 5+ years of hands-on experience using and coaching Extreme Programming practices, such as Test First, Continuous Integration, Incremental Design, Pair Programming, refactoring, and applying the strangler pattern with legacy monolithic applications --- 5+ years of experience developing web based Java/J2EE or .Net applications. --- Experience developing GOSU on Guidewire Claims Center and/or Policy Center in a continuous integration/continuous delivery environment preferred --- Advanced knowledge of the software development lifecycle and of several software development methodologies. Experience with coaching Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Software Development and other agile methodologies --- Senior-level skills in systems architecture, design, development, and programming in object-oriented and relational databases and client server platforms --- Bachelor's degree in computer Science or related field, Master's degree preferred CompensationThe listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is: BenefitsOur company's success is due to our employees' dedication and passion for their work. They are our greatest asset. That's why we are committed to offering employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package and award-winning well-being programs. By helping our employees achieve their full potential, we unlock our own. Visit for details.Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/AgeAgile Coach - BA07AE--- Skills:

Keywords: The Hartford, Hartford , Extreme Programming (XP) Agile Coach, IT / Software / Systems , Hartford, Connecticut

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