Agile Practitioner

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Interview Process

1. Recruiter interview 2. Take-home project 3. Code review of the take-home project 4. Technical discussions with hiring manager and engineers from the team, values interview.


Hi there!

We're looking for an Agile Practitioner to join our growing Agile team to coach Agile engineering teams in support of organizational programs and projects. Interested in helping build the tool for partners and developers that powers automation for millions of professionals? Then read on…

 

 

About You

  • You are a natural servant leader. You’ve worked within a cross-functional team to gather feedback, identify solutions, and have helped the team rally to address the needs of the team. You take a mentoring approach to help the team, listening and guiding them through continual improvement. 
  • You’re outcome focused. You have helped a team identify its goals and the methods needed to achieve them, and have helped them identify how they are progressing toward those goals. You have some experience in tracking and taking action on agile metrics.  
  • You have some agile experience or education. You’ve helped one or more teams figure out how to apply agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban to deliver against a common goal or have attended some agile training workshops and are eager to make use of the knowledge gained from them.
  • You’re willing to dig in. You relish helping teams succeed and work toward understanding the business objectives they are trying to solve, the skills and tools of the team, and the gaps that need to be addressed. You are able to articulate plans, progress, risks, and challenges in both a written and verbal manner to stakeholders of varying technical ability.  

Things You’ll Likely Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects and programs across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Through coaching and hands-on work, you will help one or more teams prioritize their work and improve their agile practices to foster empowered teams that can solve complex problems. 
  • You will partner with stakeholders and managers to plan and support the delivery of team objectives.
  • Understand and help communicate the zone strategies and company initiatives, any changes to it, to all members within the team, highlighting how it fits into the company strategy.
  • Help the team(s) identify, communicate, and address challenges, blockers, cross-team dependencies, progress, and changes with all stakeholders.
  • Support agile processes across one or more teams by building team trust, establishing agile ceremonies, with a focus on continuous improvement. Reference and iteratively support the Agile Practitioner best practices documentation. 
  • Facilitate team agile events, ensuring the team is included and event outcomes are met. Iterate on the events as needed to ensure value is brought to all attendees.
  • Identify underlying practices or anti-practices that are causing friction within your team(s) using metrics, assessments, retros, interviews, etc. Work with the team leads to resolve, ensuring the team is healthy and driving towards high performance.
  • Collaborate with Zone Agilists & Team Leads to share learnings, process recommendations, and support reporting progress against zone goals, strategies, and company initiatives, via Monthly and Quarterly Business Reviews and other reporting mechanisms.
  • With your team of Agile Practitioners, act as the Jira administrator for the organization by supporting the inquiry queue.
  • Collaborate with other agile practitioners to share learnings, establish best practices, and recognize org-wide challenges to partner on solving.

Location: North America

The Whole Package

Our flexible, distributed environment lets us work with the best people from around the world. Zapiens live in 40+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more!

Zapier offers:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing program
  • Equity for All: Stock options (or equivalent) for every Zapien
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • $2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice
  • Two annual all-company retreats
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Customized Zapiversary reward on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries
  • Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
  • Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.
  • Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network

*While we take care of Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare and retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United States.

How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We first ask a few questions in our application form that would typically be asked at the start of an initial interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us. 

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people, and do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, age, or any other status protected by local law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

Zapier is is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier will ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact jobs@zapier.com.

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