Head of Delivery

Concord, MA

Head of Delivery

We are looking for a Head of Delivery to drive delivery of our entire product line.  A main objective of this position is to establish a culture of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) at aPriori.

  • Work to refine the CI/CD coding philosophy within the Dev organization
  • Continue to refine practices that drive CI/CD
  • Help to automate the delivery of applications to various infrastructure environments
  • Establish continuous testing

Specific Responsibilities

  • Direct a team to manage delivery of multiple products across Scrum teams spanning multiple locations. Products include Cloud and on-prem, high security (GovCloud) and internationalized/localized offerings.
  • Assess our process for feature design – timing, refining, scoping, testing – and anticipating upcoming sprints – and recommend process improvements
    • When new work is introduced, or requirements change – assess the impact, prioritize and adjust accordingly
  • Analyze our use of Scrum data, metrics for evaluating and planning
    • Pointing stories
    • Estimating velocity
    • Refining and prioritizing the backlog to enable look-ahead
    • Account for QA effort
    • Load balancing the team
  • Drive consistent, effective use of roadmap tools to create a coherent end to end plan from high level roadmap to Jira epics, stories and tasks
  • Ensure that robust, engineering oversight is provided for all significant engineering work
  • Work with Engineering to optimize code reuse, synchronizing product releases as appropriate
  • Ensure product requirements, tech design docs, test plans and all other project artifacts are created with high quality and rigor
  • Remove impediments, facilitate communication across the organization as required
  • Identify and mitigate risk
  • Manage client expectations and deliverables
  • Work with release engineers to ensure proper artifacts are shipped in the field and are available for customers to consume

 

Required:

  • 8+ years experience delivering software releases, including tracking important metrics and communicating status to upper management
  • 5+ years experience with Agile software delivery
  • Demonstrated project management skills.  PMI certification is a plus.
  • Experience with both on-premise and Cloud environments
  • Experience working in environments that require compliance with standards (e.g., SOC 2, ISO, etc.)
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team
  • BS in Computer Science or other technical discipline preferred

 

aPriori has a highly collaborative/cross-functional culture and approach to developing products.  Therefore, in addition to the technical requirements, we are looking for an individual with good communication skills (both verbal and written) who can collaborate effectively with product development and product management.

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