Job opportunity: Agile Portfolio Lead

We have an exciting opportunity for a driven Agile Portfolio Lead to join the NeSI Team. The role involves supporting and enabling team-wide delivery against overall strategic goals while also evolving agile and product practices within NeSI through ongoing agile coaching and product development.

Applications must be submitted online by Monday 07 February 2022 to be considered.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Advocating for agile values and principles which help teams connect with, and understand their relevance to everyday work.

  • Establishing a shared definition of agile practice, benchmarking and measuring the progress of maturity development over time.

  • Leading the adoption of key tools and platforms to support agile ways of working.

  • Supporting the leadership team in developing strategic portfolio plans, including tracking and facilitating delivery across and within teams.

For more information on the role, please view the position description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will be a goal-orientated agile practitioner who will be able to lead and guide the successful adoption and execution of agile practices across the business. 

In addition, you will also have the following:

  • Agile certifications in Coaching, Facilitation, Leadership

  • Demonstrated experience of agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean, Systems Thinking or others

  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and training teams in product and agile methods

  • Extensive prior experience in influencing and managing Agile transitions for complex organisations

  • Capable of working across levels of the organisation from individual team members, to stakeholders and business owners, to C-suite and Board of Directors or equivalent

  • Understand the complexities of working within a matrix managed, distributed and/or virtual organisation

  • Experience of working on complicated or advanced technology based projects.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through: 

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum

  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.

  • 37.5 hours working week

  • Flexible employment practices

  • Additional parental leave payments

  • Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday 7 February 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.