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Agile Software Developer (part time)

What you will enjoy:
  • Opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues in a fun, creative environment
  • Progressive career journey and opportunity for growth
  • Continuous development through training and mentorship
  • Exposure to modern technologies across various industries in an agile environment
  • We’re 100% remote, but with Zoom it doesn’t feel that way
  • Competitive pay
  • Robust benefits package, matching retirement plan, and substantial PTO
A Day in the Life:
The Agile Developer will build scalable, predictable, clean and high-performing software.
  • Build new .Net systems using C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc… basically modern SPA solutions
  • Develop new functionality on existing software products
  • Design, code, and test business systems to address client needs
  • Responsible for delivering high-quality solutions in bite-sized increments of fully releasable value
  • Creating automated unit tests, integration tests, or front-end tests
What it takes:
  • Persistence
  • The ability to google your way through just about anything
  • Owning when wrong
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Strong self-starter
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding the bigger picture
  • Ability to make intelligent tradeoffs
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Consultative approach to successfully interact with clients
  • Flexibility to adapt
  • Hunger for continuous learning and professional development
  • Problem solving skills to tackle business challenges
  • Intellectual curiosity to provide creative solutions
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Ideal candidates should have:
  • At least two years of experience working with C#, web technologies, and MS Sql Server
  • Experience writing unit tests
  • experience with .NET
  • an understanding of continuous delivery and continuous integration
  • Experience working with a team of developers
  • Scrum experience

Senior Agile Advisor

Responsive Advisors is looking to add brilliant management consultants to the team. We’re building our capabilities with exceptional individuals who share our passion for improving organizations in many industries.

We seek talented professionals who can advise clients on unlocking and enabling business agility. We don’t just see “business agility” as the buzz word of the decade.  We see nimble, flexible and agile organizations responding quickly to uncertainty and change and dominating their markets. We practice what we preach, so we’re looking for knowledgeable, client-focused and responsive advisors to join Responsive Advisors.

Our ideal candidate must be flexible enough to work in a team environment to execute strategic agile transformations and work independently when necessary. The ability to quickly fit into any environment and earn a client’s respect is crucial. Our clients range from traditional to Silicon Valley startup and everything in-between.

We value hungry, humble, and smart people with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and challenge. You’ll need to take a leadership role when the situation calls for it and work equally well on a team. You’ll need exceptional people skills with a strong ability to self-manage because we work from home, from the client, from the airport, and from our main office in Chicago. For us, no day looks like the last. If you’re comfortable being uncomfortable, let’s talk!

Required background

  • Licensed to teach Certified Scrum courses, Professional Scrum courses, or Scaled Agile Framework courses
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum and is up-to-date with recent Scrum Guide changes
  • Strong knowledge of agile software development practices
  • 2 - 4 years coaching agile teams in a variety of settings
  • Comfortable leading and influencing without authority
  • Self-starter, highly motivated to learn
  • Team player, comfortable working with others on a consulting team to deliver
  • Can think big picture and work well with details
  • Public speaking or classroom training experience
  • Can travel, sometimes as much as 100%
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Ideal candidate

  • A polished professional with a bit of a rebellious streak
  • Understands and practices servant leadership
  • 5+ years experience being an agile coach
  • Licensed trainer of any agile framework
  • Experience working on a distributed team
  • Is located in Chicago, IL
  • Software development background, ideally as a developer
  • Experience being a Scrum Master and/or Product Owner
  • Understands modern software craftsmanship techniques that help agile teams
  • Understands agile frameworks other than Scrum
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • A desire to share knowledge and be a thought leader
  • Working knowledge of DevOps concepts
  • Experienced in the business of consulting
  • Strong business knowledge
  • Formal technical and business education (MIS, MBA, etc…)
  • Comfortable playing teacher, mentor, or advisor to clients and not just a coach
  • Holds PSM I, PSM II, PSPO, or other relevant certifications
  • An in-depth understanding of at least one agile scaling framework (SAFe, Nexus, LeSS, etc..)

We offer competitive compensation including a very flexible vacation policy, health, dental, and retirement benefits.