Agile Delivery Lead (m/f/x) - full-time

Munich

About us

Do you love stories? If so, please keep reading, because we certainly do. We believe the ability to tell stories is what makes us human. Joyn is your streaming app with over 50 live TV channels, exclusive previews, originals and collections. We understand Joyn as a partnership – an invitation to content-providers and users alike to make entertainment more meaningful and fun. Our app aggregates global and especially local content in a relevant way for Germany, both live TV and on-demand content. All kinds of stories and more to come, everyday.

We hire the best, because we need people that are as customer-focused as we are. We are looking for champions to help us further connect with our audience. It’s not a small or easy task, but it’s a fun and rewarding one. Do you think you’re up for it? Great. Then send us your application!

About the Job

We are looking for an Agile Delivery Lead responsible for planning, estimating, driving, coordinating and communicating product delivery by managing development of large-scale distributed software applications in cloud environments throughout the software development lifecycle. Our Agile Delivery Leads are typically taking over one or several Value Streams, where each Value Stream is a cross-functional team of engineers, product managers, and UX design specialists organised around a set of business KPIs. Within their Value Streams, Agile Delivery Leads drive product initiatives across several engineering teams, and additionally coordinate bigger product initiatives across Value Streams and with other departments in the business.

What you tell people at parties

"I work with product and engineering teams on shipping features and new products, making sure that we continuously deliver user value in small increments in an environment in which we enjoy coming to work every day"

WHAT YOU DO

  • You work closely together with Product, Tech and Design to help build and drive the product roadmap.
  • You drive the delivery of major features and consumer value by planning, prioritizing and coordinating the delivery and release of complex cross-team engineering initiatives.
  • Predictability & Capacity is one of your primary focal points, you are adept at understanding how multiple teams’ performance affects delivery and you are continuously using that information to help optimise flow.
  • You identify and take care of bottlenecks and impediments that block teams’ progress, and you can turn around impediments quickly and know how to navigate the organisation to do so.
  • You take ownership and drive initiatives end-to-end.
  • You make sure the feature/ delivery/ goal/ sprint goal is on time and is built to an appropriate level of quality.
  • You negotiate scope and manage trade-offs for delivery and cost/benefit process improvement decisions.
  • You ensure technical debt is being managed.
  • You promote and support agile practises within your team and help the team to continuously deliver value and continuously improve.
  • You are data-driven and can easily provide team progress insights for different stakeholder groups.
  • You know the right metrics and KPIs to use in different scenarios to reflect issues that need resolving, and regularly use these metrics to applaud good collaboration and teamwork.
  • You are an active member of the agile community at Joyn and participate in continuous improvement within this discipline across the company.
  • HOW YOU DO IT

  • You are a leader with a strong agile mindset who influences teams across the organisation and goes beyond the standard Agile, Scrum, Kanban, XP, Scrumban textbook examples.
  • You constantly challenge the status quo and look for continuous improvements both in your own approach and in the company as a whole.
  • What works today won’t work tomorrow and we can always do better.
  • In your role, communication and flexibility is key. You can communicate effectively, exchange information within the team and across teams, and help your colleagues ensure we all speak the same language and go out of the room with the same understanding.
  • You focus on value creation together with Tech Leads, Product Managers, Product Directors, Engineering Directors and UX (ensuring they are accountable and challenging them as you are part of the core group of the Value Stream).
  • You bring the right drive and mindset for a learning culture and you have the ability to absorb and apply new knowledge and skills.
  • You take a flexible approach depending on the individual, context and situation to get the best out of people and leave people feeling respected but challenged. 
  • We won’t tell you what the next step is, so you need to be self–motivated, driven to succeed, focused on results and passionate about the job.
  • You enjoy reacting to changing business needs, cultures, conditions and work responsibilities and are up for the challenge of changing the media industry.
  • WHAT WE'RE ASKING

  • Extensive experience as Delivery Lead/ Scrum Master / Agile Delivery Lead in large engineering organisations (>10 teams), experience in shipping consumer products
  • Knowledge about agile project management tools, including practical knowledge of Jira
  • Proven background in software and technology, ideally first-hand software engineering experience
  • Real-world experience (battle scars) with large-scale agile ways of working including knowledge of scaled agile frameworks like SAFe, Nexus, LeSS, DAD, etc.
  • A sense for team dynamics and dysfunctions within teams
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • University degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, as it is our company language in a diverse environment (we employ people from ~35 different nations)