Director - Tech Hub Functional Delivery

Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 0C1

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.

 

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Who we are 

We are Rogers Tech Hub, Tech Hub is more than a new organization.  

 

Tech Hub is a re-imagined way of  delivering next-gen technology solutions with speed that delight our customers and inspire our teams.  

 

  • It brings industry-leading development and delivery practices in-house. 
  • It modernizes our foundational architecture. 
  • It unifies organizations into a common mission. And it revolutionizes our culture. 

 

Tech Hub is currently seeking an unusually talented and experienced leader for the role of Tech Hub Functional Delivery Director.

In this role, you will coach and support a portfolio of Tech Hub value streams (program-size teams of teams). As a leader, you will focus on establishing, enabling and encouraging the growth of these value streams to deliver value for our business partners.  Ultimately, you will be accountable for value stream delivery velocity and ensuring that value streams meet their delivery commitments.

 

This role directly manages release train engineers (RTE), scrum masters and technical product owners for the Tech Hub value streams.  In turn, those resources are responsible for the “flow” of work through the value streams (delivery velocity). You will match the right teams with the right resources, provide encouragement and direction as these resources develop their skills, and work proactively to improve performance or unblock impediments when value streams or their resources are not performing at the expected level.

 

What you will be doing – key responsibilities:

  • Allocate RTE, scrum master and technical product owner resources to Tech Hub value streams
  • Work with other Tech Hub leads to allocate development, frictionless and quality engineering resources to support value stream delivery
  • Support the professional development of RTE, scrum master and technical product owner practitioners; Foster the growth of a community of practice amongst these resources
  • Act as a point of escalation for value stream level risks and dependencies which cannot be resolved by RTE’s
  • Monitor the delivery velocity of value streams and proactively identify when impediments arise or when resourcing adjustments may be warranted
  • Coach agile release train leaders, teams, and scrum masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Work with the demand management team, architecture team & management floor to dispatch initiatives to value streams
  • Work with the demand management team, architecture team & management floor to identify when new value streams need to be created or existing value streams need to be sunset
  • Support medium & long range capacity planning for the functional floor as a whole, identifying “hotspots” where it will be necessary to increase resourcing
  • Evangelize the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as a means to both measure engineering capability as well as business value
  • Manage the allocation of resources (human, monetary & otherwise) between multiple value streams in a data driven way, informed by measurable business value and KPIs
  • Work with the Program Management Office (PMO) on program execution and operational excellence
  • Coach and manage teams to understand and operate within Lean Budgets and ensure adherence to Guardrails

 

What you bring – preferred competencies & qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or related experience
  • 8+ years experience managing large delivery teams; Agile delivery experience is a definite asset
  • Open minded with a continuous growth attitude is a must; confident to challenge the status quo and follow-through with appropriate tact
  • Understanding of Scaled-Agile practices; SAFe® RTE certification is an asset
  • Understanding of Change Management practices; Prosci® certification is an asset
  • Understanding of Design Thinking practices, with a focus on Customer Centricity
  • Strong leadership skills to build relationships among team members and drive results without reporting relationships; comfortable leading cross-functional teams
  • Proactive self-starter who will comfortably move forward in the face of ambiguity
  • Strong business and technical acumen and professionalism, excellent presentation skills with solid verbal and written communication aptitude
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 8200 Dixie Road (101), Brampton, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Information Technology
Requisition ID: 218882
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

 
Posting Notes:  Information Technology & Engineering 


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