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Agile Dev Team Member II


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Job Summary

Agile Dev Team Members have collective responsibility for the design, development, testing and/or deployment of system functionality. Agile Dev Team Member II with primarily a development discipline provides technical feasibility using basic coding methods and adheres to coding standards to ensure consistent style and format. Ensures systems are high in code and component quality, and are easily modified to support future requirements with support and guidance of more senior developers or architects. Agile Dev Team Member II with primarily a testing discipline ensures the end product meets the business acceptance criteria and non-functional requirements. Defines and execute tests early, often, and at multiple levels depending on their level of experience. Based on their business products, processes and system knowledge, they provide broad level of thinking for exceptions and other unexpected ways users may interact with systems. They utilize basic to intermediate testing techniques and tools. The Agile Dev Team Member II is moderately capable of working on more than one type of task and is somewhat limited in their ability to consistently pull the next highest priority work item.

Candidate must be well versed in of Java or object oriented programming languages. Experience with document assembly platforms like OpenText Exstream, EMC Xpressions and knowledge of decision rules management systems like FICO Blaze preferred.

Essential Job Functions

Demonstrates understanding to customer needs by interpreting customer needs into viable solutions, providing input into system design. Effectively writes and refines user stories, including clear and accurate acceptance criteria. Performs detailed impact assessments relating people, processes and/or technology, and estimates user stories using relative sizing of story points. Identifies and raises issues and risks with functional design. Partners with the Product Owner to confirm code and acceptance tests reflect the desired functionality. Executes Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) to build in quality. Agile Dev Team Member II with primarily a development discipline: Codes instructions for computer programs/objects/components; con figures packaged software. Documents and implements programs according to standards and conventions. Quality checks program code, related objects and documentation. Delivers working code each sprint. Demonstrates ability to read and write simple code. Modifies code in an existing file. Executes basic data creation tools and reads automation test results. Demonstrates understanding fundamentals of automation tools and framework. Agile Dev Team Member II with primarily a testing discipline: Analyzes system and business requirements for testability. Identifies common errors that occur in standard application testing. Develops, documents, executes, and maintains test cases and test data. Reports status of test plan execution through defect logs and defect tracking system. Defines comprehensive test plans needed to achieve appropriate level of coverage. Analyzes test results and assists with trouble-shooting and root cause analysis. Utilizes basic testing tools such as data creation, run batch processes and test automation tools. Applies Risk Based Testing techniques to planning and execution. Writes test cases describing business behavior to facilitate automation with some guidance. Contributes to the overall test strategy with limited ability. Assists with resolution of environmental issues. Supports application development, implementation, and user training activities, as required. Participates in key ceremonies to drive execution, improve flow and ensure transparency with limited guidance from a senior team member. Plans work via the preparation for and participation in Program Increment (PI) Planning and Sprint Planning, which includes developing and committing to Team PI Objectives and Sprint goals. Demonstrates working code to Product and Business Owners and supports the Product Owner in the execution of the iteration and PI System Demos. Actively participates in the Sprint Retrospectives and Inspect <(>&<)> Adapt to timely discuss opportunities for improvement and are responsible for carrying out the execution of improvement stories. Participates in Daily Stands-ups to assess progress toward sprint goals and raise impediments. Participates in on-going and scheduled Backlog Refinement sessions. Demonstrates ongoing desire for continuous improvement and building knowledge in area of expertise. Actively seeks out development opportunities to further develop T-shaped skills and become a more cross-functional contributor. Practices continuous exploration, continuous integration and continuous deployment necessary for building the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and implementing DevOps. Offers innovative ideas within area of focus to improve processes. Conducts ongoing assessment of current state and seeks out opportunities for improvement. Actively participates in Agile Dev Team Member Community of Practice (CoP). Plans and conducts CoP sessions. Effectively manages the communications and action items resulting from the sessions.

Physical Environment

This position operates in an open office working environment which will include normal and customary distractions, noise, and interruptions.

Education Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred. SAFe Practitioner or SAFe Agilist Certification within 180 days of hire required.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 1 year as a Agile Dev Team Member I or 3 + years in a related field required. Candidate must be well versed in of Java or object oriented programming languages. Experience with document assembly platforms like OpenText Exstream, EMC Xpressions and knowledge of decision rules management systems like FICO Blaze preferred.

Job Location(s): R_US - RW - Remote Work

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