NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer.
As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets.
Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 30,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $9.41 billion in 2018.
NXP’s global IT organization is transitioning to a lean agile organization and while there are already many teams practicing scrum, the number is still growing.
This requires the organization to scale the agile efforts which increases the need for people who can coach and drive teams of teams (so-called agile release trains or ARTs) to successfully deliver their products.
While the IT organization is in transition, new activities will continue to be started as programs or projects, so there continues to be a need for people who can drive projects.
In this exciting role, candidate is expected to know both sides of the fence which means he / she is both able to lead or support changes that are not yet (fully) supported by agile release trains and at the same time as a chief scrum master and servant leader he / she helps NXP IT transition to a lean agile organization focusing on continuous improvement.
Establishes and manages cadence and synchronization among the teams in the Agile Release Train (ART) and by that manages and optimizes the flow of value through the ART
Fosters collaboration between teams and stakeholders, e.g. product manager, business owners and customers
Facilitates Program Increment Planning preparation as well as the event itself and tracks and communicates the ART execution metrics and escalates and tracks ART impediments
Helps develop our people by coaching and training them in agile maturity and devops mindset
Embraces working out loud by sharing successes and learnings as well as soliciting inputs and feedback and encourages others to do so as well
Leads or supports programs or projects where appropriate and capacity allows
Helps define, support and train global processes for demand, project, team, program and portfolio management (using the scaled agile framework SAFe)
Is an ambitious and outgoing personality who enjoys a fast-paced technology environment
Has a university degree with business management or IT orientation, but at least has a good understanding of IT processes and tools
Is a strong communicator and are fluent in English, both spoken and written
Has proven experience in project / program manager roles
Has proven experience in scrum master roles and preferably even RTE roles
Is SAFe certified (preferably as Release Train Engineer or SAFe Program Consultant)
Enjoys coaching and developing people and teams