The primary role of a Squad Lead is to enable a squad to deliver with Garage Method. A squad is a small independent, co-located team who deliver business outcomes. The Squad Lead
acts as an anchor developer and agile coach for the squad. Since they are part of a squad day-to-day, their work is primarily on-site with the squad, Mondays through Fridays, in Dallas, Texas. There is a slight chance that some travel outside Dallas will be needed, however none is expected at this time. The duration of the engagement is six months, with a possibility for more time than that depending on client demand.
－Experience developing cloud-native applications that have gone to production, with site reliability engineering and CI/CD DevOps automation. Experience refactoring legacy middleware applications into cloud-native microservices is preferred.
－Hands-on experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
－Ability to mentor and teach a squad comprised of developers and product owners how to build a cloud-native product with the IBM Cloud Garage Method (Design-driven eXtreme Programming).
－Experience with keeping teams and the client’s management focused on learning and applying IBM Cloud Garage Method (XP Agile) and not slipping back to waterfall methods
If a candidate is strong enough technically and from a leadership standpoint but lacks some of the Garage knowledge, we will be able to conduct a short crash course session to get them up to speed from a Garage standpoint if they qualify from our internal interviewing.
Any candidate put forward for consideration must first interview with our Garage team in the form of a phone interview, then a pairing interview and if they pass, they would then need to phone interview and pair program interview with the respective client group.