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Lead Iteration Manager

locationWashington, DC, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

whiteSpace is an information technology consultancy servicing a client base primarily in the middle market, with a relentless commitment to social good, technology, and client engagement. At whiteSpace our goal is to provide an authentic, human-centered approach to delivering solutions aimed at moving our society forward. These solutions leverage technology to create new opportunities for our clients and the communities that they serve.

Iteration Managers blend the responsibilities of a Scrum Master with the experience of a Business Analyst. These individuals are the conductors of the day-to-day delivery of a team, always keeping an eye on the ultimate goals of our clients. As a Lead Iteration Manager, you will be actively working with technical leads to flesh out designs and identifying and refining user stories, all the while ensuring a focus on delivering minimal viable products for our clients.

What you will do:

  • Support clients and other members of the business in translating needs into product requirements.
  • Ensure that product requirements are well defined, prioritized, and refined.
  • Lead team ceremonies.
  • Mine, define, and refine requirements and capture them in a product backlog.
  • Radiate current project state including risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies.
  • Collaborate across the team and have a clear understanding of the software development life cycle.
  • Conduct product research and perform other ad hoc tasks as needed.

Who you are:

  • A U.S. citizen (This does not include green card and work visa sponsorship.)
  • Based in the U.S.
  • A self-starter who thrives in a remote-first culture.
  • A strong collaborator with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Thoughtful, adaptable, and able to succeed in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

What you have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field.
  • 8+ years of experience working as a business analyst or similar function.
  • Experience working with clients to extract, sequence, and organize business requirements.
  • Experience working with technical leads to blend and influence technical design and business requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of techniques to convert ideas to actionable items for a development team.
  • Experience working in a client facing environment.
  • Ability to challenge ideas and views of stakeholders, ensure various client perspectives are considered, and clearly define the behavior of the system.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to guide stakeholders to simple solutions that meet client expectations.
  • Knowledge of Agile practices and methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Experience implementing frameworks for capturing complex requirements in the form of epics and decomposing them into user stories.
  • Experience facilitating various Agile meetings,
  • Experience with Atlassian (Jira and Confluence) or other Agile project management tools.

We would love to see:

  • Experience working on large complex projects.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master.

What we offer:

  • 100% remote work (Work from anywhere in the U.S.)
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums and a $500 annual HSA deposit.
  • 401(k) match (4% of annual base salary.)
  • 15 days of paid time off and 11 paid company holidays.
  • $1,500 annual professional development reimbursement (You love your craft? We do too!)
  • $1,000 team engagement budget per team per quarter (Get to know your team, on us!)
  • Discretionary annual and spot bonuses.
  • Opportunities for growth into leadership roles.
  • Collaborative, sharp, and thoughtful coworkers.
  • Creative freedom (with your team) to explore technology.
  • Diversity in the problem space (Work on a multitude of different projects.)

The estimated annual base salary range for this role is $105,000 to $145,000.

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