Agile Design Anchor

Allstate Insurance Company.
Tampa, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 03, 2016
Dec 02, 2016

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Job Description

The Agile Design Anchor provides technical leadership from project inception through rollout, creating high-level technical requirements and designs to develop and support optimal IT solutions by applying knowledge of business processes and systems architecture. Working with an Agile Scrum team, this individual will be responsible for providing technical details to ensure the user stories can be sized, solution, and planned in the upcoming sprints.


Scoping/Estimating/Impact Assessment

  • Provide technical support in Scoping and Discovery Framing sessions to identify integration points to eAgent
  • Develops and/or confirms detailed estimates for moderate complexity projects; monitors, documents and communicates the technical progress of the project
  • Uses knowledge of integrated requirements to evaluate proposed software products
  • Creates and evaluates Proof of Concepts (POCs)
  • Conducts design reviews and monitor application design impacts between concurrent releases
  • Identifies systems and technical constraints, potential technology risks for moderate complexity projects
  • Identifies and investigates potential scope changes and other issues related to technical design; provide change request direction for multiple areas of expertise; support the change analysis for design, code and other artifacts

AGILE – Sprint Review

  • Translate Agile User Stories into the technology design that will realize those stories
  • Identifying external dependencies and coordinating and communicating with those external teams
  • Prepares the staging and development of moderately complex test environments and conditions

AGILE - In-flight Sprint Responsibilities

  • Assist the development and execution of an Agile testing approach
  • Participate in all the Scrum ceremonies
  • Works with Product Owner and Scrum Team to write functional designs, and understand business requirements and process flows for moderate complexity projects; understands patterns, methodologies and system modeling

Technical Design

  • Monitors the technical progress of projects
  • Creates the high-level technical designs for moderate complexity projects and difficult maintenance efforts by analyzing and tracing designs to requirements (business, functional, and nonfunctional) and systems architecture; creates design documents and maintain design artifacts
  • Understands the technical details, integration, and functions of an application, hardware and/or software within a team; documents and share best practices
  • For moderate complexity projects, validate code to designs and requirements; conducts code walkthroughs, inspections, and reviews
  • Partners with business partners across multiple areas of the business and across multiple projects to ensure new/revised technical requirements or high level technical design are defined and documented
  • Provides technical input and support architectural assessments and work with Architecture to get directions and methodologies; advocates and enforces architectural adherence for technologies within the team

Job Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience with .NET technologies.
  • Experience with application and integration design
  • Experience with Windows servers and database platforms (MySQL)
  • Experience with Agile SCRUM is highly preferred
  • Exposure to UI/UX development is preferred

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  • Committee/subgroup work
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  • Certifications/Awards
  • Completed programs/coursework

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