Location: Portugal
Department: Engineering
Hours: Full-time (Contract)
About YLD:
Everything we do is to empower our clients to move forward. Our purpose is to help our clients develop the capabilities they need to outperform their competitors. Our success is a consequence of ensuring our clients are successful. Our company is built on extraordinary people; we aim to attract, inspire, develop and retain them. YLD is a software engineering and design consultancy; we create digital capabilities for our clients that last beyond our engagement. We have offices in London, Lisbon and Porto.
About the role:
As a Delivery Lead, you’ll be part of a client team building innovative products. We expect you to be curious, passionate, driven, and enthusiastic You will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our software engineering projects being proficient at problem-solving, and helping craft scalable, resilient, and fault-tolerant architectures. You’ll be an effective communicator and a team player. You and your team will move in a fast-paced engineering environment, achieving outstanding results and delivering exciting projects. 
About You:
A YLD Software Delivery Lead is a highly-skilled person who exemplifies the highest standard in software engineering and enjoys sharing their knowledge and experience with others.
You’ll have the opportunity to build and deliver software within some interesting projects, both in terms of the product and the methodology. We work in an Agile environment (Scrum) with a test-first mindset (actually, writing code without tests should be unthinkable). We are also big advocates of pair programming and nothing is released until we have a code review.
You have a real passion for problem-solving and are an active learner who gets excited by working collaboratively with those around you.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will look like this:
  • Facilitating and leading agile ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives;
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to remove impediments and promote continuous improvement;
  • Championing Agile principles and practices to create a culture of transparency, accountability, and teamwork;
  • Supporting and coaching development teams in the adoption of Agile and Scrum practices;
  • Working closely with Product Owners and Client Partners to prioritize and groom the product backlog;
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and incorporate best practices;
  • Assist in the evaluation of new technologies and tools to improve the development process;
  • Participating in regular show and tells to promote your work to both your department and the wider company.

You’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Commercial experience as a Scrum Master in a software development environment;
  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and methodologies;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality solutions.

You’ll be:

  • Self-motivated, proactive and always looking for ways to improve and develop yourself;
  • A good communicator, both in writing and verbally. You’ll be able to explain technical ideas and concepts in business-friendly language;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Used to working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Analytical and problem-solving oriented;
  • A genuine believer in diversity and fairness.

What you’ll get in return:

  • The chance to work with a forward thinking, ethical, and fun group of people and to develop and grow your skills in a fast moving business.

Our typical Recruitment Process looks like this:

  • 1st Interview with someone from the Talent team (30/45 mins)
  • Final Interview with someone from the Leadership team (1h)

We live and breathe our values, and know you will too:

  • Growing every day
  • Including everyone
  • Relationships built on honesty and ethics
  • Inspiring solutions
  • Winning together

We’re an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds. We don’t discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, age, marital status, or disability status. Likewise, we also offer a remote-first working environment, meaning that flexible working and work-life balance come as standard for all employees.

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