Lean-Agile Process Design Specialist

| Greater Denver Area

Our Lean-Agile Practice Group at Alteryx is a team of Agile Coaches and Lean Practitioners with the mission of leading motivated teams in Lean delivery of value through analytics and focused experimentation. Our team is responsible for process design, education, coaching, and measurement of our Lean-Agile practice. We serve over 25 teams in 3 locations.

The Organizational Design Specialist (ODS) focuses on how the company implements Lean-Agile practices. The Organizational Design Specialist is front and center when it comes to the design, roll out, and evaluation of how Alteryx practices its “Ways of Working.” It is up to the ODS, in partnership with other members of the Agile Practice Team, to determine what practices, artifacts and behaviors the organization needs in order to continuously improve delivery of value to our customers.

As an ODS, you will act as a galvanizing force for implementing new ways of thinking and working while creating a culture focused on value delivery and continuous improvement. The role requires strong interpersonal acumen, leadership, and mastery of agile-lean principles in software development and deployment. Success in this role, and in this large, complex and dynamic organization, is dependent on your knowledge of agile, lean, ability to collaborate with cross-functional leaders, and your presence when interacting with and influencing others, including executive leadership.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, Implement, and Continuously Improve the Alteryx “Ways of Working” – The Organizational Design Specialist is intimately familiar with Agile and Lean principles and is focused on maximizing flow of value. A successful ODS is able to solution around Alteryx’s engineering challenges by adopting and modifying existing frameworks. The ODS is confident enough to design new frameworks and practices through thoughtful experimentation and solid principle-based foundations. The ODS will also be responsible for documenting and maintaining the documentation for the processes.
  • Designing and Utilizing Metrics – We are a company that delivers industry-leading analytics software. As such, we are data driven in designing our “Ways of Working”. The successful Organizational Design Specialist is able to design metrics that help us surface risks, exploit opportunities, and identify organizational trends. You will work closely with the Program Analytics group to build dashboards and information radiators to support Alteryx’s reporting needs. The ODS will also be responsible for providing analysis of metrics across the organization to help encourage continuous improvement with the support of the Program Management Team and Agile Coaches.
  • Lean–Agile at Scale – The Organizational Design Specialist will identify and implement solutions to help Alteryx gain and maintain product value flow as it grows in size and complexity. By adapting existing scaling frameworks, or creating new ones, a successful ODS will help the company adjust to its scale in a way that delivers value, eliminates waste, fosters predictability and is lightweight in practice.
  • Education / Training – An Organizational Design Specialist will contribute to course development and/or teaching classes to Alteryx Engineering & Product Associates so that new hires understand and are quick to come up to speed in our system. You will also contribute to training more advanced topics at all levels of the organization to help drive healthy behaviors and continuous learning.
  • ALM Administration – An Organizational Design Specialist will work to ensure that our ALM tool is used in a way consistent with Alteryx’s “Ways of Working” and works through any changes necessary to provide that support. You foster the integrity of data in the ALM tool and use that data to identify and address anti-patterns.
  • Coaching and Facilitation – The ODS will be responsible for facilitating organization-level events that may relate to the scaling model Alteryx uses. While Coaching and Facilitation are not the focus of this position, a successful ODS is also an experienced Agilist and member of the Agile Coaching Team. You can step in to facilitate program and team level events, and provide coaching to the organization, the teams and their Team Leads/Scrum Masters.
  • Team Player - You will actively contribute to the cohesion and effectiveness of the Agile Practice Team, including the ability to hold strong opinions, yet articulate and advocate for them in a consumable way during discussion helping the team drive to complete the work at hand.
  • Adaptable - Being an agile organization, Alteryx’s needs may change over time as we evaluate and adjust our “Ways of Working.” A successful ODS is also an individual who is flexible and confident enough in their ability to change with the needs of the company and make every effort to learn and grow wherever there may be gaps.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, information technology or other relevant discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 – 4 years of experience in Lean-Agile Leadership positions, plus 2-4 years of additional prior experience in other software development roles (Scrum Master, QE, Product, etc.).
  • Deep practical experience with Lean, scaling methods, and Agile Methodologies including Scrum and Kanban.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience facilitating to both large and small groups, as well as experience coaching team members up to senior management.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development life-cycle from conception to delivery.
  • Healthy sense of humor and desire to make work fun.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications in Lean and/or Agile; i.e. Scrum, Kanban, Coaching, Training, SAFe, LeSS, etc.
  • Experience designing and delivering training on Lean and/or Agile practices.
  • Demonstrated Root Cause Analysis skills or kaizen facilitation experience at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in conducting statistical analyses of process performance in a business environment.
  • Six Sigma certification or Six Sigma training.
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Right at the entrance to the Interlocken Technology Park, our office is easily accessible from Denver and Boulder, and offers views of the mountains.

An Insider's view of Alteryx, Inc.

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our culture is casual, but we're driven and work hard! We're empowered to be independent, creative, and innovative. Not only do we care about our platform, but we are deeply passionate about how the work we do impacts the community and our world.

Katelyn

Office Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Bringing Alteryx to more people; democratizing our platform.

Simon

Team Lead, DX

How does the company support your career growth?

Alteryx walks the walk when it comes to supporting individual career goals. We have so many career planning resources and programs, but what differentiates Alteryx is the way everyone rallies around you to make sure you reach those goals. I've set aggressive career ambitions, plus pursuing my MBA! It's like the whole company is cheering for me.

Emily Singer

Manager, Public Relations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team members to spend time learning - whether it's joining on-site study sessions to learn more about our product, to participating in Alteryx Academy. I think having a commitment to constant learning and self-improvement allows for creativity to flourish and opens up the doorway to new ideas.

Stephanie

Manager, Product Management Operations

What are Alteryx, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Alteryx, Inc. Benefits Overview

Company Perks & Benefits include:

• 100% company-paid medical, dental and vision benefits.

• Pet Insurance

• Life insurance, disability and accidental coverage

• Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) & Volunteer Time Off (VTO per year

• 401k with company match

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan

• Commuter benefits

• Fitness & Wellness reimbursement program

• Bicycles and frisbee golf to rent in office

• Gym and The Hut Restaurant on the first floor of the building

• Yoga monthly and massages weekly

• Happy hours, release parties, and networking events throughout the year

• Fresh fruit delivery, bagels on Thursdays and catered lunch every other Wednesday

• Beer taps and comfortable lounges throughout the office

• Video and arcade games, ping pong, pool table, and shuffle board

• Free form "Innovation Days" and "Learning Days" for self-improvement monthly

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer $265.00 per month for transit.
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Thursday. Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Upon approval, we offer $5250 annualy for continuing education.
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