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Applied Biosystems Job Opportunity : Software Methodologist

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  • supriya_dias
    Applied Biosystems is Foster City is looking for a Software Methodologist. Anyone interested in this opportunity please send your resume to
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 20, 2005
      Applied Biosystems is Foster City is looking for a Software
      Methodologist. Anyone interested in this opportunity please send
      your resume to diasse@.... To learn more about us
      visit our website at www.appliedbiosystems.com

      Job Description for Software Methodologist

      Major Responsibilities :
      The Software Methodologist will report directly into the Software
      Engineering Support Department under the Global Services and Supply
      Chain. He/she will report directly to the Software Engineering
      Process Group (SEPG) Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for
      an individual who is interested in effecting change/transformation.
      He/she will act as a role model and mentor on software methodology,
      standards, technical, strategy, quality, and change leadership
      performing the following duties (not limited to):

      * Management of Software Process and Documentation
      * Manage the Software Engineering manual and all related
      documentation. This includes facilitating meetings in regards to
      updates to the software process, manual and supporting documentation
      (e.g. Use Cases, Functional Specifications, etc). This person will
      be responsible for writing and updating all related software
      * Be a member of the Software Council to evaluate all projects
      application of the software iterative process: ensure appropriate
      adoption and generation of documents to support the software life
      cycle as defined in the Software Engineering Manual.
      * Work directly with the Software Metrics lead to ensure appropriate
      metrics are incorporated into the Software Process.
      * Develop and manage the best practices library.
      * Mentorship on Software Methodology
      * Establish AB's Agile/Iterative Development mentor program. At
      least initially, be the primary mentor for all projects attempting to
      use the iterative development process. Mentorship includes providing
      guidance to projects on how to apply specific iterative development
      tools such as release planning.
      * Be the go-to person for all software process-related questions.
      * Support other AB Departments
      * Work directly with the Program Management Office (PMO) to ensure
      all Software related documents are maintained accordingly in the PMO
      documentation library.
      * Work directly with Validation and Verification; and Quality Systems
      Departments to ensure the Software Process is meets appropriate
      regulatory guidelines/standards.
      * Work directly with Finance to provide feedback on how software
      costs is accounted for and how decisions are made based on such
      * Software Process Excellence
      * Lead and/or participate in Software Process Excellence Projects
      (Six Sigma).

      * Bachelors Degree required. Masters Degree preferred or appropriate
      level of training. Software Engineering or related discipline.
      * 5+ years of "hands-on" experience in Agile/Iterative Development
      project management or related role
      * 2+ years as an Agile methodology coach and/or Scrum Master
      * Expert level understanding of application development,
      infrastructure and software engineering.
      * Hands-on experience in writing or participating in the drafting of
      use cases, user stories, test cases, functional specifications and
      other related software documentation.
      * Hands-on experience with establishing Design Reviews.
      * Proven track record of implementing and sustaining Agile
      methodologies and related best practices.
      * Broad understanding of SDLC, testing, portfolio and project
      management methodologies.
      * Desired experience in instrument development, device development,
      life sciences, software development in a regulated market.
      * Desired experience in Java development
      * Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts
      * Knowledge of Process Improvement methodologies including Six Sigma.
      * Experience in presenting to all levels of management
      * Experience in working in software cross-functional teams
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