Technical Agile Coach

NTT Data Corporation San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

Req ID: 69590

At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company's growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.

NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Technical Agile Coach to join our team in San Francisco, California (US-CA), United States (US).

What You'll Do

  • Embed with the customer's engineering Agile teams to coach and guide them throughout their journey to BDD. Be a player-coach.

The technical coach will aid team in meeting each sprint's goals, by enhancing their ATDD technical capability and effectiveness over time.

  • Share and advocate for best practices in BDD

Help the team adopt and mature its BDD processes and practices

Envision and setup KPIs/metrics to baseline and gauge the maturity of the BDD adoption and effectiveness of the coaching

  • Assist and consult the teams as they create living documentation and acceptance tests in Gherkin

  • Provide refresher BDD trainings on as-needed basis

  • Provide thought leadership around BDD automation framework design and implementation

Identify and surface challenges in adoption, recommended solutions and effectively communicate to executive leadership.

  • Nice to have: Provide architectural guidance around BDD automation framework implementation

What You Have

  • Excellent understanding of Behavior-Driven Development methodology (BDD), roles and responsibilities of different team members

  • Atleast 3-5 years of experience executing ATDD/BDD on a project

  • 1+ years of experience using Gherkin language to describe functional requirements

  • Understanding of Cucumber for the execution of Gherkins

  • 1+ years of experience with functional test automation concepts

  • 1+ years of experience with test automation capabilities and limitations

Technical ability to:

Establish BDD ground rules and roles and responsibilities to foster a cohesive BDD team

Deliver project process improvements across Sprint

usage support for tools used for the BDD process

Best Practices for developing Features files

Provide methods of categorizing backend (API) and frontend (UI) test cases

Provide methods of creating one or more Feature files for a User Story

Provide methods for splitting Feature files appropriately

Provide expertise in structuring acceptance criteria for Feature files

Provide expertise for structuring tests and tying them to actual requirements

  • Nice to have:

Hands-on test automation experience

Hands-on BDD automation framework implementation/usage experience

Experience in providing effective methods for testing Microservices-based applications

Knowledge of the CI/CD pipeline and integration into the pipeline.

This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.

About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.

NTT DATA, Inc. (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.

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