It seems after about 03 years of activity on the Agile and Scrum jobs are beginning to appear in Indian job portals. Naukri displays 109 jobs for Scrum and 296 for Agile as of today – 5th August.
About a year back some of the developer jobs started adding a line “Experience with Scrum/ XP/ TDD is an advantage”. This continues to date. Here are a few such jobs:
- An opening with http://www.truglobal.com/ for Senior .Net Developers : The desired profile is “.Net 2.0/3.0/3.5 (WCF, REST, CLR). Strong database skills. Exposure to Agile / Scrum methodology is mandatory. Linq, ASP, VB, OOPS, XML and JQuery” Contact email@example.com
- Symbian Developers in Bengaluru can apply at Tata Elxsi Ltd. The exact skills required are “Debugging Tools in Symbian platform – Emulator, TRK , ODD using Carbide and Lauterbach etc, Tracing and Profiling Tools – TRACE32 ,Profiler and analysis of profiler data, Emulator – In depth knowledge of Emulator provided by Symbian / S60 SDKs, Compiler – Various compilers supported in Symbian platform, Memory and Code dump Tools – Hook Logger and other Tools available in Symbian / S60, Core dump and crash log tools – Crash Log analysis and associated tools, Awareness of Symbian foundation tools, Static code analysis tool – Coverity Prevent Tool, Experience in Agile development – SCRUM and Knowledge on PERL.
- There are jobs in North India too. There is one available through Vanguard HR Consultancy. The job is of a Senior Software Engineer – Java. Contact Mayank@vanguardhrconsulting.com and you need to have about 06 years of Java Experience with Agile/ Scrum methodology. Specific skills required are “Extensive experience of J2EE application servers and Java web applications, Should have worked in at least 2 previous large database backed Java applications, Should have good understanding of robust database schemas and database tuning,
Should have worked on large scale databases, Experience with JSF (Java Server Faces), Spring and Hibernate and Should have a thorough understanding of email and SMS, technology, protocols, etc.”
There are other jobs available as well. Here is one for a Senior Technical Writer from Consona. “Experience working in an agile/scrum development environment” is one of the requirements along with standard technical writer jobs.
The big guns are hiring for dedicated Scrum Coaches. As of now, Dell wants a Scrum Master for its R&D Division in Bengaluru, there are at least two product companies looking for Scrum Coaches in Pune and there is one requried at Nokia as well.
There would be others which never get listed and are filled through reference or community events as well.
However, despite these jobs being listed, I think we are still some distance away from getting more jobs in Agile and Scrum space in India – especially Scrum Masters/ Agile Coaches/ Product Owners. But the things are better and over the next one year, it should be even better.