Agile Coach / Leader

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Job Title: Agile Leader / Coach
Location: Onsite – Palm Beach, FL
Job Type: Contract to Hire
Work Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holders only
Referral Fee: $500+

 

The Agile Leader in the APO is responsible for coaching and mentoring Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers, Agile Product Owners, Managers, and Executives to leverage Agile Principles, practices and frameworks. This role serves as a subject matter expert on scaling Agile, including the use of scaling frameworks and is able to help organizations identify their value stream. Our ideal candidate will work closely with, and will have full exposure to all areas and levels of IT. Our ideal candidate will work to identify the most impactful way to drive improvements in agile maturity while demonstrating quantifiable progress towards achieving higher performing teams and improved business outcomes. We’re looking for a servant-leader that is passionate in guiding teams to deliver features with high velocity and top quality. We believe that a positive, trusting and engaged team is the path to success in product delivery, and this role will promote that culture within these teams.

We are looking for individuals with a strong Agile delivery track record. Extensive work experience as an Agile Coach and in-depth knowledge of procedural DevOps

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plays an instrumental role in the organization’s Agile transformation, acts as a change agent, and shows strong leadership skills with a positive and collaborative attitude
  • Trains and coaches leaders, teams, Product Owners, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindset
  • Promotes and encourages collaboration and transparency and builds trusting relationships between business, delivery, and other entities within the organization
  • Embraces a continuous improvement mindset, and drives the use of agile engineering best practices and innovation
  • Drive continuous collaboration and communication through various opportunities (COP’s, Leadership Meetings, Team level meetings, Program Increment Planning, etc.
  • Assess the current processes/practices and support defining an appropriate Agile delivery approach
  • Develops best practices and guidelines for any Agile role or Process, Project or Product
  • Facilitates periodic synchronization meetings across several different onsite and distributed delivery teams
  • Coach each role within the SAFe framework on adopting an Agile mindset through the use of best practices
  • Support organizations in assessing and developing value streams
  • Support the development and application of outcome based Agile metrics
  • Design or modify tools to see into Agile teams delivery, through a resource to portfolio lens
  • Provide guidelines on Agile ceremonies: Sprint Zero, Project Kick Off, PI Planning, Stan Ups, Backlog Refinement, Retrospectives, Demos, etc.)
  • Provide guidelines on the formation of Epics, Features, and User Stories
  • Provide guidelines on taking Initiatives down to Epics, Features and User Stories
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • At least 4 – 6 years of verifiable experience in Professional Coaching
  • Be knowledgeable and passionate about Agile and Business Transformation
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean, Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Extensive knowledge on Agile tooling
  • Demonstrable experience with Lean-Startup or other product innovation techniques
  • Working knowledge of DevOps Framework and tools
  • Willing and able to contribute to Agile Communities of Practice in addition to coaching work
  • Must be a strong and effective communicator
  • Experience in removing impediments, resolving conflicts, and negotiation
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training Required Qualifications
  • Agile certified (e.g. SPC, CSM, PSM)

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