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Agile Coach

Company:
Mindlance Inc.
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Posted:
April 17, 2019

Description:

Client is looking for an Agile Coach to guide project delivery teams through coaching and mentoring. As an Agile coach, you will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of agile based activities and leading the development project team to implement iterative releases driven by the program. The Agile Coach will provide 'change agent' leadership in the area of agile best practices and transformation for the teams in the organization using the SAFe® Framework.

As an Agile Coach, you will lead the coaching of multiple, distributed teams collaborating as ARTs, and be responsible for leading Agile transformation at a program/portfolio level. Your role includes direct coaching and support to projects. You should have strong Agile Project Management experience to also provide direct support in larger projects and SME support to all other teams to drive Agile at an enterprise level. You will coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level and transitioning away from waterfall processes.

Your future duties and responsibilities

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

Required Skills – Agile Coach, Agile Transformation, SAFe SPC4 Certified

- 8+ years in the use of Agile methodologies and supporting tools

• 3+ years working in an Agility training/coaching role with exposure to large organizational transformations

• Must have enterprise-level Agile and organizational change management experience

• Solid background utilizing an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, SAFe) in software development

• Solid oral, written, and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills

• Experience with independently transitioning software teams to a variation of Agile process.

• Experience coaching and mentoring software teams on Agile process transitions.

• Experience in creating and delivering Agile training/workshop

• Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches.

• Project management experience within Agile software development teams and environments.

• Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification

• Solid technical software development and delivery background

• PMI-ACP® Certification

• Safe Program Consultant (SPC) certification or Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Certification

• Bachelor’s Degree

• Experience with Scaled Agile (preferably SAFe) implementations

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/NON-ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED

• Team oriented