Sr. Agile Coach

Location: Vienna, VA - Remote
Category: Technical Support and Services
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16501
Date Added: 04/29/2024

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Sr. Agile Coach

Our Fortune 100 Financial Services & Credit Union client is looking to bring on a Sr. Agile Coach in a REMOTE set up. They’re looking for a Sr. resource with a minimum of 10 yrs. of experience as an Agile Transformation/ Sr. Agile Coach. 

Details

– NO C2C ARRANGEMENTS. Must be open to W2
– Fully Remote
– M-F 40 hours/ week
– Must be a US Citizen, GC EAD, or GC Holder to be considered
– Must reside within the continental United States. 
– 6 month contract with extension potential or even conversion. Rate is $80-$90/hr. 

Overview 

The Senior Agile Coach/Agile Transformation leads and supports the implementation of agile methodologies throughout the organization. They guide teams and stakeholders through the agile transformation process, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. This role demands a profound understanding of agile principles and practices, coupled with strong coaching and facilitation skills. They provide hands-on coaching to senior leadership and Agile teams, participating in all aspects including attending ceremonies/events and offering guidance.

Requirements
  • 10+ years experience leading Agile initiatives with a proven background in software development lifecycle and driving organization through agile transformational at all levels of the organization.
  • 10+ years experience leading Agile training sessions, workshops, ways of working, planning sessions and creating required documentation and material.
  • 10+ years experience and knowledge with agile techniques, processes, tools that enable the rapid definition, design, build, test and integration of the product or solution.
  • Experience standing up multiple Agile Release Trains leveraging product management principles.
  • SAFe SPC certification required with additional agile and project management certifications that provide a well-rounded view of expertise.
  • Lean six sigma certification a plus with experience identifying waste and opportunities to improve efficiencies.
  • Experience functioning as an RTE, Scrum Master, Project Manager/Program Manager, Product Manager with the ability to function in an organization that leverages multiple methodologies.
  • Lead the coaching and planning of multiple high-performing Agile development teams and large-scale programs across the organization.
  • Coach, train, and mentor cross-functional business groups to build, sustain, and strengthen Agile values, SAFe and scrum concepts and practices, providing them the necessary tools and guidance to successfully implement across high-impact programs throughout the enterprise.
  • Experience coaching senior executives and software development teams practicing Scrum, Kanban, DevOps and SAFe
  • Strong emotional intelligence and organizational awareness with ability to challenge organizational norms and influence decisions without formal authority.
  • Provide hand-on coaching to senior leadership and Agile teams in all aspects including attending ceremonies/events and providing recommendations and feedback to the team throughout the life cycle.
  • Extensive experience with one or more agile tools such as Jira, Azure DevOps, Rally etc., preferably Jira, Azure DevOps and Service Now
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of how each area in Information Services i.e. Architecture, design, development, test, deployment and operations collectively integrate to contribute towards achieving business objectives
  • Prior experience working with senior executives and proven ability to effectively communicate and influence senior executives in decisions critical to adoption and implementation of Agile practice.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends for Agile and best practices for enhancing product execution.
  • Identify and coach Agile evangelists across the organization who can act as informal mentors/peers and continue increasing the maturity across the organization.
  • Advanced skills in oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence individuals from various facets ensuring effective and active listening.
  • Experience with large-scale software delivery and/or Agile transformation at scale in large enterprise with a proven track record of applying change.
  •  Experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) in a hybrid organization.

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