Agile Coach

san antonio, TX 78201

Posted: 04/16/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 52511
AGILE COACH
CONTRACT ROLE IN SAN ANTONIO, TX


We are 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 and be responsible for leading Agile transformation at a project level. Your role includes direct coaching and support to a large transformation project. You should have strong Agile Project Management experience to also provide direct support and SME support to a large project team. You will coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level and transitioning away from waterfall processes

Responsibilities

• Coach across the program layer (e.g., breakdown of epic to features, stand up of systems teams, product management, etc.) and to maintain portfolio and team level execution alignment. You will coach between 2 to 6 teams
• In order to ensure consistency of practices, use the Agile CoE assets such as agile training, playbooks, assessments, etc. You will also use the Agile CoE playbooks to measure program progress and track criteria to self-sufficiency. You will also be responsible to deliver and drive the Agile CoE’ s processes and methodologies to the IT community (e.g., ASGs/TSGs)
• Coach teams on how to set up and leverage client' s agile project management tool for epic/feature/stories and inward and outward reporting. In addition, this person will leverage the tool for PI planning and dependency tracking
• The selected candidate will support client' s Community of Practice (CoP) by actively engaging and contributing to best practices
• Will be an enterprise evangelist of agile ceremonies, practices and values.

Qualifications

• 10+ years of IT experience. Prior delivery role (e.g., release manager, developer, tester) experience highly desirable
• 3+ years of agile coaching experience, including programs with offshore and distributed teams
• Experience coaching in highly matrixed organizations including highly diverse technology environments (e.g., Java, .Net, Mainframe, Cloud Services, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to coach one or more Release Trains or coaching programs of at least 100 people
• Excellent facilitation and written and verbal skills
• One or more Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO) required. SAFe certifications (SA, SP, SPC) highly desirable
• Experience with several agile project management tools (Jira, VersionOne, Rally, etc) 
• Minimum 5 years of experience supporting business information/data management initiatives with a focus on new development
• Ability to present analysis and findings in business context. Experience working with a cross-functional team to implement a key strategic project / enhancements
• Depending upon the need, ability to act in different capacities for various tasks and projects
• Strong Analytical and Problem Solving skills
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Experience with the team operating from Onsite and remotely 
• Experience with creating a roadmap for large scale agile transformation from Waterfall to Agile
• Experience with working Client executives and presenting Roadmap for Agile transformation 
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