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Senior Agile Coach

  • Location: New York, New York, 10013
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Function: Agile
  • Job Ref: 199825
Terrific 6+ month contract opportunity in New York New York for a Senior Agile Coach. Will be a crucial member to support the Head of Finance Transformation utilizing the SAFe Agile methodology.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide Agile coaching, which will require expertise in Agile Scrum, SAFe - All aspects, Extreme Programming, Test driven development and Kanban principles, methods and techniques.
  • Lead identification and creation of format for Agile Life cycle management tool - Jira, Confluence Symphony.
  • Ensure there is a tool infrastructure in place to support the agile transformation. Associated stop-gap solutions while we build the final solutions.
  • Plan and execute the roll out of that infrastructure across time and associated adoption strategy and training.
  • Onboard third-party tools, manage Jira instances, create and maintain the confluence site, enable automate reporting and more.
  • Instruct managers on the basics of Agile tools, such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Mentor: Focusing on people and Continuous Improvement all the time; provide team a platform for improvement not only during the retro but all the time. Create a safe environment for healthy conflict and meaningful collaboration.
  • Deliver effective training classes on a variety of Agile transformation related topics as well as contribute to customer design.
  • Set up the required infrastructure required to run Scaled Agile effectively.
  • Be prepared to act as Product Manager/Owner or scrum master when teams are lacking these roles or learning them.
  • At times, manage a team of contracting Agile coaches as needed.
 
Qualifications:
  • 5-10 years’ experience delivering projects in an Agile manner.
  • Has SAFe SPC.
  • Has Jira Tooling Certificate.
  • Strong project management background.
  • Bachelors/University degree. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Extensive experience in Agile tool identification, implementation and customization.
  • Exposure to the banking or finance function domain.
  • Excellent organizational oral and written and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to guide the breaking down of large-scale projects into SMART incremental objectives.
  • Veteran in marrying Agile with Waterfall as necessary to deliver enterprise-wide SAFe initiatives.
 
If this is a perfect fit, Apply now!