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Senior Agile Coach

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Function: Agile
  • Job Ref: 203863
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.
  • Provide Agile coaching, which will require expertise in Agile Scrum, SAFe – All aspects, Extreme Programming, Test driven development and Kanban principles, methods and techniques.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4+ years SAFe implementation at a SPCT experience level in infrastructure with 5-10 years delivering projects in an Agile manner.
  • Experience improving or transforming a process, group or organization and using change management techniques to optimize delivery.
  • Proven experience participating in an agile transformation as an internal/external coach at team, project, portfolio and enterprise level.
  • Must exhibit excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing business requirements and thrive in an environment with a high degree of change.
  • Excellent understanding of business complexity and initiative dependencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile practices (Lean, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.).
  • Ability to interact with all levels of organization in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s/University degree, potentially Master’s degree.
  • Scaled Agile Certifications preferred.
If this is a perfect fit, Apply now!