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Sr. Agile Coach w/ SAFe - PS

Posted 2 months ago

  • Function: Agile
  • Job Ref: 232391

Summary: 

You have worked your career to be the best Agile Coach possible, relying on mentoring relationships, continuous learning, and consistent engagement with the local and national agile community.  You are a subject matter expert in guiding, coaching, training, and improving organizational improvement inside startups to Fortune 50 companies.  You are also someone who not only leads by example rather than by dictate and knows how to bring out the best in people, you have proven it – repeatedly – and been rewarded for going beyond the call of duty. Your middle name is “Conflict Resolution” and no business challenge is too great for you to tackle.  When you say “yes” or “no” it is generally to people who represent high levels of responsibility or lead segments of the company.  It is important to you to see a larger picture and experience success across a greater scale – specifically at the executive or holistic view of organizations. 

In addition, you have worked as a consultant and know what it means to contribute to a growing and vibrant practice.  You have seen it all/done it all inside organizations across many verticals and want to bring your experiences and war stories to a group of eager, like-minded change leaders.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities at Our Clients: 

  • Work with executives, organizations, and heads of business units 

  • Work with product lines, tribes, ARTs, or meta-teams at the client site 

  • Act as a guiding force for scrum masters and agile coaches 

  • Track organizational and engagement-level metrics 

  • Work with account executives in the delivery of new opportunities and clients 

  • Provide engagement summaries (when requested) and maintain information radiators 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities in our Practice: 

  • Develop new skills to improve the way we coach teams toward improvement 

    Experience with SAFe is a must.

  • Provide individual contributions to Practice 

  • Publish blogs, white papers, and other public material; two to four per quarter 

  • Speak at conferences, meet-ups, and other public events to expand the MATRIX brand 

  • Consistently maintain high customer satisfaction and delivery results 

  • Serve as a squad leader to our market and regional delivery squads 

  • Facilitate engagement summaries when requested 

  • Creates IP/IC that aligns with the Practice strategy, internal accelerators, and client information 

  • Provides support to each squad member in continuous improvement 

  • Creates and maintains methods of cross-squad communication 

  • Be responsible for meeting contribution to revenue targets 

  • Use your professional network to grow the consulting business 

Knowledge - Qualifications: 

  • Long-standing ability to work in a consulting role.  There will be targets for contribution to revenue and company growth and this role expects that the candidate can excel. 

  • Knowledge and/or experience of Kanban, Scrum, multiple Scaling practices and other critical ways of working 

  • Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form 

  • Demonstrable experience in providing agility coaching to organizations and leaders 

  • Ability to train agile practices to multiple organizations, executives, teams, and communities 

  • Strong, demonstrated communication/presentation abilities 

  • Ability to write, speak and present effectively to individuals, small groups, and large groups 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Office 365 Suite 

  • VersionOne, Atlassian Jira, or other ALM knowledge 

  • Knowledgeable in multiple communication, collaboration, remote applications 

  • DevOps, Product Ideation, Product Creation tools knowledge a plus 

Education – Experience:  

  • Five or more years’ experience working as an agile coach, preferably coaching a variety of situations and competencies 

  • Certifications not required but the following are a plus: 

  • CTC, CEC 

  • SPC, SPCT 

  • ICP-ENT, ICP-CAT, and ICE-EC 

Summary: 

You have worked your career to be the best Agile Consultant possible, relying on mentoring relationships, continuous learning, and consistent engagement with the local and national agile community.  You are a subject matter expert in guiding, coaching, training, and improving organizational improvement inside startups to Fortune 50 companies.  You are also someone who not only leads by example rather than by dictate and knows how to bring out the best in people, you have proven it – repeatedly – and been rewarded for going beyond the call of duty. Your middle name is “Conflict Resolution” and no business challenge is too great for you to tackle.  When you say “yes” or “no” it is generally to people who represent high levels of responsibility or lead segments of the company.  It is important to you to see a larger picture and experience success across a greater scale – specifically at the executive or holistic view of organizations. 

In addition, you have worked as a consultant and know what it means to contribute to a growing and vibrant practice.  You have seen it all/done it all inside organizations across many verticals and want to bring your experiences and war stories to a group of eager, like-minded change leaders.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities at Our Clients: 

  • Work with executives, organizations, and heads of business units 

  • Work with product lines, tribes, ARTs, or meta-teams at the client site 

  • Act as a guiding force for scrum masters and agile coaches 

  • Track organizational and engagement-level metrics 

  • Work with account executives in the delivery of new opportunities and clients 

  • Provide engagement summaries (when requested) and maintain information radiators 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities in our Practice: 

  • Develop new skills to improve the way we coach teams toward improvement 

  • Provide individual contributions to Practice 

  • Publish blogs, white papers, and other public material; two to four per quarter 

  • Speak at conferences, meet-ups, and other public events to expand the MATRIX brand 

  • Consistently maintain high customer satisfaction and delivery results 

  • Serve as a squad leader to our market and regional delivery squads 

  • Facilitate engagement summaries when requested 

  • Creates IP/IC that aligns with the Practice strategy, internal accelerators, and client information 

  • Provides support to each squad member in continuous improvement 

  • Creates and maintains methods of cross-squad communication 

  • Be responsible for meeting contribution to revenue targets 

  • Use your professional network to grow the consulting business 

Knowledge - Qualifications: 

  • Long-standing ability to work in a consulting role.  There will be targets for contribution to revenue and company growth and this role expects that the candidate can excel. 

  • Knowledge and/or experience of Kanban, Scrum, multiple Scaling practices and other critical ways of working 

  • Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form 

  • Demonstrable experience in providing agility coaching to organizations and leaders 

  • Ability to train agile practices to multiple organizations, executives, teams, and communities 

  • Strong, demonstrated communication/presentation abilities 

  • Ability to write, speak and present effectively to individuals, small groups, and large groups 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Office 365 Suite 

  • VersionOne, Atlassian Jira, or other ALM knowledge 

  • Knowledgeable in multiple communication, collaboration, remote applications 

  • DevOps, Product Ideation, Product Creation tools knowledge a plus 

Education – Experience:  

  • Five or more years’ experience working as an agile coach, preferably coaching a variety of situations and competencies 

  • Certifications not required but the following are a plus: 

  • CTC, CEC 

  • SPC, SPCT 

  • ICP-ENT, ICP-CAT, and ICE-EC 

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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