Agile Coach

  • Agile Coach, CSP, CSD, SAFe

  • Contract Corp-To-Corp, Contract Independent, Contract W2

  • Excellent!

  • Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Agile Coach

Description

We are looking for enterprise coaches who have done at least 3-4 large Agile Transformations, 5-7 years of Agile experience at the minimum

  • Experience in with Scrum for Software and Embedded Systems
  • Expertise in Product Management (writing User Stories, backlog creation)
  • 5-10+ years as an Agile Coach/Scrum Master for high-performance teams
  • Excellent Facilitation skills
  • Has transformed large scale business from Waterfall to Agile
  • Has experience in coaching distributed teams

An Agile Coach provides targeted coaching to Scrum teams by observing, consulting, and providing feedback to improve Agile

Key responsibilities for an Agile coach

  • Observing and guiding Agile teams
  • Provide feedback for improvement in a timely manner
  • Answering ad-hoc Agile questions
  • Support and develop the Scrum Master to make the Scrum Master more capable
  • Provide Agile overview to new team/team members
  • Ability to communicate with Scrum Masters/Product Owners and team members
  • Participate on Agile Internal Coach Council
  • Has respect and credibility at the local level
  • Understands the local organizations and products
  • Escalation of improvements as needed

Once you get started:

Coaches train Scrum leadership teams when they start using Agile, helping them prepare key artifacts and schedule their first sprint

Coaches train Scrum team members on the roles of Agile, helping them setup their first artifacts and perform agile ceremonies

Coaches regularly perform on-site coaching to provide practical advice on agile practices, ceremonies and artifacts

Coaches perform remote mentoring, by holding weekly conference call to answer questions and by attending key ceremonies

remotely

Essential experiences / skills for a coach

  • Agile Evangelist
  • End to end product delivery experience
  • Strong Facilitator
  • Experienced Agile Mentor
  • Strong knowledge of best practices
  • Received coaching training from internal or external coaches
  • Ability to communicate with Developers, Testers and other team members
  • Respect and credibility within the various Agile teams
  • Proven track record to work with cross functional teams
  • Specialization in one or more Agile Practices
  • Familiarity / trained in UE Agile Practices

Requirements:

  • 10-12 years overall experience in software engineering, software management, product development or program management
  • 4-5 years Agile Transformation/ global company setting
  • Agile hands-on working coach
  • Must be still very hands on, work in the trenches with the Scrum Teams as Scrum Master if needed or other capacity as required.
  • Scaled Agile Framework: SAFe – Must have
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) – Must have
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) – Must have
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • ACP-Agile Certified Professional
  • Rally, KanBan, ScrumBan
  • Work with the Agile Transformation Committee and other Scrum Teams to guide and lead us through the transformation effort.
  • Teach others, whether it’s your Scrum Team, other Scrum Team, Management Team, or Executives on “Becoming” Agile.

Keywords: Agile Leader, Agile Trainer, Agile Champion, Senior Scrum Master, Agile Transformation Leader