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Job SummarynApex Systems, the nations 2nd largest IT Staffing firm, is in search of an Agile Coach. The Agile Coach is an individual who has extensive Agile practical-usage experience and theoretical knowledge across a broad range of industries at various levels of Agile maturity. This leadership and mentoring role is highly adaptive and requires excellent communication (verbal, written), facilitation and presentation skills; wide breadth of technical aptitudes across Business and Technology roles; ability to assess situations, provide creative solutions and mitigations based on vast experience; and influence outcomes.
Stellar coaching and training skills are required to influence individual, group (project, program, portfolio) and organizational development with focus on cultural change, Lean principles and Change Management.nThe individual works across all levels of the organization to increase Agile acumen, develop and enhance intellectual property, and standardize and implement processes and best practices to ensure successful adoption of Agile principles and techniques to achieve the greatest business value. The Agile Coach works with the team to drive the adoption and optimization of Agile practices at both the Enterprise and project level, and must be abreast of the various Agile frameworks and methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, etc.) at an advanced level. First-hand involvement with Agile transformation and scaling efforts is required.nIn addition to being an Agile expert, the Agile Coach provides mentoring and coaching to other Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters; and must be able to correlate learnings to principles and practices with supporting, relevant examples.nKey Responsibilities:
nEmbrace servant leadership and display the behaviors to invoke mindset shifts associated with Agile methodsn
Coach peers, teams and management on Agile concepts, practices, benefits and metricsn
Evaluate and mentor new and existing Agile project teams (Core & Extended)nDevelop and deliver training classes for Agile project teamsn
Establish, implement and capture team metrics with the ability to roll up and provide an executive viewn
Continuous assessment and improvement for Agile effortsn
Requirements of Agile Coach:nMinimum of 3-5 years of Agile practical usage; 5+ years preferredn
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience requiredn
Involvement in the Agile communityn
Agile CertificationsnExpert understanding of advanced and basic software development methodologies and fundamentals (Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall, etc.)nUnderstanding of all facets of the software development life cycle including: planning, requirements management, development, quality assurance, change management and release managementn
Experience with developing, testing and deploying software utilizing a rapid, iterative delivery methodn
Experience with continuous integration and test-driven development practices, test automation and toolsn
Experience with Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (JIRA, Rally, VersionOne)n
- Please note that as a contract employee with Apex Systems, you'd be eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts/Perks and our Referral Program.*nEEO EmployernApex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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