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Agile Coach For A Transformation Role At A Fortune Company
New York City , NY 10022
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Agile Coach for a transformation role at a Fortune 500 company
- Long Term Consulting role in NYC
Agile Coach with transformation experience to help scale up multiple teams in agile at a Fortune 500 company undergoing a large agile transformation.
An Agile Coach is typically versed in the product, process and technology aspects of the agile approach. He/she is a practitioner in all aspects of the scrum process in agile, which include planning poker, running daily stand-up, conducting sprint reviews and facilitating retrospectives. He/she would also be proficient in all aspects of the agile deliverables required for a technology team to build beautiful software. This includes hands on development of storyboards, wireframes, product backlog, user stories and acceptance criteria. Lastly, the individual would also have a strong understanding of key agile engineering practices to guide senior client IT leaders on improvement opportunities in their engineering practices.
Key candidate attributes:
We're looking for an Agile Coach that is multifaceted and has a real passion for agile software development and driving change in people and organizations. Typical candidates are evangelist in the agile community that regularly publishes papers, speaks at conferences and contributes to agile interest groups. Despite multiple years of experience leading agile teams, the individual is still an active learner and is excited about driving change and continuous improvements using agile. The individual is passionate about being a change agent and can strike the balance between 'doing' and 'teaching' to effective build our client capabilities in Agile.
Experience and Background:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or equivalent degree
Minimum of 4-6 years of experience leading agile projects as a product owner
and/or scrum master
Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)
Experience as both a team member and coach in the agile product owner and/or scrum master roles
Experience with building consumer quality products, enabling business capability and objectives through technology
Knowledge and understanding of technical engineering best practices (e.g., test driven development, continuous integration, etc.)
Proficient with drawing storyboards, creating wireframes, creating/'grooming' product backlogs, writing user stories and developing acceptance criteria
Experience with running and teaching agile in a workshop or classroom setting (preferred)
Relentless prioritization and alignment with business and IT stakeholders to ensure highest value capture
Excellent project manager that can plan 2-3 steps ahead of the team and surface hidden risks 2-3 levels deep within the team
Ability to work at an abstract level and continuously 'pivot' to arrive at the highest impact answer for the client
Enjoys and gets energized by complex problem solving and ability to push the innovation on solutions
Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effective and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team
Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence senior client business and IT executives on transforming towards agile
Excellent leadership skills and enjoys teaching/mentoring others
Ability to move between strategic discussions with senior client leaders to tackle on the ground agile coaching with teams
Agile Coach, Scrum