Associate Agile Coach

Allstate Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 11 months ago

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Job Description

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will be accountable for creating and executing on a roadmap of continuous improvement to increase the maturity of various Scrum Teams, auxiliary engineering support, Continuous Delivery, Go-to-Market, and product leadership for two or more product teams. The CI Manager will be accountable for the execution of the roadmap, measurements of success/failures, definition of ready, and definitions of done. This is a highly collaborative role, with the majority of teams or individuals needed to deliver on the measured improvements reporting to leaders or organizations outside of the CI Manager's direct span of control.

The Continuous Improvement Manager will also be the organizational point person to the enterprise wide Common Tools adoption/maturation initiative.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership without Direct Influence

  • Able to align matrix resources to execute on a common goal of maturity.


  • An active leader in the Agile Community

  • Understands Agile metrics to influence roadmap on highest priority for maturation

  • Able to explain Agile Metrics to Senior Leadership and tell the story of what the data is saying

  • Able to create new measurements to solve business or people problems


  • Understanding of pipelines/models/tools for CICD
  • Clears roadblocks and leads Build Engineers in CICD maturity

People Management

  • Builds long-term relationships within team by creating an environment of safety and innovation

  • Champions open and honest communication

  • Respects confidentiality

  • Leads with integrity

  • Welcomes new ideas, learns from successes and failures

  • Creates an environment of accountability amongst themselves and direct reports

  • Sets clear performance objectives for self and staff allowing freedom to accomplish objectives

  • Collects staff performance data against desired outcomes and service level agreements

  • Executes HR-related processes and develops staff through coaching and mentoring and providing specific, timely, open, honest, and constructive performance feedback.

  • Leads employees through change by using one's self as an example.

Key Competencies

General Management & Decision Making

  • Executes team strategy so as to develop and deliver innovative solutions and systems in support of Enterprise goals. Communicates strategy to the team so they understand their role in achieving the established goals.

  • Manages day to day work of employees by monitoring budgets, expenses and scope and facilitating project delivery and support for projects of critical importance.

  • Makes decisions that are largely operational in nature, implementing policies and processes within the team. Makes decisions that may have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities at the team level.

  • Generates and implements continuous improvement ideas.

  • Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and contributes to Allstate business and functional strategy.

Job Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a team oriented collaborative environment

  • Agile (Scrum) experience or Agile Coaching Experience

  • Metric and statistical modeling experience

  • Engineering or Product Management experience preferred

  • Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

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