Robert Half Technology The Loop , IL 60601
The goal of an Agile Coach is to improve overall project success by increasing collaboration, innovation, and introducing techniques that promote adaptability and flexibility in the face of unpredictable circumstances. The Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams to ensure delivery of business value via both Agile Scrum and Kanban frameworks, providing team members with feedback and means of improvement, catalyzing organizational growth and answering questions. The Agile Coach ensures the philosophies and standards of Scrum and Kanban are understood and followed by the team in their effort to deliver services, solutions and products. The Agile Coach reinforces the Team?s practice and protects the Team from external impediments to help it remain focused on a sustainable, predictable pace of delivery. Agile Coaches must be assertive about adherence to Agile processes and enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits.
Collaboratively work with various Scrum and Kanban based Agile teams within IT to implement consistent utilization and reporting standards.
Understand the backlog and educate the various and diverse teams regarding how work can be managed and velocity improved.
Implement metrics that both Scrum and Kanban basedteams can leverage to measure performance and drive continuous improvements
Support the Product Owner as required, including backlog refinement, communicating information about the product and planning product releases.
Work with cross-functional teams to define and implement increments of business value including changes to people, processes and technology in accordance with established policy guidelines and standards.
Promote a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
When necessary, play the Delivery Process Manager role to facilitate all team ceremonies (Planning, Reviews, Refinement, Retrospectives, etc)
Work closely with Product Owner and Development/Product Team to establish the acceptance criteria for all user stories and make sure that all user stories are verified before the end of the sprint.
Work with the Product Owner to ensure the work completed by the product development team has visibility and is understood by the stakeholders.
Ensure Team adherence to agreed practice and quality measures and provides supporting guidance. Owner of the Scrum/Agile/Kanban process used by the team.
Identify, analyze and manage risks to the team?s productivity and stability. This is a full time direct hire position offering a competitive base salary, full benefits package, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and room for growth. If you are interested in this exciting position please reach out to Suzanna D'Silva with you resume at
5+ years work experience as an Agile coach.
3+ years experience in Information Technology, Finance, Banking, Treasury Operations or Capital Markets preferred.
Demonstrated experience working with Agile methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban.
Extensive experience working on cross-functional teams.
Prior experience as a Scrum Master for multiple teams in an iterative delivery model.
Financial industry experience highly preferred
Professional certifications preferred
Employment Type: Full Time