The Senior Agile Coach coaches, mentors and trains Agility values, principles and ceremonies to promote more Agile Application Delivery and leadership buy-in. The Senior Agile Coach will drive a culture of continuous improvement to deliver valuable technology solutions rapidly, collaboratively and reliably to the organization.
(Include area of the business & how many scrum teams this position will serve)
Articulates and helps leaders at all levels of the organization, both business and technology, understand the benefits of working Agile.
Demonstrates appreciation of the depths of Agile practices and principles and helps the teams appreciate them.
Arms Agile teams with the right knowledge, tools and training so that they become fully functioning, self-sustaining and accountable.
Drives organizational change, in addition to Agile best practices and capabilities within the team, enabling the team to adopt and take ownership of their individual roles.
Supports team navigate through the rough patches, common roadblocks and pain points (especially early in the adoption process).
Nurtures team and leadership through a shift from command-and-control management practices to collaborative, team centric environments.
Supports team cohesiveness and enables Scrum Master, Product Owner and other roles to effectively perform their duties.
Supports Agile tool adoption and consistent utilization, in partnership with the Tools & Process Engineering team.
Ensures consistency across the teams, in collaboration with Transformation Partners and Application Delivery leaders.
Escalates issues and drives change to remove impediments from the teams when applicable.
Required Technical Skills
Strong understanding of and experience with Agile software development (Scrum and Kanban).
Knowledge of the software development life cycle.
Experience as a Scrum master.
Experience with Rally Software.
Experience performing these roles in the insurance/financial services industry, in a multi-national organization highly preferable.
Required People & Leadership Skills
Passionate about communication, group dynamics and coaching others.
Strong collaboration and influencing skills; Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships.
Effectively navigates all levels of the organization to influence the necessary culture shift to help the organization realize its goals.
Ability to coach leaders and team members on overcoming organizational impediments.
Brings the right questions and challenges people in their thinking.
Deploys strong communication and problem-solving skills at all levels of the organization.
Exhibits patience and resilience in the absence of clear signs of success and progression.
Education & Experience Level:
Certified Scrum Master / Scrum Practitioner highly preferable.
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) SPC4.6 Certified (or higher).
10+ years technology experience, with at least 5+ years direct experience in Agile Transformation.
4+ years working as an Agile coach.
Cognizant Technology Solutions