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Agile Coach

Pennington, New Jersey

Job Description:

In the role, the coach will work at all levels of the organization, from individual team members to technology executives to foster a robust Agile culture and mindset. A coach will use all possible tools to guide the portfolios, programs and products through the changes: Presenting progress to senior leaders, suggesting and promoting organization changes, running a retrospective, delivering training, blogging, writing articles in newsletters, being fluent in Kanban and Scrum or creating value streams are all part of the coach’s arsenal. 

The successful coach is a person who changes organizations, a strategist who drives long term change, a designer who shapes solutions, a salesperson who grows their contacts and networks, an engineer who solves problems and a teacher for those around them. 

Responsible for enabling teams, up to an entire Agile Release Train, to learn, implement, and mature Lean-Agile principles and practices. Trains and coaches teams on Agile and modern engineering practices. Empowers teams to become self-managing, fulfill their cross-functional potential, and have an attitude of relentless improvement and drive that improvement. Guides and supports the transformation to Lean-Agile, education leaders on the mindset. Performs hands-on training/coaching to teams in all aspects of Lean-Agile. Coaches lead roles and teams to embrace a Lean-Agile and learning mindset. Provides guidance about how to create and manage and intake process, healthy backlog, and how to facilitate valuable Agile ceremonies. Helps align teams to Enterprise Agile standards and practices, and coaches team members through change. Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution within and across teams. Helps to identify and resolve organizational impediments that impact team maturity and performance. Provides feedback to management regarding the progress of Agile adoption within their teams. Helps form and sustain Agile Communities of Practices, and participates in the Agile Center of Excellence. Individual contributor.

Required Skills:

-    5+ years’ experience in technology and working in an Agile environment

-    Working knowledge of Lean Agile SDLC processes and deliverables

-    Ability to lead discussions with Agile leaders, managers, and team members on relevant Agile topics

-    Working knowledge of JIRA

-    Scrum Master certified (CSM or SSM)

-    Ability to performs hands-on training/coaching to teams in all aspects of Lean-Agile

-    Experience in coaching within the Agile framework

-    Experience in coaching and demonstrating facilitation of core agile practices including but not limited to: Kanban, scrum, feature/epic and story backlog prioritization and grooming, Release planning, Iteration/Sprint planning, Metrics, Story distribution

-    Experience in transforming organizations from waterfall to Agile

-    Experience in weaving in regulatory requirements into an Agile flow of work by understanding what they are and lead team mates to do the right thing to ensure that all regulations are being followed.

Desired Skills:

-    Effective team player, capable of partnering with a global team of strong, experienced coaches

-    Deep experience in scrum and or Kanban

-    Ability to affect change at all levels

-    Ability to affect change across large numbers of teams and products

-    Passion for process engineering, agility, lean thinking and rapid delivery of high quality products

-    Deep understanding of product flow, lean metrics and optimizations

-    capable of striving in a fast pace, ever changing environment

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

In the role, the coach will work at all levels of the organization, from individual team members to technology executives to foster a robust Agile culture and mindset. A coach will use all possible tools to guide the portfolios, programs and products through the changes: Presenting progress to senior leaders, suggesting and promoting organization changes, running a retrospective, delivering training, blogging, writing articles in newsletters, being fluent in Kanban and Scrum or creating value streams are all part of the coach’s arsenal. 

The successful coach is a person who changes organizations, a strategist who drives long term change, a designer who shapes solutions, a salesperson who grows their contacts and networks, an engineer who solves problems and a teacher for those around them. 

Responsible for enabling teams, up to an entire Agile Release Train, to learn, implement, and mature Lean-Agile principles and practices. Trains and coaches teams on Agile and modern engineering practices. Empowers teams to become self-managing, fulfill their cross-functional potential, and have an attitude of relentless improvement and drive that improvement. Guides and supports the transformation to Lean-Agile, education leaders on the mindset. Performs hands-on training/coaching to teams in all aspects of Lean-Agile. Coaches lead roles and teams to embrace a Lean-Agile and learning mindset. Provides guidance about how to create and manage and intake process, healthy backlog, and how to facilitate valuable Agile ceremonies. Helps align teams to Enterprise Agile standards and practices, and coaches team members through change. Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution within and across teams. Helps to identify and resolve organizational impediments that impact team maturity and performance. Provides feedback to management regarding the progress of Agile adoption within their teams. Helps form and sustain Agile Communities of Practices, and participates in the Agile Center of Excellence. Individual contributor.

Required Skills:

-    5+ years’ experience in technology and working in an Agile environment

-    Working knowledge of Lean Agile SDLC processes and deliverables

-    Ability to lead discussions with Agile leaders, managers, and team members on relevant Agile topics

-    Working knowledge of JIRA

-    Scrum Master certified (CSM or SSM)

-    Ability to performs hands-on training/coaching to teams in all aspects of Lean-Agile

-    Experience in coaching within the Agile framework

-    Experience in coaching and demonstrating facilitation of core agile practices including but not limited to: Kanban, scrum, feature/epic and story backlog prioritization and grooming, Release planning, Iteration/Sprint planning, Metrics, Story distribution

-    Experience in transforming organizations from waterfall to Agile

-    Experience in weaving in regulatory requirements into an Agile flow of work by understanding what they are and lead team mates to do the right thing to ensure that all regulations are being followed.

Desired Skills:

-    Effective team player, capable of partnering with a global team of strong, experienced coaches

-    Deep experience in scrum and or Kanban

-    Ability to affect change at all levels

-    Ability to affect change across large numbers of teams and products

-    Passion for process engineering, agility, lean thinking and rapid delivery of high quality products

-    Deep understanding of product flow, lean metrics and optimizations

-    capable of striving in a fast pace, ever changing environment

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

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Full time

JR-21021122

Manages People: No

Travel: No

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Primary Location:
1200 AMERICAN BLVD, NJ, Pennington, 08534