Senior Agile Coach

Boston, Massachusetts | Freelance | Job ID #48032 |
Posted Last Month
 

We are looking for a dynamic Agile Coach who will be responsible for facilitating, planning and implementing the Agile adoption initiative focused on Management and Scrum Masters. The ideal candidate will have a track record of successfully helping organizations transform and a strong background in software development lifecycles. Additionally, the perfect candidate will be a seasoned, mature, and organizationally savvy leader with a broad understanding of how to effectively facilitate change in an organization. The candidate must be an excellent listener, possess outstanding facilitation and conflict-resolution skills, the ability to work in collaborative environments, and have an energetic, self-motivated, value-driven and customer-focused mindset.

Skills:

  • Coach, mentor, and advise Management Team on Agile values, principles, frameworks, and approaches. Assist in the execution of the agile transformation strategy by supporting the Management Team to achieve agile goals.
  • Develop Scrum Masters so they can build their agile capabilities and serve their teams. This includes guide them in facilitating Scrum events and activities (sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review, sprint retrospective, backlog refinement, release planning).
  • Develop Product Owner skills among team members.
  • Develop and conduct training sessions and workshops to further support agile adoption.
  • Encourage and promote established engineering practices like unit testing, pair programming, test-driven development, and continuous integration.
  • Encourage and promote engineering practices that lead to an appropriate level of quality; foster learning and use of automated testing.
  • Guide teams in using and sharing data to improve outcomes, delivery, and organizational support.
  • Guide teams in removing impediments, finding agreement, and resolving conflicts; promote continuous improvement and continuous transparency throughout delivery cycles.
  • Assist teams in the practical use of JIRA and Confluence for sharing delivery data and progress across locations and time.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in training, mentoring, and coaching teams in adopting and maintaining an Agile mindset, with broad expertise in employing Scrum, Kanban, and modern engineering practices.
  • Hands-on experience as a Scrum Master, leading complex multiple technology programs/projects using Scrum; experience with other Agile approaches.
  • Experience using tools like Jira, Version One, or Rally (CA Agile Central).
  • Experience coaching geographically dispersed teams across multiple time zones.
  • 10+ years of IT experience, with end-to-end experience in large-scale systems development projects and process improvements efforts.
  • Experience delivering and supporting IT projects in the financial/investment domain is not a must by highly desired.

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Disclaimer:

  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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