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Sr. Agile Coach - Contractor in Maryland Heights, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 5/20/2019

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Job Description

Sr. Agile Coach - Contractor

Location: Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Duration: 12 months

Opportunity Overview Position will be responsible for leading and guiding teams of product owners, scrum masters and developers in Agile methodology.

Educate Colleagues

The Agile coach must educate employees at all levels, including senior, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. They provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead the teams to the adoption of Agile methodologies.

Mentor Team

As a mentor, the Agile coach is responsible for guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means of improvement, drive organizational growth and answering questions. They will provide hands-on support to all team members, collaborating with associates across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile

Develop Agile Adoption Strategy

The Agile coach is responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational and team adoption of Agile. This includes every stage of adoption, from the introduction of Agile and employee education, to fostering teams and cultures that practice Agile, to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement.

Implement Agile Methodology

This task entails implementing Agile process, principles and practices across the team and within the organization. The Agile coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation. In order to do this, the Agile coach must also embody the Agile principles and lead by example.

Position Requirements

  • The proper coach will be a strong leader and advocate for the adoption of Agile.
  • The Agile coach must be assertive about adherence to Agile processes and enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits.
  • The coach must possess great interpersonal skills, teaching abilities, and a capacity to inspire and motivate.

Core skills:

  • Having some programming experience in relevant programming languages as well as DevOps experience
  • Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
  • Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a Scrum Master
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) a plus but not required
  • Understanding and/or experience defining value streams within an organization