Agile Coach

Location: Atlanta, GA, GA
Date Posted: 10-12-2016
Location : Atlanta, Norfolk, Thousand Oaks or Indianapolis (Any of these as per candidate’s preference. Pls mention the desired location while submitting)
Job description –
Agile Coach:
- Certified Scrum Trainer certification
- Coach and mentor other scrum masters in our product team. Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.
- Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence. Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community.
Essential Duties:

- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers

- Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization

- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

- Facilitating getting the work done without assigning

- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

- Facilitating the Scrum Ceremonies – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective

- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Required Skills/Experience

- First level Scrum Master certification (CSM)

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years, diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

- Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills



Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)

- Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP)

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

- Previous experience as a team lead

In addition to the above, as Agile Coach:

- Certified Scrum Trainer certification

- Coach and mentor other scrum masters in our product team. Ensure that our ways of working are consistent across the teams.

- Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence. Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community.
 


At least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or an equivalent in education is required for this position.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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