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Agile Coach
Ref No.: 18-01003
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Start Date: 09/04/2018
The Design & Development Solutions Team (DDS) is a part of the Global Business & Technology Services organization. DDS provides development and support for company-wide and business unit applications. This position is for an Agile Coach / Trainer to work on the Agility Coaching and Training team.
The Design & Development Solutions Team (DDS) is a part of the Global Business & Technology Services organization. DDS provides development and support for company-wide and business unit applications. This position is for an Agile Coach / Trainer to work on the Agility Coaching and Training team.
  • Responsibilities:
    Primary responsibilities include the following:
    • Develop content/training materials and deliver training to new Scrum & Kanban teams.
    • Coach teams and management towards adopting an Agile Mindset.
    • Mentor new Scrum Masters and project teams.
    • Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation.
    • Facilitate the transition of new and existing projects to an Agile way of working.
    • Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning; provide guidance in creating artifacts; capture team capacity hours for the planned upcoming release and for each sprint; facilitate team ceremonies with an eye on process and related best practices; provide coaching to promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity.
    Primary responsibilities include the following: • Develop content/training materials and deliver training to new Scrum & Kanban teams. • Coach teams and management towards adopting an Agile Mindset. • Mentor new Scrum Masters and project teams. • Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation. • Facilitate the transition of new and existing projects to an Agile way of working. • Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning; provide guidance in creating artifacts; capture team capacity hours for the planned upcoming release and for each sprint; facilitate team ceremonies with an eye on process and related best practices; provide coaching to promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity.
  • Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree preferably in computer science or business-related discipline.
    • Experience with Agile (Scrum & Kanban) for at least 5+ years.
    • Scrum Master certification (CSM)
    • Experience with the adoption of Scrum and Kanban frameworks.
    • Experience with training new Scrum & Kanban teams.
    • Excellent communication, presentation, facilitation & coaching skills.
    • Proven track record of successfully coaching Agile teams in a results-driven environment
    • Working knowledge of JIRA
    • 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 with the Scrum approach (example: Burndown charts, retrospective formats, que replenishment, bugs, etc).
    • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Story writing, Test & Learn, Continuous Integration, Paired Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games.