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Agile Coach
Ref No.: 17-01710
Location: Hartford , Connecticut
Start Date: 07/24/2017
   
Agile Coach 
Duration: 6 months contract
Candidates will be considered in Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; or Minnetonka, MN 

As an Agile Coach, you will be engaged with programs that are transforming from a traditional software delivery model to an agile delivery model, or a program that is looking to mature in their agile adoption. The scope of transformation ranges from individual teams to large programs/ portfolios that cross multiple delivery teams and business segments. This is a unique role where your passion, enthusiasm, and enjoyment in customer facing coaching will be highly valued. 

DevOps coaching or engineering experience a must as well. Experience with ATDD and setting up a CI/CD pipeline is required. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
-Act as an Agile Coach, concentrating on developing Execution leaders (RTE and Scrum Masters) and closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train 
-Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint) 
-Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog 
-Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the agile program and scrum teams 
-Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration 
-Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams 
-Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality 
-Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams 
-Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups, act in a single voice 
-Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice, Agile Coach, RTE and Scrum Master Forums 
-Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career 
-Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams 
-Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution 
-Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing” environment 
-Act as a mentor to Agile Team Coaches, RTE's, Scrum Masters and Product Owners 


Requirements: 

-8+ years of IT experience 
-4+ years of experience in an Agile delivery environment 
-3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach 
-3+ years Project Management experience 
-2+ years of leading people from an HR perspective 
-2+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple scrum team projects 
-2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective) 
-SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification and relevant work experience 
-Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field 
-Experience with Agile Planning Tools, preferably Rally 
-Communicative and social – Must be able to clearly interact with teams 
-Facilitative – Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team 
-Assertive – Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls. 
-Situational Awareness – Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management 
-Enthusiastic – Must be high-energy 
-Continual improvement - Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team 
-Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team to self-organization 
-Attitude of transparency – Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust 
-Quick learner – Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams 
-Ability to coach others in basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures 
-Ability to coach others in backlog refinement, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition 
-Ability to coach others in incremental delivery and the value of metrics 
-Excellent English communication skills in written and spoken form 

Assets: 
-Agile / Scrum Industry Certification(s) 
-SAFe Certification(s) 
-Project Management Industry Certification(s) 
-Healthcare experience 
-Understanding of other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise 
-Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team 
-Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices 
-Participation in industry agile communities

Intuitive Technology Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.