Heitmeyer Consulting

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Job Title:  Agile Coach
Duration: Contract-to-Hire
Location: Remote 

 

Job Description:

  • Support technology and business leaders in the creation and onboarding of Agile squads as needed
  • Responsible for the onboarding and ongoing support of assigned Agile squads to maximize their success.
  • Fosters Agile mindset and culture across the organization.
  • Provides consulting to both technical and business staff assigned to Agile squads.
  • Responsible for building a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
  • Provides training and coaching on Agility and all aspects of the project and software development lifecycles.
  • Demonstrates hands-on expertise with Continuous Delivery practices and tools.
  • Provides ongoing recommendations regarding process, tools and implementation roadmap.
  • Identification of training needs and alignment of team members with appropriate training
  • Actively engage with assigned Agile squads, coaching them in Agile processes and mindset, and the understanding and utilization of delivery metrics to drive continuous improvement
  • Deliver Agile Coaching for multiple levels and groups within the organization
  • Advise and lead Communities of Practice for Agile leaders, practitioners, and other interested individuals
  • Collaborate with other Agile coaches, squads and leaders to identify and implement systematic enhancements to standards, tools or processes
  • Guide leadership in creating and focusing on business results, not technical results
  • Foster collaboration between Agile squads and shared services to focus on technical excellence and increased adoption and efficiency of Continuous Deployment practices
  • Coach and guide leaders to embody servant leadership and strengthen their understanding and adoption of Agile values and principles
  • Teach and Coach Scrum Masters to become effective Agile leaders who build strong teams
  • Coach facilitation of Agile events at all levels, facilitating sessions as needed
  • Advise and guide Agile, product, business and tech leaders on role clarity and responsibilities to effectively collaborate and lead Agile squads

Must Have:

  • Bachelors in Information Technology, Business, Finance or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years' (5+ years’ preferred) experience, with agile project delivery practices using SCRUM and/or Kanban
  • Demonstrable experience with the coaching stances of Professional Coaching, Facilitating, Mentoring and Teaching
  • Strong background in Agile Training
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile/Continuous Delivery concepts
  • Strong analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, & Power Point)
  • Experience using various Agile project delivery toolsets e.g. Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira Align etc. to visualize progress, risks, challenges and coaching opportunities
  • Deep expertise in project methodology and software development lifecycle.

PREFERRED SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Agile Coach (Scrum Alliance CTC, ICAgile ICP-ACC, International Coaching Federation ICF-ACC or ICF-PCC) or equivalent
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or equivalent

 

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