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DATE ADDED: Thu 04/10/2018

Agile Coach (Multiple Locations)

San Jose, USA
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COMPANY: MAXAGILITY CORPORATION

Job Description

Note that the location of San Jose, CA in ZipRecruiter is the primary location where we are sourcing but this position also travels to Fujisawa, Japan; Rochester NY, Irvine CA. Other candidate locations may be considered for the right candidate.

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Description

Are you someone who has passion for Agile, and a strong desire to remain hands-on in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? As an MaxAgility Agile Coach, you will engage customers to guide them on their Agile transformation journey and build their capability to provide business value with less risk. This is an outstanding opportunity for you to excel and demonstrate your expertise while expanding your experience and growing your career with a Fortune 500 client that is greatly expanding their use of agility. This is a chance to be more than a number and creating an "Agile Transformation that Rocks!"

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Your Activities

Help management at all levels of an organization to understand the benefits of maturing their Agile delivery

Teach, guide and mentor both new and experienced teams (Scrum or Kanban) on Agile and/or Lean principles and activities

Facilitate activities that help foster change and improvement

Maximize Agile team productivity and performance by recommending and helping teams to implement good practices and process improvements

Work with leadership to plan and manage releases across projects, programs and portfolios

Assist teams and management in defining and measuring Agile success and maturity

Coach management through the Agile transformation as their roles shift

Work with different groups across the Agile Enterprise (e.g., Executives, Management, ScrumMasters, Teams, Product Owners/Teams) to help them understand and apply Agile and Lean thinking principles

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Required Experience

You believe you are very good at what you do!

Strong servant leadership skills demonstrating a high level of initiative and ability to thrive in challenging environments

7 or more years of experience working with and coaching Agile teams

7 or more years of experience working with product or software development teams

3 years of Program-level SAFe Agile Coach

Must have led 3 or more ARTs

Experience as an Agile Change Agent – motivating and helping teams and organizations to challenge and transform their existing mindset using a Change Management approach like Kotter combined with MaxAgility's Agile Mentoring Program (AMP)

Experience supporting organizational software development transitions from Waterfall to an Agile/Lean framework

In-depth knowledge and understanding of Agile/Lean practices and principles and real-world experience in actual Agile organizations

Well-developed interpersonal, facilitation, listening and communication skills

Understands and have experience with the various roles an Agile Coach plays including teaching, coaching, mentoring and facilitating

Highly motivated with proven capability to quickly learn and work with new technologies in complex technical environments

Has a “toolbox” of approaches and techniques for motivating and facilitating teams

Experience developing software products in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) environment

Experience with Scrum using Agile management tools such as Rally/CA Agile Central, Jira Agile, or VersionOne

Past crusader/ evangelist stage, can help teams adapt to new way of working, can lead from back of room

Ability to work physically at various client work sites throughout the US

Agile ScrumMaster (CSM Required) and Agile Practitioner (CSP Required)

Agile Coach certifications (CEC, CTC, ICP-ACC preferred), SAFe-SPC4 (Preferred)

Authorization to work in the United States

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Desired Experience

Demonstrated mentoring experience leading one of MaxAgility's Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) Courses or equivalent

Demonstrated whole-organization transformation experience using MaxAgility's ACE (AMP + Communities of Practice + Embedded Coaching) framework or equivalent

10 years of IT Consulting experience

You are results-oriented, with a relentless focus on operational excellence and execution

You are a self-starter who understands how to effectively deal with ambiguity and changing priorities

You are passionate about communication, group dynamics and helping others discover how to be their best

You have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones

You stay current on the latest Agile-related trends and thought leadership and you are involved in the local Agile community as a participant and, ideally, as an organizer and/or speaker

 

Company Description
We are a group of Coaches and Scrum Masters who are excited to "Make a Difference in the World!" and have come up with strategies like our innovative Agile Mentoring Program (AMP) and DevOps to combat the many reasons that transformations fail.


Role: Agile Coach (Multiple Locations)
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Location: San Jose,

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