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30 Sep 2020

Temporary Agile Coach (20-14934)

Axelon Services Corporation – Posted by iris.chen@axelon.com Tampa, Florida, United States

Job Description

Global Financial Firm located in Tampa, FL has an immediate contract opportunity for an experienced Agile Coach

“This role is currently work-from-home and will move to the office environment after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.” must have reliable internet, computer and android or iphone for remote access  ​

Job Description:
Experienced Agile Coach who will partner with several SMEs on a large transformational initiative within IT, business product teams and functional areas across multiple sites and large scale teams.

The selected candidate will have an impact on our strategic and transformational change initiatives across the enterprise and will be responsible for promoting key aspects of the agile transformation. The candidate must be an experienced individual who has previously served as Agile coach on highly distributed team(s); experience facilitating Agile/Scrum adoption in the past, and has experience in software delivery methodologies. We are seeking someone with a true passion for the delivery of great customer experience as well as operational excellence – while nurturing the team under their care. Working in close collaboration with the Senior Agile Coach and key senior business and technology leaders across the firm, this role is accountable to help promote the technology vision, development and delivery, operational stability and quality process improvements, adhering to and implementing Agile principles. Senior and seasoned Agile Coach who will partner with several SMEs on a large transformational initiative within IT, business product teams and functional areas across multiple sites and large scale teams. You will be recognized as a subject matter expert who is equally comfortable using common ALM tools (such as JIRA, TFS, and RTC, practicing and coaching agility culture and mindset. Provide leadership and technical expertise to teams in broad technical areas: systems analysis, architecture, software design, software development, quality assurance, performance characterization and release engineering.

Certifications
• Required or pursuing – PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Professional) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar certification

 Preferred
– Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification

Education
• BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education/experience

Experience
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a Scrum Master and/or Agile Coach
• Experience working within Agile Software Delivery environments and driving organization through transformational changes.
• Experience scaling agile to a product line and organization with a lean/agile approach while meeting the controls needed in a financial industry.
• Experience with one or more agile tools (such as Jira, RTC, Rally or TFS Version One) and agile frameworks (Kanban, scrum, lean etc.).
• 1-3 years experience with Team Foundation Server to manage the full lifecycle, including backlog management, defect tracking, test execution, build management and deployment activities.
• Preferred technical skills (coding, CI/CD, Jenkins, etc.).
• Knowledge and experiences with agile techniques, processes and tools that enable the rapid definition, design, build, integration and test of fully working code.
• Experience working with senior IT Project team members and proven ability to effectively communicate and influence decisions critical to adoption and implementation of Agile practices.
• Possesses a comprehensive understanding of how each area (i.e., architecture, deployment, design) collectively integrate to contribute towards achieving business objectives.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and facilitation skills and proven ability to work with diverse personality types.
• SQL, NoSQL experience preferred.
• Ability to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches; must be able to be a voice of reason and authority.
• Excellent skills and knowledge situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Core Responsibilities :
• Own, advocate, and coach existing and new teams on Agile methodology and scrum practices, multiple teams in parallel if needed.
• Coach and mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Developers with regards to the application of Agile practices.
• Guides teams in the adoption of Agile software development practices (writing user stories, release schedules and integration planning, scrum meetings, velocity and capacity planning).
• Regularly assess the Agile and Scrum maturity of the teams through retrospectives, metrics and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team.
• Influences strategic as well as tactical decisions through advice, counsel or provided services which directly impact the business of software delivery.
• Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams
• Be a change agent and foster a learn by doing environment
• Persuade and influence others through strong and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills
• Provides support for development of a sustainable Agile Center of Excellence and internal Agile Communities of Practice. Identify and coach internal champions and develop Agile Working Groups.
• Drive Agile transformation initiatives serving in a consultant and coaching capacity.
Provides in-depth and sophisticated analysis with interpretive thinking to define problems, develop innovative solutions and communicate risk and impacts.
• Inspire the engineering team members; leading by example while transforming the team to adopt modern application development practices and architecture.
• To perform technical and organizational reviews
• Manage team members working in a fast-paced environment delivering both tactical and strategic technology solutions.
• Effectively and strategically collaborate with business and technology groups on technology definition and delivery.
• Detect and solve technology delivery issues effectively. Strong problem solver and solution finder.
• Ensure contingency activities are covered related to system/application availability.
• Ensure service level agreements are met daily.
• Identify technical risks and mitigation strategies; interfacing with risk & compliance teams as needed.
• Strong people leadership, ability to form effective teams, assess talent, develop people, coach, mentor, and course-correct as needed.
• Foster and champion innovative technology solutions to solve complex business problems as part of a product model – emulate the “test and learn” philosophy.

How to Apply

Please send your updated resume to iris.chen@axelon.com

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 21 days.

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