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Agile Coach

  • Johnston, IA
  • Direct Hire - Full Time
  • First Shift
  • bh_3515
  • Competitive
  • Information Technology
  • 4/14/2020
The QTI Group is partnering with a client to recruit for an experienced Agile Coach to join their IT team in Johnston, Iowa. The Agile Coach will drive the agile operating model by leading and coaching teams in the adoption of agile. Our company is going through a transformation to an agile environment so we are looking for an Agile Coach who has already been through a similar transformation in their organization so they can apply learnings and best practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a change agent to model and reinforce agile values; motivate teams to continuously improve their capabilities
  • Provide guidance to ensure effective application of agile values, principles, and adherence to applicable standards in alignment with industry-standard agile methodologies. Coach, teach, and build agile skills in others
  • Manage and mentor Scrum Masters located in multiple geographies
  • Assess agile maturity for multiple teams, develop plans to improve agile processes, and increase productivity accordingly
  • Help teams adapt and apply the agile and lean thinking and help them challenge their existing environment
  • Assist with the identification, collection, and reporting of agile practice metrics and measurements
  • Serve as an effective change agent who is both motivating change and making it happen

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/IT discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum four years’ experience as an Agile Coach or equivalent Agile Product Team role
  • Mastery of Agile development process, methodology, and scaling
  • Minimum 2 years’ direct supervisory experience
  • Ability to identify, attract, develop, and retain excellent Scrum talent
  • Experience implementing Design Thinking methodology, Mission Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, or Business Model Canvas
  • Understanding of the technologies & architecture of the technology product areas
  • Additional Advanced Agile Certifications desired
  • Experience desired performing in other agile roles such as Engineering Manager, Scrum Master or Product Owner
  • Strong understanding of DevSecOps technical practices and associated toolchain
Note: Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position