Agile Coach (2029503)

at Apex Systems in CHICAGO, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job#: 2029503

Job Description:

Agile Coach
Hybrid - Onsite 1-2 days per week
Locations: Chicago or Quincy (outside of Boston)
12 month contract + option to convert to FTE

Job Description:
Team has 3 Agile coaches and looking to expand and sustain the squads that they have.
DevOps--two major tools--Legacy JIRA and Azure DevOps--moving towards Azure DevOps--someone who is able to configure the tools--cases with JIRA where they can generate reports
Must Haves:
SAFe ART Launch Certification
SPC 6 Cert with training experience required --conducting trainings
Devops tool configuration
5 Years of Azure experience
Configuring tools like Azure DevOps
At least a BA degree
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Provide hands-on support to teams in adopting an agile mindset and practices with a focus on growing capabilities in teams.-Educate employees at all levels, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. Provide training sessions, charter boot camps and other interactive workshops as required that lead toward the organization-wide adoption of Agile methodologies.-Provide Agile coaching, which will require expertise in Agile Scrum, SAFe or SAFe-like frameworks, Test driven development and Kanban principles, methods, and techniques-Define, own, and sustain the master playbook on Agile for RBS based on evaluation of Agile frameworks, Organizational goals, and using learnings from pilot teams.-Ensure adoption of the Agile methodology and playbook is consistent across the organization by working with Agile teams and product owners.-Work with the Product owners and the engineering team to align the product vision with the delivery roadmap, quarterly & sprint goals-Facilitating multi-team events like Scrum of Scrum, Big Room Planning, Retrospectives.-Coach and mentor scrum masters. Develop self-organizing teams of agile teams. Access and measure the maturity of an agile team regularly.-The primary framework being used is SAFe, supported by JIRA and Confluence.Qualifications: -Bachelors degree in a technology related field or equivalent experience-5 experience acting as a scrum master or agile coach in a fast-moving tech environment-5 years related work experience playing an active leadership role in scaled agile transformations-Experience providing hands-on coaching, guidance, and support to all members of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) teams-Key Skills: Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Frameworks-Experience working with Jira and confluence.-Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate complex messages and teach new concepts-Demonstrated experience coaching organizations on agile best practices, expert in all topics involving agile and experience working across organizational levels.-SAFe certificationPreferred Qualifications:-Retail experience-Consulting Experience-MBA or advanced degree in relevant technology or business related field














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Job Posting: 11917024

Posted On: May 20, 2024

Updated On: Jun 20, 2024

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