Agile Coach (Corporate Agile)

St. Louis, MO

Posted: 07/31/2019 Job Category: Software Dev. - General/IT Job Number: 140094

Are you looking for a new and challenging opportunity? Do you have experience managing Multiple Agile projects? Technology Partners can help you make your next big career move a reality.

Our client is currently seeking a talented person for a Release Training Manager (Corporate Agile).

What You Will Be Doing:
You will manage project workflow through the Agile Release Train (ART). You will coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Master in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets with an emphasis on acting as a mentor for Scrum Masters and actively developing team capability. You will also plan and facilitate all Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Increment ceremonies: Program Increment (PI) Planning Event, Pre-PI Planning, Solution and System Demos, etc. You will monitor and remove impediments that block progress for the Release Train to support scrum team delivery. You will communicate program information, status, and key health metrics to stakeholders. You will also ensure all teams on the ART are communicating effectively through professional facilitation. You will analyze program-level metrics and key performance indicators to drive continuous improvement. You will be responsible for managing and optimizing the flow of value through the Agile Release Train while placing an emphasis on risk management and continuous improvement.

What We Are Looking For:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience on a product development team using agile/scrum.
  • Experience in any of the following roles is preferred: Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach, SAFe SPC, Scrum Master, Agile Project Manager, Program Manager, Product Manager, Team Lead, Project Lead Business Analyst, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Developer, Software Engineer, and Senior Software Engineer.
  • License/Certification: Scaled Agile Framework Advanced Scrum Master, Scaled Agile Framework Release Train Engineer and/or Certified Scrum Master preferred.
It Would Be Great, But Not Required, If You Had:
  • Experience managing Multiple Agile projects, scrum teams, at various clients
  • Agile training (Certified Scrum Master or SAFe Agile classes)
  • Agile Coaching experience and approach with agile team (not command and control management style)
  • Experience with large and small agile project delivery
  • SAFe Agile team experience is nice to have
  • Prior experience on an Agile Release Train is a nice to have, but not required
  • Ability to present to executives and managers
  • Ability to build relationships across the organization to create positive agile mindset change
  • Ability to resolve risks and impediments across many large teams
  • Strong ability to influence managers and teams for Agile best practices and an Agile mindset
  • Experience on multiple agile projects, experience with project failure and project success
  • Ability to lead a large agile release train for high employee engagement and scrum team empowerment
  • Ability to organize large events/conferences
  • Experience in agile training or technical training
  • Responsible for managing and optimizing the flow of value through the Agile Release Train while placing an emphasis on risk management and continuous improvement.

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