Senior Agile Coach in Atlanta, GA at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

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    Atlanta, GA
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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Senior Agile Coach with experience in the Utility Industry.
This is a 06+Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Atlanta, GA. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 20-09611

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coach senior business and technology leaders on the Agile mindset, the value of Agile delivery, and the conditions that are ideal to enable it.
  • Facilitate organizational alignment discussions around Agile delivery, strategic vision, and desired business outcomes.
  • Conduct assessments to validate the readiness of new Agile teams or to identify opportunities for elevating the maturity of existing teams.
  • Prepare organizations for Agile delivery through training and on-the-job coaching of Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers, and Development Teams.
  • Create collaborative coaching plans for teams/programs looking to optimize performance.
  • Support and contribute to the Agile Community of Practice as a thought leader (create content, facilitate workshops, host lean coffees, etc.).
  • Assist stakeholders in defining Agile metrics to show the value delivered by teams/programs
  • Identify and resolve organizational impediments that inhibit Agile teams.
  • Serve in a hands-on Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, or Product Owner role as needed, while establishing new teams or optimizing existing teams.
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • 10+ years of overall experience in technology delivery.
  • 3+ years in an Agile Coach role at a program or portfolio level.
  • Agile certification (CSM, CSPO, PSM, PSPO, PMI-ACP, SAFe, etc.).
  • Experience with scaled Agile programs (SAFe, etc.).
  • Agile mindset with expert knowledge of Agile frameworks and practices (Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, etc.).
  • Executive presence and superior communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation).
  • Experience building relationships with senior leaders, team members, and customers to execute on a common vision and strategy.
  • Experience influencing and managing project teams without formal direct reporting relationships.
  • Ability to be a champion for continuous improvement within Technology and Business teams.
  • Knowledge of Agile success patterns, common challenges, and techniques to course correct when issues arise.
  • Knowledge of best practices in Organization Change Management.
  • Knowledge of technical engineering best practices (Test Driven Development,Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, DevOps, etc.).
  • Flexibility to work with Agile teams in a variety of different contexts, team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.
  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle and Release Management
  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management concepts, including the ability to manage budgets, create resource plans and forecasts, prepare schedules, identify risks, and prepare mitigation plans.
  • Experience working on mixed methodology program (e.g. Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective).
  • Experience with managing backlogs and sprints via an Agile Lifecycle Management tool (JIRA, VersionOne, Rally, etc.).
  • High-level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Project, and SharePoint.
  • Certified Agile Coach (CAC).
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) with experience in establishing Agile Release Trains
  • Expertise in Product Development and/or Customer.
  • Experience Previous experience in Utility industry.
Our client is a leading Utility Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration.