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Agile Coach in Alpharetta, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 3/1/2019

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Agile Coach

As a Agile Coach you will be responsible for championing Agile across Technology and Engineering programs. You will also help teams adopt Agile values, principles and best practices as part of the Center for Excellence. You will work across multiple teams to ensure consistency of approaches while encouraging teams locally optimize and continually improve through the use of retrospectives.

Agile Leadership: You will be responsible for determining how to mature our agile culture and process within the scope of Technology projects to best serve our current multi-office, multi-time zone, multi-cultural operating reality. You will also be responsible for continual analysis and planning to ensure our agile practices are world class and are always aligned with our operating reality as well as longer term strategic vision.

Hands-On Program Management: You will be responsible for working with ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Development leads and QA Leads in Scrum and other Agile methodologies such as Kanban and provide ongoing agile training and mentoring on organizational best practices

Agile Training/Tools: You will be responsible for defining, documenting and proving hands-on training for all critical agile roles as well as the supporting tools that teams will use. You will also be expected to provide input for which toolset will best support our operating needs.

Responsibilities:
• Foster and help facilitate, the self-management of teams
• Partner with multiple Scrum teams to advance Agile skills and improve results for the organization
• Provide hands-on Agile coaching to teams as well as product owners, ScrumMasters, managers and executives
• Encourage performing software development using Kanban, XP and other Agile methodologies as appropriate
• Continue to learn and implement industry best practices
• Manage through influence, but without direct management authority. Use capabilities to influence customers and stakeholders, and properly manage divergent expectations.
• Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles.
• Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation, relationship building, collaboration and conflict resolution skills • Excellent organizational skills, focus, and attention to detail are a must, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced, hectic, and energetic environment.
• Experience working across multiple time zones and getting results out of off-shore teams.

Requirements
• Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience, preferably in an engineering or technical arena
• 4 or more years of experience as a ScrumMaster
• Experience implementing and managing non-Scrum frameworks such as Kanban and XP
• 2 or more years of large scale Agile coaching experience
• Hands on experience in at least 2 different Scrum environments/companies.