Sr. IT Agile Coach

  • location: Jacksonville, FL
  • type: Contract
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Sr. IT Agile Coach

job summary:
Our client in Jacksonville, FL is looking for a Sr. IT Agile Coach to join their growing team. This is an onsite opportunity in Jacksonville. Sponsorship is not available.

 
location: Jacksonville, Florida
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: No Degree Required
 
responsibilities:
Job Summary:

  • Sr. IT The Senior IT Agile Coach will oversee coaching and training Agile best practices through the Agile Manifesto and Agile
  • Principles. The Sr. IT Agile Coach will act as a subject matter expert, overseeing lower level Agile Coach resources,
  • participating in interviews for open positions on the team with their recommendations being heavily weighted. The Senior IT
  • Agile Coach will evaluate and make recommendations on tools and support the updating of Agile standards and process
  • documents.
  • Coach Agile teams in release & sprint planning, retrospectives, and backlog management. Ensure team understands proper
  • backlog management and guide teams in determining suitable commitments for product backlog items and sprints. Assists the
  • team in tracking and communicating team progress and metrics. Support a positive and easy communication channel (team,
  • product owner, stakeholders). Address team dynamics, assist the team in resolving conflict and resource constraints. Foster a
  • culture of collaboration, creativity and innovation. May support multiple scrum teams/domains.
Essential Functions: The essential functions listed represent the major duties of this role, additional duties may be assigned.

  • Build and coach high performing Agile teams
  • Look for ways to strengthen team's understanding of Agile / Scrum concepts and principles
  • Ensure teams actions are aligned with the project goals / vision
  • Ensure Scrum practices are used and improved within and across teams
  • Bring transparency to Business and IT organization about development and grow trust
  • Skilled in building relationships and navigating through organizations
  • Maintain project data in the Rally tool ensuring updates are both accurate and timely
  • Identify trade-offs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and product owner
  • Lead by example: Do not shy away of any tasks that could help the team. Lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Foster a continuous learning environment helping teams to inspect & adapt
  • Lead a team in design, implementation, testing and validation of programming code and products.
  • Document and communicate expectations, resolutions and product information.
  • Set schedules, facilitate discussions and resolve problems.
  • Guide and shape team-oriented behaviors and interactions.
 
qualifications:
  • Required work experience: 6+ years related work experience
  • Required certifications: CSM certification required
  • Knowledgeable about various Agile methodologies and experienced in coaching Scrum teams
  • Experience working in Agile software development settings and teams
  • Required Management experience: No supervisory/management experience required
  • Required Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work; preferably in an IT related field
 
skills: Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Agile methodology disciplines.
  • Advanced understanding of and SDLC disciplines
  • Ability to manage tasks independently and take ownership of responsibilities.
  • Ability to learn from mistakes and apply constructive feedback.
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and articulately.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Broad knowledge of IT functions.
  • High critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and present solutions that are consistent with business objectives and strategy.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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