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Agile Coach

Company: Kforce
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Kforce has a client in Louisville, KY that is seeking an Agile Coach.Responsibilities:

  • Teaches, facilitates, collaborates and mentors teams on all things Agile, helping to bring best practices into the organization

  • Coordinates and coaches teams within the framework of agile methodology, specific to Scrum, Lean and Kanban

  • Provides knowledge and expertise around Lean Agile processes while coaching key roles in the organization to be self-sufficient in day to day operations and practices and also coaches for enterprise-wide transformations

    Agile Duties:

    • Leads large scale Agile transformations and complex Agile delivery

    • Partners with key stakeholders and senior leadership in constructing the foundation necessary for transforming from a waterfall or partial scrum framework to a Lean Agile framework

    • Partners closely with roles such as Portfolio Leads, Product Management, Product Owners, Release Train Engineers and Scrum Masters to establish lean agile routines and practices that include but are not limited to: Kanban management, Scaled Agile Value Stream Mapping, Train Program Increment planning and execution as well as insight into Continuous Integration/Continuous Development, DevOps and automation

      Relationship and People Management Duties:

      • Helps the team work together efficiently to achieve a common goal

      • Demonstrate appreciation of the depths of agile practices and principles and helps the teams appreciate them

      • Teaches, mentors and coaches teams in Agile practices while building a culture where Agile teams can thrive

      • Trains leaders and teams at all levels of the organization to set Agile strategy, and help them understand and articulate the benefits of working Agile

      • Creates and drives a work environment with focus on continuous improvement, broad collaboration and alignment between teams and stakeholders

      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology or a related field

      • 5 years of experience acting as an Agile Coach in a fast-paced technology based environment

      • Experience with Agile; Deep knowledge of Agile principles and the ability to transfer that knowledge to new and evolving environments

      • Working knowledge of product lifecycle processes and deliverables

      • Deep knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework, Lean, and Product Development Flow principles in their enterprise context

      • Experience with large scale software delivery and/or Agile transformation at scale in large enterprise organizations

      • Shows proficiency in relevant programming languages

      • Excellent communication skills with the ability to empathize and relate with those new to the Agile methodology

      • Working knowledge of Application Lifecycle and Agile Management tools


        • SAFe SPC or equivalent industry Agile Coach certifications

        • Scrum Master certified (CSM)

        • Agile Coach & Mentor: Possesses strong leadership skills with a passion for teaching and mentoring others and has experience in coaching Agile

        • Experience in coaching and training within the agile framework (portfolio, program, and team)

        • Believes in and thrives in a culture of collaboration, transparency and trust across team

        • Experience in facilitation, training and public speaking

        • Experience in coaching and demonstrating facilitation of core agile practices including but not limited to: Kanban, Value stream mapping, Feature and story backlog prioritization and grooming, Release planning (Program Increment), Iteration/Sprint planning, Metrics (at all levels), Story distribution practices including estimation, Agile ceremonies (Scaled agile at all levels)

          The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.
          We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.
          Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.
          This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.
          Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
          *Compensation Type:HoursMinimum Compensation:80.00Maximum Compensation:*95.00

Keywords: Kforce, Louisville , Agile Coach, IT / Software / Systems , Louisville, Kentucky

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