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Agile Coach

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Posted: 07/23/2019 Job Number: JN -072019-4381
Our fast-growing San Francisco/Bay Area tech client is in need of an Agile Coach for a contract position in their San Jose location.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing Agile Leadership coaching and training to Scrum Masters, Product Owners, functional managers, and executives.
  • Collaborating directly with product development teams to coach and guide them on the mechanics of Lean and Agile methods to achieve optimal team effectiveness.
  • Exposing our teams to the latest innovative thinking and ideas from the Agile community to increase agility.
  • Fostering community and learning by participating in Agile communities of practice.
  • Creating and delivering customized Agile training.
  • Mentoring potential and existing coaches.
  • Embracing servant leadership and displaying the behaviors that come from the adoption of Agile principles to foster a collaborative environment.
  • Assessing the maturity of teams and capturing metrics in order to support data driven decisions and continuous improvement.
  • Contributing to PDLC process improvements by soliciting feedback, updating documentation, and coordinating rollouts.
  • Expert at Agile Ceremonies and can work to understand when and which Ceremonies would create the best outcomes for teams
  • Has a positive outlook and creates effective channels of communications and working relationships
  • Strives well in the unknown and chaos by exhibiting calmness to the team
  • Motivates and improves team morale by identifying and supporting the development of strengths and passions of team members
  • Determines the requirements for time reporting, develops a communications management plan, and establishes status reporting process and cycle that works best for the team and leadership
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6-9 years of experience with agile in the tech industry including management of moderate to complex programs
  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Coach
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Professional certification
  • You have strong coaching, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • You understand and embrace the coaching stance and can utilize it to coach teams and leadership to higher levels of agility.
  • You have proven Scrum mastership, deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices, and the ability to transfer that understanding at all levels of the organization.
  • You have advanced leadership skills with an ability to lead by example and challenge command and control behaviors.
  • You have knowledge of and/or experience with successful Agile techniques, such as Kanban, TDD, BDD, Story Mapping, Continuous Delivery, Retrospective techniques, Continuous Improvement.
  • You have excellent understanding of Agile release planning.
  • You participate and are involved in the Agile/Lean community
  • You have experience with enterprise software and cloud technologies, along with a deep understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • You have experience with Jira
  • You're phenomenal at decision-making, consensus building and conflict management.
  • You know how to influence and affect change at all levels of the organization without having positional authority, and you have experience communicating up to the Executive level of an organization.
  • Knowledge of development methodologies, project planning and risk/issue management.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, & time management skills.
  • Familiar with System Development Life Cycle.
  • Familiar with multiple SDLC methodologies such as waterfall and Agile.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Familiarity with Project management Software applications
  • Excellent team building and coaching skills.
About Vivo

Having been in business since 2006, Vivo is a full-service recruiting and consulting company, specializing in mid to senior level technology resources. Our brand promise is simple: we get people. We get that our clients don t want to waste time and that our candidates and employees thrive when given honest feedback and an opportunity to grow.

Whether you re onsite at our Pleasanton headquarters or working for one of Vivo s clients the best brand names out there our promise to you is unwavering: we will treat you like you are our most important employee.

Do you think you get people get what they really need, and get how to deliver? We re not perfect but we re accountable. We re not in 32 countries, but we are in the heart of it all. So, if you are looking for a flexible, fun and high-energy work environment, along with the opportunity to work with some of the world s technology leaders, we can t wait to talk to you.

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