Senior Agile Coach

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    Technology & Internet Services
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    $81.00 - $90.00/hr.

Senior Agile Coach – Contract – Vienna, VA – $81.00 - $90.00/hr.

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship not available.

Our client is seeking a Senior Agile Coach in Vienna, VA.

Role Description

- 10+ years experience leading Agile initiatives with a proven background in software development lifecycle and driving organization through agile transformational at all levels of the organization.
- 10+ years experience leading Agile training sessions, workshops, ways of working, planning sessions and creating required documentation and material.
- 10+ years experience and knowledge with agile techniques, processes, tools that enable the rapid definition, design, build, test and integration of the product or solution.
- Experience standing up multiple Agile Release Trains leveraging product management principles.
- SAFe SPC certification required with additional agile and project management certifications that provide a well-rounded view of expertise.
- Lean six sigma certification a plus with experience identifying waste and opportunities to improve efficiencies.
- Experience functioning as an RTE, Scrum Master, Project Manager/Program Manager, Product Manager with the ability to function in an organization that leverages multiple methodologies.
- Lead the coaching and planning of multiple high-performing Agile development teams and large-scale programs across the organization.
- Coach, train, and mentor cross-functional business groups to build, sustain, and strengthen Agile values, SAFe and scrum concepts and practices, providing them the necessary tools and guidance to successfully implement across high-impact programs throughout the enterprise.
- Experience coaching senior executives and software development teams practicing Scrum, Kanban, DevOps and SAFe
- Strong emotional intelligence and organizational awareness with ability to challenge organizational norms and influence decisions without formal authority.
- Provide hand-on coaching to senior leadership and Agile teams in all aspects including attending ceremonies/events and providing recommendations and feedback to the team throughout the life cycle.
- Extensive experience with one or more agile tools such as Jira, Azure DevOps, Rally etc., preferably Jira, Azure DevOps and Service Now
- Possesses a comprehensive understanding of how each area in Information Services i.e. Architecture, design, development, test, deployment and operations collectively integrate to contribute towards achieving business objectives
- Prior experience working with senior executives and proven ability to effectively communicate and influence senior executives in decisions critical to adoption and implementation of Agile practice.
- Keep abreast of industry trends for Agile and best practices for enhancing product execution.
- Identify and coach Agile evangelists across the organization who can act as informal mentors/peers and continue increasing the maturity across the organization.
- Advanced skills in oral and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence individuals from various facets ensuring effective and active listening.
- Experience with large-scale software delivery and/or Agile transformation at scale in large enterprise with a proven track record of applying change.
- Experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) in a hybrid organization.

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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