Ref No.: 18-02092
Location: Wayne, New Jersey
Title: Senior Agile Coach
Duration 6 months+


Timeline:

• Release of job descriptions to suppliers through Fieldglass – 5/11

• Suppliers submit resumes to Fieldglass – 5/16 by 12pm
• CRM preliminary review/shortlisting – 5/16 after 12pm
• Phone screens will take place immediately (1st rounds will take place in the evenings because the manager is traveling) There will be up to 3 rounds of phone screens.

The Senior Agile Coach will report to the Application Delivery Portfolio Manager within Commercial Insurance Technology. This role will be responsible for coaching and enabling the Application Delivery development teams. The Senior Agile Coach role will help to enable a culture of continuous improvement within Application Delivery, with the common goal to deliver valuable technology solutions rapidly and meaningfully to business partners.

This coaching and agile best practices role will support the organization's goals through the following key job responsibilities:

• Demonstrate appreciation of the depths of agile practices and principles and helps the teams appreciate them.
• Articulate and help leaders at all levels of the organization, both business and technology, to understand the benefits of working agile.
• Coach and mentor others. Support and train team members to optimize their absorption of agile and internalize the methodology. Enable development of self-sustaining agile teams.
• Drive organizational change, in addition to agile best practices and capabilities within the team, enabling the team to adopt and take ownership of their individual roles.
• Support team cohesiveness and enable Scrum Master, Product Owner and other roles to effectively perform their roles.
• Help support agile tool adoption and consistent utilization, in partnership with the Tools & Process Engineering team.
• Ensure consistency across the teams, in collaboration with Transformation Partner and Application Delivery leaders.
• Raise issues and drive change to remove impediments from the teams.
Requirements
• Bachelor's degree
• 10+ years technology experience, with at least 5+ years direct experience in Agile Delivery and Coaching
• SPC4 certification is necessary for hiring
• Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Rally Agile Development Software, Kanban and Lean highly preferable
• Experience performing these roles in the insurance/financial services industry, in a multi-national organization highly preferable
• Certified Scrum Master / Scrum Practitioner highly preferable
• Knowledge of the software development life cycle
• Has faced difficult challenges, organizational impediments, and has become a coach to managers and other outsiders in the course of addressing them
• Passionate about communication, group dynamics and coaching others
• Strong collaboration and influencing skills; Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships