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Agile Team Coach/Houston, TX 6 mth+ contract (NTTJP00001629)
Ref No.: 18-00483
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Contract
 Job Responsibilities
We are looking for an Agile Team Coach to assist ExxonMobil's internal Agile / DevOps CoE in working with teams who are trying to become Agile. This individual would be expected to become an embedded team coach for a number of application development and other IT teams.
Though the scope of each coaching engagement varies (project vs. base support, training vs. consulting, etc.), the coach would be assigned by the Agile / DevOps CoE, and a coach would be expected to:
Required Skills Preferred Skills:
1. Spend time with the team / team leadership to understand their needs, problems, and wants
2. Devise a strategy (consistent with the organizational Transformation strategy) to help transform the team to Agile or enhance the team's performance
3. Train the team on Agile concepts
4. Help the team set up tooling to track their work
5. Help the team to collect and understand team level metrics
6. Support the team as they go through their Agile transformation Job Requirements
• 5+ Years Agile Team Coaching Experience  (flexible on exact years but want experience)
• 3+ Years Experience participating on an Agile Team  (flexible on exact years but want experience)
• Knowledge of and Experience utilizing Agile within a project
o Knowledge of how to plan and estimate an Agile project
o Knowledge of Agile Project Controls
• Knowledge of and Experience in General Agile Implementation
o User Stories and Requirements Gathering  
o Estimation of User Stories
o Prioritization
o Product Owners  o Agile Metrics  o Team Kick-Off  
• Knowledge of and Experience with Scrum as a team framework  
• Knowledge of and Experience with Kanban as a team framework
• Knowledge of and Experience with coaching teams utilizing Scaled Agile Framework
• Experience with Team Foundation Server for Agile Work Planning
• Knowledge and experience with Agile Technical Software Practices  o TDD  o Automated Testing  o CI/CD  o Paired Programming / Mob Programming
Desired Skills:
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
• Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
• Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
• Certified SAFe Agilist
• Knowledge of Financial Accounting Processes
• Knowledge of and experience with SAP Education: Information Systems or related degree