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Agile Coach

St Louis, Missouri | IT
Job ID: 71025
Listed on 4/28/2017

Agile Coach 


We are looking for great Agile Coaches to grow hyper-performing teams by creating an environment of continuous improvement with the common goal of delivering outstanding software as quickly as possible. We want to take lean and agile principles across the enterprise to accelerate our digital transformation. 

What you’ll do: 
You will work directly with cross-functional, self-organizing teams enabling their ability to go from good to great. By focusing on people and their work in the agile ecosystem, you will coach teams facing tough challenges related to how they work and interact together within the team as well as within the platform. You will find and eliminate problems, roadblocks, bottlenecks and waste. You will facilitate learning through workshops and trainings as well as the continued learning after the formal training sessions, such as pairing and in the moment situations. Discover opportunities to champion agile values and adoption across IT and with our business partners. You will actively build, contribute and participate in the agile community of practice. You will act as a change agent to drive  digital transformation. Building and supporting a work culture that encourages team autonomy and fosters innovation. Challenges the mindset and status quo to seek and support autonomy, mastery and purpose. 


More about you: 
You have a passion for agility in software development and for driving change in people and organizations. You believe in continuously improving yourself, your teams, the platform and your organization. You have proven ability to communicate across all levels and can effectively orchestrate across multiple matrixed teams. In order to truly succeed, you will need to have the skills to build trust and strong relationships including influencing, negotiating difficult conversations and reconciling different, conflicting points of view.


You bring experience with software delivery teams using a variety of agile practices, including, but not limited to stand-ups, pairing, continuous integration / delivery with devops, inspection and adaption techniques, lean practices. 

Bonus points for hands-on experience in the practices of XP, TDD, BDD, aggressive refactoring and continuous integration/delivery using one or more programming languages. Familiarity and experience with using games to teach or generate ideas.