Sr. IT Agile Coach

Spectraforce

Jacksonville, Florida


6 days ago

Remote

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Job Description

Title: Sr. IT Agile Coach
Location: Remote (EST working hours)
Duration: 4 Months (possibility of extension)

Job Summary
The IT Agile Coach will train Agile best practices through the Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles. Coach Agile teams in release & sprint planning, retrospectives, and backlog management. Ensure teams understand proper backlog management and guide teams in determining suitable commitments for product backlog items and sprints. Assist the teams in tracking and communicating team progress and metrics. Support a positive and easy communication channel (team, product owner, stakeholders). Address team dynamics, assist the team in resolving conflict and resource constraints. Foster a culture of collaboration, creativity and innovation. Supports a single domain.

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed represent the major duties of this role, additional duties may be assigned.
• Coach and train agile best practices through the Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles. (20%)
• Coach and train value in Agile ceremonies, prioritization of technical debt against new feature innovation and software delivery (15%)
• Assist the team in tracking and communicating team progress and metrics (15%)
• Address team dynamics and coach conflict resolution (5%)
• Foster a culture of collaboration, creativity and innovation (10%)
• Coach and Train CA Agile Central (Rally) as a tool to assist team efficiency (15%)
• Coach teams on release and sprint planning, retrospectives and inter-team dependency meetings. (20%)

Job Requirements:
• Able to lead multiple Scrum Teams
• Strong knowledge of various well-documented Agile patterns and techniques (e.g. multiple Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, Release planning, Capacity planning, handling bugs, etc.)
• Partner with IT technical staff and Business Sponsor to ensure the design accomplishes both business and technical requirements
• Manages Issues, Risk, Dependencies and Change Request following the established PMO guidelines.
• Solid knowledge and experience in various Project Management and Product Development concepts, methodologies and processes
• Ability to manage tasks independently and take ownership of responsibilities.
• Ability to learn from mistakes and apply constructive feedback.
• Ability to communicate technical information clearly and articulately.
• Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
• Understanding of and SDLC disciplines
• Understanding of the concepts, theories and processes of the Project Management Methodology.
• Broad knowledge of IT functions.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of labor, cost management and project tracking and management tools such as MS Project.
• Ability to lead and facilitate project team status meetings to obtain schedule, issues, risk , and dependency updates.
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
• Strong Communications (written and verbal)
• Strong PC skills specifically utilizing the MS Office Suite products (e.g., MS Word, MS Excels, etc.).
• Expert in MS Project 2010
• Expert in MS Excel

Required Work Experience
• 5+ years related work experience.

Experience Details:
• Hands on experience - Agile Delivery Experience

Required Education
• Related Bachelor’s degree or additional related equivalent work experience Computer Science or related field

Required Licenses and Certifications
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 1 Year

Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with CA Agile Central Rally tool 
  

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $65.00/hr.

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