Agile Coach in Creve Coeur, MO at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

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Agile Coach Summary:

Signature Consultants is looking for great Agile Coaches to grow hyper-performing teams in St. Louis, MO. By creating an environment of continuous improvement with the common goal of delivering outstanding software as quickly as possible. The Client wants to take lean and agile principles across the enterprise to accelerate our digital transformation.

Responsibilities:

  • You will work directly with cross-functional, self-organizing teams enabling their ability to go from good to great.
  • Coach teams facing tough challenges related to how they work and interact together within the team as well as within the platform.
  • Find and eliminate problems, roadblocks, bottlenecks and waste.
  • 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.
  • Actively build, contribute and participate in the agile community of practice.
  • Act as a change agent to drive Monsanto's 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.

Requirements:

  • Have proven ability to communicate across all levels and can effectively orchestrate across multiple matrixed teams.
  • Need to have the skills to build trust and strong relationships including influencing, negotiating difficult conversations and reconciling different, conflicting points of view.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5+ years of IT experience in Software Development
  • Minimum 5 years of scrum master / agile coach experience
  • Understanding of the Agile mindset through the Manifesto principles
  • Understanding of various Agile frameworks and practices
  • Excellent communication, relationship development and issue diagnostic skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, conflict resolution and experience in effective team building
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, influence and negotiate with others at all levels in an organization
  • Be able to coach teams at all levels of maturity ( brand-new to Agile - far along in their journey), coach Product Owners/Managers, and coach supporting leadership toward advancing agility. Helping them navigate agile practices, frameworks and cultural mindset.
  • Looking for Full Stack Agile Coaches: they can coach the team and beyond (business, strategy etc).
  • Being able to influence change working with others across the organization, IT along with business collaboration.
  • Advanced skills in facilitating Agile/Scrum framework. Understand the value behind the 12 principles. Mindset of community coach, not just one team.
  • Being able to partner, mentor and work with a small circle of peer coaches to achieve Agile Office initiatives.
  • Will get involved with other business units and their Agile transformation. Will also work at a community level with multiple teams.


About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.