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Agile Coach in Cranston, RI at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job #:  806778

Agile Coach Opportunity - Cranston, RI 

Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.

Apex has an opportunity for an Agile Coach for a client in Cranston, RI.

The details for the opportunity are below. If interested in discussing further please send an updated resume in MS Word format to Meredith Furtado, mfurtado@apexsystems.com

Here are the details:

  • Position: Agile Coach
  • Duration: 1+ year contract-to-hire 
  • Rate: Negotiable based on experience
  • Location: Cranston, RI 

Must Have: 

  • 4+ years Agile Coach experience

Nice to Have

  • Financial Services background 

Summary: Agile Coach needed to further the use of Agile practices at a large Financial Services company. Ideal Coach will be a strong practitioner with skills to educate and help mature Agile teams. The coach will also work with senior leadership to increase team effectiveness and implement Agile principles. Coach should have an extensive track record of introducing best practices, overcoming challenges and ensuring that the team has all necessary skills to make them successful. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Train and Coach Agile teams on Agile practices, techniques, and semantics ensuring that all team-related ceremonies take place and those who attend understand their purposes while teaching all to keep within the time-boxes. 
  • Provide support for the development of a sustainable Enterprise Agile Framework. 
  • Identify and coach internal Agile champions, to remove reliance on external mentors. 
  • Ensure Agile metrics are being tracked, monitor them for indications of potential problems, and assist teams to implement solutions to those problems. 
  • Assist in resolving organizational impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments. 
  • Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning 
  • Provide guidance on creating Agile artifacts 
  • Facilitate team breakout sessions with an eye on process and related best practices 
  • Required Experience and Skills: 
  • Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments 
  • Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices 
  • World-class facilitation and communication skills 
  • Candidates need to be able to take a pragmatic approach in coaching the teams with the ability to adapt based on the agile `readiness` of the team they are working with. 
  • Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills 

Additional Qualifications 

  • Project Delivery roles (using Agile and Traditional methods) 
  • 3+ years Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile practices 
  • 5+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, XP, and Kanban using collocated and offshore distributed delivery models 
  • Financial Services background 
  • Agile certifications 
  • Proficiency with multiple Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. JIRA, Rally, Version1) 
  • Some background as a developer, tester, business analyst 
  • Experience developing training materials and conducting training

 
For this opportunity, you will also be eligible for benefits through Apex for the contract period, a W2 hourly rate, weekly pay, and direct deposit!

 

 

 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.