Agile Coach in San Antonio, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/16/2019

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Job #:  955367

Agile Development Methodology Coach
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Job Role:
Delivery daily Agile Coaching and Mentorship to USAA Agile teams, so that development teams are productive in 4-6 weeks.
Minimum Requirements:  Supplier resources will have the following skills / experience / background:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or management discipline with five to ten (5 -10) years of project management experience using Agile techniques.
    • Possess proven ability to communicate effectively with both Technical and Business personnel on varying organizational levels.
    • Ability to review project scopes and goals and define techniques including iterative development methods to accomplish the project’s stated goals and objectives related to cost, schedule, and quality.
    • Proven ability to interpret and use project metrics to effectively manage assigned projects.
    • Experience interacting with project Executive Sponsor, business and technical subject matter experts, project managers, and other key stakeholders on project scope, schedules, risks, requirements, communication, quality assurance and issue resolution for large scale cross-enterprise projects.
    • Proven agile coach utilizing the SCRUM methodology at large organizations with complex system environments.
    • Team facilitation knowledge and demonstrated skills.
    • Familiar with Agile tools to support iterative tracking and development. 

Preferred Requirements: 
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Prior USAA experience

Job Duties:
  • Provide daily Agile Coaching and Mentorship to USAA Agile teams. This includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Coach teams on effective execution of the USAA Agile methodology and its practices in a repeatable and consistent manner as specified by USAA, including project managers, technical leads, testing leads, business managers, project executive sponsors, developers, and other team members.
  • Facilitate Agile training and workshops for project team members and project support organizations.

  • Build, refine, and instruct USAA owned Lean-Agile courses.  This includes but is not limited to, the following:
  • Agile Principles and Practices Training
  • Scrum master  Training
  • Agile Executive Sponsor Training
  • Effective Story Writing
  • Agile Estimation and Planning
  • Agile Automated Testing Practices

  • Help define and promote USAA’s Agile vision, methodology, practices and tooling.
  • Assist in refining and articulating the USAA Lean Agile Software Lifecycle Vision necessary to guide training, mentoring, project coaching, and adoption.
  • Identify and recommend new and improved processes and practices and assist with their adoption.
  • Help prioritize the Agile backlog for process/tooling improvements and support the execution of those improvements.
  • Develop innovative ideas to improve the delivery of software.
  • Assist in the change management aspects to have USAA adopt the Agile concepts being trained and developed.

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