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Sr. Agile Coach

Experienced

Vertafore | Development | Denver, CO

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Provide agile leadership and guidance to teams and leadership throughout the organization
  • Coach engineering teams, Release Train Engineers, leadership and individuals to improve Scaled Agile and to ensure continuous improvement
  • Facilitate transparency, consistency and alignment across the business.
  • Support the continued evolution of our agile practices across the enterprise.
  • Be an effective spokesperson and champion for our internal/external engineering teams.
  • Work closely and engage with teams to establish an environment that is motivating, entrepreneurial in nature and instill a sense of empowerment among the teams.
  • Observe, identify and introduce opportunities for improvement using story-led presentations
  • Conduct process assessments and focus groups
Skills & Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Min. 3+ years coaching distributed teams at scale
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Excellent written and oral communication, especially enabling visibility and transparency
  • Practical team experience with Scrum
  • Demonstrated experience introducing Agile and Scaled Agile to organizations
  • Large and small group facilitation experience
  • Continuous improvement mindset and understanding of the core tenants of Agile
  • Pragmatic approach to enacting change in individuals and groups
  • Previous experience as an Agile Coach and managing other Agile Coaches
  • Experience with cross-functional teams, both within engineering and across departments (e.g., customer support, sales, marketing, implementations, etc.)
  • The ability to “show up curious” and approach both problems and successes with open-minded curiosity
  • Project leadership & organization skills
  • Experience looking at and using data to tell the story

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.