Agile Coach

Location:Republic of Mauritius
Education:Master's Degree
Employment:Full Time
Contact person:Vlada Liashchenko
Purpose of the job

An Agile Coach is responsible for mentoring the key Agile roles within client Digital Factory, with the goal of improving the quality and efficacy with which products are developed leveraging an Agile methodology. Agile Coaches act as a conduit between technology and business to ensure that all voices are being heard

Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience
  • Certified Scrum Master / Agile Practitioner
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of Agile software development process
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Paired Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
Key Accountabilities:
  • Provide ongoing facilitation and coaching that enables your team to excel at agile development.
  • Facilitate discussion leading to collective decision-making, goal setting and conflict resolution across Digital Factory
  • Continuously seek to improve team performance by promoting joint accountability for results and solving productivity issues
  • Coaches the Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Tech Leads within client Digital Factory to  focus on delivering incremental business value while sustaining an engineering culture
  • Facilitates cross-team meetings and helps teams find innovative ways of resolving dependencies and navigating complex business and technical trade-offs.
  • Engages in problem solving sessions with team leads on how to develop long-term strategies and roadmaps which are congruent with the Agile approach
  • Conducts training sessions on the fundamentals of Agile with new team members
  • Communicates the new way of working with groups outside of client Digital Factory
  • Engages teams of external dependencies to develop an incremental integration plan
Experience:
  • Strong experience in software development lifecylcle
  • At least 5 successfully delivered projects using Agile methodologies
  • At least 2 – 3 projects that include an end to end Agile implementation where you played the role of a Scrum Master or Tech Lead. Experience in coaching 1-3 people on each project you have delivered
  • Practical experience with any of the key disciplines required in agile delivery – such as software development or business (system) analysis;
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a team player with a professional presence
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc)
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills