Tantus Technologies, Inc.

Enterprise Agile Coach

ID
2021-1757
Active Clearance Required
Public Trust
Citizenship Required
No
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

In anticipation of an award, Tantus Technologies, Inc. (Tantus) - recognized by the Washington Post as a Top Workplace - is seeking an Agile Practitioner/Coach who will provide support to our Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) within our Agile PMO Operations team.

 

You will provide regular support and consultation to delivery teams, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and other stakeholders over the course of development operations to nurture growth and sustainment of agile practices and culture. You will work with leaders and associates with varying levels of agile knowledge to propose and facilitate the adoption and continuous improvement of agile, SAFe and general organizational agility.

 

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with the Company’s vaccination verification procedures, is required for this position, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation.

What You'll Do

  • Uses Agile subject matter expertise to coach new and existing teams on practices, and influence leadership and associates on the culture change required to shift from a traditional to an agile methodology and mindset.
  • Provide SME coaching to specific agile roles (Scrum Masters, Product Owners, team members).
  • Teach, mentor, and coach teams, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners on emerging agile and Lean methods.
  • Utilizes feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and partners with others to coach the program to continuously improve.
  • Fosters innovation with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve program delivery.
  • Coaches the program to improve collaboration and self-organization.
  • Acts as an Agile mentor/coach to any agile role or stakeholder.
  • Continuous learning culture: Actively seeks and leads a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training, and independent study to further develop self and community.
  • Coaches Program Management and Product Owners on Development of Minimal Viable Product and business-value-driving thinking, creating, grooming, and using the product backlog, removing impediments and managing stakeholders.
  • Works with senior leadership to identify opportunities to support and sustain the agile transformation.
  • Coaches multiple teams by facilitating/observing sprint activities (daily stand-up, refinement/sprint planning/reviews/retrospectives) and providing individual and team-based coaching on agile practices and helping to solve project and organizational impediments.
  • Prepares a variety of communication artifacts related to the agile practice, progress, and plans.
  • Develops and delivers presentations to various levels of stakeholders and facilitates working sessions to identify and resolve impediments to continuous improvement.

Must Haves

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree
  • Has at least 8 years' professional experience
  • Has minimum 2 years of experience implementing a variety of agile practices (Scrum, SAFe, XP, Lean, Kanban) across several full lifecycle software development projects
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the agile space as a Coach, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Business Analyst, and/or Developer
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required including ability to make effective presentations, create Agile training documentation artifacts, and interact effectively in negotiations and team settings
  • Ability to work well with people with varying technical abilities and business and business acumen
  • Must be able to develop productive working relationships with a wide variety of teams and leaders
  • Experience in illustrating the benefits and behaviors of servant leadership
  • Experience in coaching/mentoring teams to achieve better results applying agile practices
  • Experience in bringing industry knowledge from the agile community to the program/team
  • Experience in providing solution to teams, management and stakeholders to discuss successes, challenges, agile adoption & delivery progress and solutions for improvement
  • Ability to assess teams, create outcome-based plans to enable successful transition of team to self-sustainability
  • Experience in modelling the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with CMS governance practices and/or implementing governance practices to align with agile methodologies preferred.
  • Master's degree preferred

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