CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Agile Coach in Fairfax, Virginia

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Agile Coach

Category: Project Management

City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J0119-0418

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI is looking for an Agile Coach to guide project delivery teams through coaching and mentoring with our team in Fairfax, VA. As an Agile coach, you will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of agile based activities and leading the development project team to implement iterative releases driven by the program. The Agile Coach will provide ‘change agent’ leadership in the area of agile best practices and transformation for the teams in the organization using the SAFe® Framework.

As an Agile Coach, you will lead the coaching of multiple, distributed teams and be responsible for leading Agile transformation at a project level. Your role includes direct coaching and support to a large transformation project. You should have strong Agile Project Management experience to also provide direct support and SME support to a large project team. You will coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level and transitioning away from waterfall processes.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Coach across the program layer (e.g., breakdown of epic to features, stand up of systems teams, product management, etc.) and to maintain portfolio and team level execution alignment. You will coach between 2 to 6 teams.

• In order to ensure consistency of practices, use the Agile CoE assets such as agile training, playbooks, assessments, etc. You will also use the Agile CoE playbooks to measure program progress and track criteria to self-sufficiency. You will also be responsible to deliver and drive the Agile CoE’s processes and methodologies to the IT community (e.g., ASGs/TSGs).

• Coach teams on how to set up and leverage client's agile project management tool for epic/feature/stories and inward and outward reporting. In addition, this person will leverage the tool for PI planning and dependency tracking.

• The selected candidate will support client's Community of Practice (CoP) by actively engaging and contributing to best practices.

• Will be an enterprise evangelist of agile ceremonies, practices and values.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 10+ years of IT experience, including Project Management responsibilities. Prior delivery role (e.g., , release manager, developer, tester) experience highly desirable.

• 3+ years of agile coaching experience, including programs with offshore and distributed teams.

• Experience coaching in highly matrixed organizations including highly diverse technology environments (e.g., Java, .Net, Mainframe, Cloud Services, etc.)

• Demonstrated ability to coach one or more Release Trains or coaching programs of at least 100 people.

• Excellent facilitation and written and verbal skills.

• One or more Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO) required. SAFe certifications (SA, SP, SPC) highly desirable.

• Experience with several agile project management tools (Jira, VersionOne, Rally, etc)

• Minimum 5 years of experience supporting business information/data management initiatives with a focus on new development.

• Experience in the financial services industry is strongly preferred.

• Ability to present analysis and findings in business context. Experience working with a cross-functional team to implement a key strategic project / enhancements.

• Depending upon the need, ability to act in different capacities for various tasks and projects.

• Strong Analytical and Problem Solving skills.

• Excellent Communication Skills

• Experience with the team operating from Onsite and remotely

• Experience with creating a roadmap for large scale agile transformation from Waterfall to Agile

• Experience with working Client executives and presenting Roadmap for Agile transformation

Collections knowledge is an added advantage

Other Attributes:

• Has strong focus on business outcomes and is focused on results

• Leverages exceptional ability and motivation to solve problems and learn fast

• Is able to provide and receive constructive feedback with in the target group, Governance, Development, Infrastructure and Security groups

• Excellent planning, conceptual, interpersonal and communication skills, management skills and analytical ability

• Supports teams in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies which assist the functional business units in meeting their strategic objectives by coaching teams through the technology TCO, ROI and long term support implications.

• Provides consultative leadership to business units and IT management at the highest technical level on all phases of project development cycle

• Leverages his/her skills to attract top talent

Experience and Education:

• The ideal candidate will have 7 years minimum experience working across 2 or more different areas of IT.

• Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, at least eight, typically ten or more years of solid, diverse work experience in IT with a minimum of six years experience application program development, or the equivalent in education and work experience.

Skills:

  • Agile Coach

What you can expect from us:

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