Agile Coach - Enterprise Level
SolutionsIQ - San Jose, CA

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Contract/Contract to perm/FTE role with work based out of San Jose or mid-west locations

Is your coaching preference to work with individuals and teams on their process — improving their success as a team and their effectiveness with Agile and Scrum? SolutionsIQ, a leading provider of Agile consulting, training, and distributed Agile software development, is looking for Agile Coaches.

We are working with a client based in San Jose who initiating a large-scale rollout of Agile training and coaching for teams located in six cities nationwide. SolutionsIQ is partnered with our client to assist in their organization’s Agile transformation. We are looking for Agile Coaches with training experience, preferably classroom training in Scrum Master, Product Owner and/or general Agile. Initially you will be providing group training in these topics (and potentially others related to Agile teams) with the engagement evolving into more of a Coaching role after the initial training. CST is not required.

This position offers opportunities to travel, work with a variety of teams, experience full-time Agile projects, and to learn from leaders in the Agile community. Candidates must be excellent listeners, possess outstanding facilitation and conflict-resolutions skills, and the ability to work in collaborative environments. The candidate will be selected based on their ability to function as a consultant, trainer, and coach.

Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience Prefer at least 2 years of experience as an Agile Coach with group training experience Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 5+ years of project management experience and 2 years of Scrum Master experience Advanced knowledge of the software development lifecycle and of several software development methodologies Experience with processes and tools supporting Agile methodologies Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types Facilitation skills in leading planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives. Ability to understand technical issues Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills Ability to coach and mentor the team to reach their highest potential Collaborative approach to decision-making on teams Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail Ability to travel 50-100%, depending on your location

Additional Skills Desired:
Experienced Software Developer or Software Tester, especially in an Agile environment Experience with Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Software Development and other Agile methodologies is a plus Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills. Experience conducting stand-up training Experience developing training materials Experience leading organizational change management Experience developing and growing business with new and existing accounts in a deliberate and strategic manner. Experience designing and deploying methodologies in many types of organizations

Personal Characteristics:
A predisposition to patience and tolerance. Must be comfortable and articulate in challenging change management scenarios, knowing when to insert self and when to fade back. Must be extraordinarily articulate, persuasive, and comfortable interacting with all levels of customers, from line developer to C/VP level. Effective and collaborative team member.

As an Agile professional, why would you choose SolutionsIQ?

When we ask our employees this same question, they explain that the best part about working at SolutionsIQ is the opportunity to collaborate daily with an outstanding group of Agile experts from a diverse set of backgrounds.

Everybody at SolutionsIQ is committed to Agile values and principles. From the day we began using Agile practices in 2004, our commitment has steadily grown. Today we use Agile in running the entire company--“we practice what we preach!” We help our clients to successfully adopt practices such as Agile engineering practices (XP), Scrum, Lean, and Kanban. We provide management consulting services, including organizational change management, program planning and management, and portfolio management. We also use Agile to build and deliver software for our customers. These software development projects are a laboratory for our Agile consultancy. We encourage our Agile practitioners to participate as students and as thought leaders in the Agile community.

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