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Agile Coach

Company: Tista Science and Technology Corporation
Location: Potomac
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Job Description:

TISTA Science and Technology is looking for an experienced Agile Coach to join our team!

Responsibilities:

• Establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members and guide them through their Lean-Agile Adoption (in-house and client engagements)

• Develop and set guidance, standards and practices needed for successful agile transformation, and co-chair Agile Community of Practice

• Plan and lead Strategic Agile Transformation efforts tailored to fit the organizational need

• Utilizing industry best practices and SAFe principles; plan and execute custom coaching plan at the Portfolio, Program and Team level

• Lead the coaching of multiple, distributed teams collaborating as ARTs and support client delivery as needed

• Influence at all levels of the organization to help to implement recommended changes

• Work with strategic partners and stakeholders to implement cultural changes needed for successful agile transformation

• Assess the current organization and delivery environment and support optimal Agile practices tailored to the client and CMMI/ISO guidelines

• Develop agile tool kit/library for new client projects to jump start planning and delivery of agile and SAFe task orders

• Advise and support the development of agile teams to ensure effective outcomes for the organization by creating KPI’s

• Coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level utilizing Lean-Agile methodologies and provide knowledge, tools and training so that they’ll be able to use agile to its full potential.

• Perform in various agile roles, including Scrum Master, where needed

• Coordinate the planning and execution of iterative releases driven by the program

• Prepare and deliver progress metrics to internal and client teams using effective communication techniques

• Plan, coordinate and facilitate all agile/SAFe ceremonies as needed

• Perform hands-on project work, including analysis, design and change management, as required by individual projects

• Facilitate meetings and discussion as needed for diverse and senior groups of government stakeholders and multiple contractor subject matter experts

• Responsible for creating/updating custom SAFe training material for clients as necessary

• Assist with development of education & outreach materials and other external communications as directed by TISTA leadership

• Deliver SAFe training classes to TISTA staff (and clients) leading to SAFe certification in a virtual and/or in-person classroom setting

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years of work experience in IT full development life cycle and SAFe

• Five years of SAFe experience required

• 2+ year experience with Scrum/Kanban Methodologies

• Ten years of total work experience in IT

• Ability to establish immediate credibility with clients, build consensus, and achieve goals utilizing a strategic partnership

• Experience with Agile delivery programs, particularly those using the United States Digital Service (USDS) Playbook and TechFAR.

• Experience using tools such as Jira, Confluence and Miro Planning tool.

• Experience in assisting teams write and audit epics/user stories, identify dependencies, and design optimal solutions

• Experience in a customer-facing role, including comprehending business needs, solving complex problems, and capturing business requirements to convert them into Backlog items

• Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people

• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills

• Experience working on Federal programs that are of high priority, visibility, and public-facing

• Must be able to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy

• Able to work under minimal supervision, act independently and exercise an expert level of decision-making capability

• Excellent writing and presentation skills, and ability to produce polished written products

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, or other Agile Certification required

• Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4.6 or higher)

• Certified SAFe Agilist

• ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching

Clearance:

• PublicTrust

Location:

• Rockville, MD

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.

Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

#thinktista #tistacares #tistavaluesvets

Employment Transparency:

TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.

The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Tista is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@tistatech.com or call (301) 968-3420 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: Tista Science and Technology Corporation, Potomac , Agile Coach, Other , Potomac, Maryland

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