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Agile Coach

Johnston, Rhode Island Citizens Bank


Employer is looking for an Agile Coach to help further our Agile transformation. Ideal Coach will be a strong practitioner with skills to educate and help mature Agile teams. The coach will also work with senior leadership to increase team effectiveness and implement Agile principles. Coach should have an extensive track record of introducing best practices, overcoming challenges and ensuring that the team has all necessary skills to make them successful.
Job Responsibilities:

* Train and Coach Agile teams on Agile practices, techniques, and semantics ensuring that all team-related ceremonies take place and those who attend understand their purposes while teaching all to keep within the time-boxes.
* Provide support for the development of a sustainable Enterprise Agile Framework.
* Identify and coach internal Agile champions, to remove reliance on external mentors.
* Ensure Agile metrics are being tracked, monitor them for indications of potential problems, and assist teams to implement solutions to those problems.
* Assist in resolving organizational impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments.
* Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning
* Provide guidance on creating Agile artifacts
* Facilitate team breakout sessions with an eye on process and related best practices



* Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
* 10+ years in Project Delivery roles (using Agile and Traditional methods)
* 3+ years Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile practices
* 5+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, XP, and Kanban using collocated and offshore distributed delivery models
* Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
* Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices
* World-class facilitation and communication skills
* Candidates need to be able to take a pragmatic approach in coaching the teams with the ability to adapt based on the agile `readiness` of the team they are working with.
* Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

Education and Certifications:

* Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
* Agile certifications

* Proficiency with multiple Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. JIRA, Rally, Version1)
* Some background as a developer, tester, business analyst
* Experience developing training materials and conducting training

Hours per Week: 40 Hours
Work Schedule: Monday through FridayWHY WORK FOR USAt Citizens, you’ll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYIt is the policy of Employer to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran_Employer is a brand name of Employer, N.A. and each of its respective subsidiaries, and Employer of Pennsylvania._

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