IT Program Manager/Agile Coach in Center Valley, PA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Job Type:
    Computer Industry
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    6/12/2018
  • Job ID:
    120604
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    804/727-0018

Job Description

Volt has partnered with a large data and analytics company in their search for a IT Program Manager/Agile Coach.  In this role you will be responsible for leading the Agile and Lean transformation for multiple Lines of Business to lead and support the best practices in delivering innovative state-of-the-art software products. A significant portion of this will be influencing and driving change within a bi-modal (combination of Agile and Waterfall) organization as part of the transformation team, reporting to the Director of Agile/Lean Coaching.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a change agent and as part of the team of Coaches leading and supporting teams and individuals in their Agile and Lean journey.
  • Be able to make decisions and independently drive any aspect of Agile roll-out at a team and management level.
  • Orchestrate transition to Agile and Lean for a large organization as part of the Agile/Lean Coaching team. Act as a liaison with the Lines of Business.
  • Build trust with the business and throughout the organization.
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration, drive highest productivity and better predictability of delivery across organization.
  • Foster innovation and encourage continuous improvement
  • Advise on dependency management techniques between internal teams and third parties, release managers, or between Agile teams.
  • Actively build and contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community and develop Communities of Practice, mentor Agile practitioners.
  • Create training materials and provide training and coaching throughout the organization.
  • Support Agile teams in their development, playbook creation, and in establishing consistent best practices.
  • Collaborate with non-Agile team, educate and support them throughout transformation. Define relevant metrics that help the program see how they are doing.
  • Inspire all stakeholders at any level in their Agile transition.
  • Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career.

Position Requirements

  • 10+ years of IT experience AND 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach in a large organization
  • 3+ years of leading/managing people
  • 3+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • 2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • Understanding of other processes and methodologies and ability to speak intelligently about them
  • Experience in creating training materials and sharing knowledge at different levels
  • Outstanding presentation and communication record (conference presentation, professional community events)
  • Deep understanding of common Agile and Lean practices and better product envisioning and development practices
  • Superb conflict resolution and consensus building skills
  • Experience with Agile tools such as Jira, Rally, etc
  • Experience with various testing techniques such as Test Driven Development and experience with behavior driven testing is a plus

Preferred:

  • Scrum Master Industry certification
  • Lean Methodology Certifications
  • Lean Startup experience
  • Active participation in agile and lean communities and events
  • Graduate Degree preferred
  • SAFe or other scaled Agile Certification(s) is a plus
  • ACI (Agile Coaching Institute) Agile Facilitation certification is a plus

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer