Senior Agile Coach Lead, SVP Senior Agile Coach Lead, SVP …

Citi
in Jersey City, NJ, United States
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Citi
in Jersey City, NJ, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Senior Agile Coach Lead, SVP
Job Description

The Senior Agile Coach Lead will lead a team of coaches to help drive the Agile Transformation, supporting the organization to understand, adopt and practice the Lean-Agile methodology to continuously improve productivity and effectiveness of solution delivery. A key focus will be continuing to define and improve the current Agile Transformation plans within the SAFe 5.0 Framework and Roadmap. They will support the implementation and adoption of SAFe-Lean-Agile principles and practices through strong teaching, training, coaching and mentoring throughout the organization. This role demands excellent communication, collaboration and diplomacy skills in order to guide, influence and convince others in their adoption of the Lean-Agile mindset. This role also requires strong people management skills, as the Lead Coach will need to effectively manage the other coaches in the organization to to ensure the adoption is conducted in a consistent manner, with proper metrics in place to measure adherence and success.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of SAFe Agile coaches to drive the Agile Transformation across the organization.

  • Deliver SAFe 5.0 for Teams (SP), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Product Owner (POPM), and/or SAFe Agilest (SA) certifications

  • Candidate should be willing to achieve remaining SAFe Trainer Enablement's in Product Management, Architecture and Agile Engineering Practices and to deliver these modules in-house

  • Assist RTEs and Product Managers to track/manage Feature definition to delivery

  • Assist RTEs and STEs in facilitating the ART sync and Value Stream sync effectively

  • Coach RTEs to manage risks and dependencies and escalate and track impediments

  • Provide coaching to Leadership and RTEs to identify and address critical bottlenecks

  • Able to stand-in as RTE where necessary for PI Planning

  • Provide guidance to programs in designing continuous integration and deployment pipelines to deliver value quickly

  • Assist programs to conduct System Demos where required

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to drive relentless improvement via Inspect & Adapt workshops

  • Guide the evolution a LACE (Lean-Agile Center of Excellence)

  • Foster Communities of Practices and coach people to effectively facilitate them

  • Be highly proficient in the use of Jira and the applicability of Jira within the SAFe Framework

  • Coach Agile Coaches to lead effective SAFe and Kanban trainings to instill the lean agile mindset


Required Skills

  • Strong people management skills.

  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) in an excellent, professional, diplomatic and professional manner

  • Ability to interact, influence and negotiate at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to convey complex messages with simplicity to a broad and diverse, multi-level audience

  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems through critical thinking, engagement and collaboration

  • Ability to build trust and transparency that foster productive and effective working environments

  • Ability to manage conflict and create safe environments through healthy and meaningful collaboration

  • Ability to thrive in an environment with a high degree of change and delivery pressure

  • Ability to self-organize work around goals and measured results

  • Is a self-motivator but also a team player who is able to inspire others for continuous improvement

  • Successful track record of enabling Agile teams with predictable commitment and delivery


Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years' experience within IT, exposed to banking domain, especially around Product management

  • SAFe 5.0 Product Consultant (SPC)

  • Minimum 3 years as an Agile coach

  • Minimum 3 years as a people manager


Education:

Bachelor's/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Master's degree

Job Family Group:
Technology

Job Family:
Technology Project Management

Time Type:
Full time

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