CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Agile Coach in Fairfax, Virginia
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Category: Project Management
City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Position ID: J0819-0432
Employment Type: Full Time
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CGI is looking for an Agile coach with extensive Agile experience to join our US Industry Solutions Unit. We are actively pursuing development of new products to market in an aggressive campaign. Successful candidates must have solid experience in facilitating Agile software development teams, especially with Scrum/kanban/SAFe as the development framework, be comfortable working with both teams and management stakeholders, and have evolved facilitation skills and be comfortable in mentoring, training and/or offering professional coaching.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coach Agile teams with continuous process improvement of software delivery
• Good understanding of product development and engineering organizations
• Ability to manage dynamic priorities under pressure and work flexible schedules to support globally distributed teams
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to speak knowledgeably with members of both the business and development teams
• Provide Agile coaching to teams on all aspects of the project management framework, with a strong focus on Scrum practices. This includes working in a hands-on manner with the teams, as well as in a consultant model.
• Embrace servant leadership and embody the qualities and mindsets that are associated with Agile methods.
• Enable the continual improvement of software development projects. This includes better predictability of scheduling, improvement of productivity, emphasis for quality of delivery commitments.
• Coach teams and management towards improving agile processes and metrics. Help with new Scrum team setup or evaluate and mentor existing Scrum teams. Deliver training sessions as part of coaching for roles including product owners, developers and testers.
• Develop and evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements.
• Capture feedback and continuously improve Agile guidance, training materials and content.
• Guide the organization towards Agile maturity by organizing workshops and presentations.
• Bring disclosure and transparency to the work and earn the trust of the team and organization
• Participate in Agile knowledge communities; continuously share and improve related practices and knowledge.
• Foster knowledge sharing and assist with creation and delivery of best practices documentation and training materials.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
• Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
• 3 or more years of experience as a Scrum Master and at least 1 year as Agile Coach
• Experience with globally distributed teams
• Demonstrates leadership and interpersonal skills to engage and motivate team members
• Demonstrates initiative and strong attention to detail
• Knowledge of Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban, DevOps and other Agile development techniques
• Experience with customer-facing web application development
• Ability to understand and aggregate product knowledge, including execution to product roadmap
• Strong emphasis on teamwork and close collaboration across all roles and functions
• Ability to synchronize with non-technical teams to deliver product releases smoothly, and managing multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to work with vendors and stakeholders to identify project risks, constraints and dependencies - Solid technical background
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
• Certified Scrum Professional (CSPO or CSP-SM) certification
• SAFe® certified
• PMP certification
• BS in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or a related field
• Experience with Scaled Agile (preferably)
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