CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. SAFe Program Coach in New York, New York

SAFe Program Coach

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Category:Project Management

City:New York, New York, United States

Position ID:J0918-2014

Employment Type:Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI is seeking to hire a SAFe Program Coach in the NYC Area. This is a a great opportunity for an Agile Coach that has a desire to work at the team level and potentially program level. As part of the team you will help us bring consistency to our agile scrum teams and program. In this position, you will coach teams at the program level to local and distributed teams. You will support clients using a variety of agile approaches in the context of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You will coach teams at different levels of maturity; across portfolios, programs and development teams. You will partner with leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities for implementing Agile to achieve the goals of the Portfolio Programs and Projects

Your future duties and responsibilities:

A critical component of this role is detailed knowledge of the application of agile practices and principles and experience with metrics to effectively measure: execution, performance, benefits and value. This position requires deep knowledge and experience with agile and to be able to inspect and adapt thinking/ practices to various situations as an Agile Coach.

• Team Level coach with some Program level experience.

• You are expected to coach across the program layer (e.g., breakdown of epic to features, stand up of systems teams, product management, etc.) and to maintain portfolio and team level execution alignment. You will coach between 2 to 6 teams and you will provide direction and support to coaches across multiple teams.

• In order to ensure consistency of practices, you will use the Agile CoE assets such as agile training, playbooks, assessments, etc. You will also use the Agile CoE playbooks to measure program progress and track criteria to self-sufficiency. You will also be responsible to deliver and drive the Agile CoE’s processes and methodologies to the IT community

• The person in this role will coach teams on how to set up and leverage agile tool for epic/feature/stories and inward and outward reporting. In addition, this person will leverage the tool for PI planning and dependency tracking.

• The selected candidate will support Community of Practice (CoP) by actively engaging and contributing to best practices.

• Will be an agile evangelist of agile ceremonies, practices and values

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 10+ years of IT experience.

• 3+ years of agile coaching experience, including programs with offshore and distributed teams.

• Experience coaching in highly matrixed organizations including highly diverse technology environments (e.g., Java, .Net, Mainframe, Cloud Services, etc.)

• Demonstrated ability to coach one or more Release Trains or coaching programs of at least 100 people.

• Excellent facilitation and written and verbal skills.

• One or more Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO) required. SAFe certifications (SA, SP, SPC) highly desirable.

• Experience with several agile project management tools (Jira, Rally, VersionOne, etc)

• Minimum 5 years of experience supporting business information/data management initiatives with a focus on new development.

• Experience in the health insurance industry is strongly preferred.

• Ability to present analysis and findings in business context. Experience working with a cross-functional team to implement a key strategic project / enhancements.

• Depending upon the need, ability to act in different capacities for various tasks and projects.

• Strong Analytical and Problem Solving skills.

• Highly knowledgeable in data warehousing concepts and technologies.

Education:

• Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, at least eight, typically ten or more years of solid, diverse work experience in IT with a minimum of six years experience application program development, or the equivalent in education and work experience.

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