Agile Coach

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Sep 27, 2017 - Requisition No. 62316

Our team is critical to the adoption, implementation and maintenance of Agile processes across the organization. We are looking for an Agile Coach to drive this transition of the agile frameworks. You are someone who leads by example, and you know how to bring out the best in people and teams. You will collaborate with cross functional, highly skilled engineering teams and product owners. Above all, your work will be critical to the delivery of products used by millions of our clients every day.

We’ll Trust You To

  • Provide hands-on team guidance and support through close collaboration across all functions, and to promote increasing maturity at a sustainable pace
  • Partner with team members to identify and remove roadblocks through Persona development: Story mapping, road mapping and planning, and Backlog management: definition, grooming, and prioritization
  • Story sizing and task estimation
  • Provide training to Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Teams, including drafting and maintaining training materials, and collecting feedback from training sessions
  • Be an advisor to teams through leading by example and challenging the status quo
  • Help teams to continuously improve by performing ongoing health-checks to help them become more effective in their roles
  • Partner with Product Owners to ensure that vision, roadmap and personas are well-defined and understood
  • Mentor scrum masters on becoming better at facilitation and focusing teams on completing tasks
  • Promote our culture of experimentation and innovation
  • Foster teams' abilities to be self-directed
  • Promote Change Management - Scaling Agile, release planning and dependency management
  • Conduct sprint events: planning, stand-ups, refinement, reviews/demos, retrospectives

You’ll Need to Have

  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience required
  • Expert practitioner of Scrum and Lean Start Up
  • Proven success coaching teams at adopting Agile methodologies
  • Minimum of two years of real-world Scrum coaching experience, guiding at least two organizations through varied challenges of Scrum adoption
  • Minimum of two years as a practicing Scrum Master
  • Diverse change management experience across multiple organizations, teams, products, environments and technologies
  • Experience with approaches for scaling Agile (e.g., SAFe, LeSS)
  • Up to date expertise in the Agile space as exemplified by ongoing education in Agile frameworks training, conference attendance, user group participation and self-study
  • Working knowledge of Agile tools (e.g., Atlassian tools -- JIRA, Confluence)
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Availability for some travel

We’d Love to see

  • Demonstrated self-growth by continuing education in Agile frameworks training, conference attendance, user group participation and self-study
  • Coaching experience at a Fortune 500 organization
  • Scrum Coach Certification (CSC)
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