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Agile Coach

Company: Fidelity TalentSource
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Fidelity TalentSource is your destination for discovering your next temporary role at Fidelity Investments. We are currently sourcing for an Agile Coach to work at Fidelity Investments, in any location. Fidelity is looking for CHANGE AGENTS with a passion for mentorship and supporting teams to transform their behaviors towards an Agile way of working. You have a track record of optimally leading Agile Transformation initiatives with a proven background in software development lifecycle. Additionally, you will be a premier, mature and organizationally savvy leader with a broad understanding of technology's impact. You are high-reaching, proactive, driven & have a customer-centric mentality. The?Expertise?We're Looking For -- Able to transform multiple (5+) squads or teams from hybrid and waterfall software development practices to Scrum and Kanban where applicable. -- Extended track record of delivering training in a manner than ensures knowledge transfer -- Deep understanding of Agile and Lean principles, along with the practical application of Scrum as a framework for working and Kanban as an approach to evolutionary change -- Significant hands-on experience in at least one of the roles on an agile team (e.g. Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer) -- May have specialized skill set in one or more of the following: Technical, Product Management, Project Management, test automation or User Experience -- Demonstrable experience coaching a team of teams, or a combination of multiple team coaching engagements and team-of-teams level coaching. Proven experience in facilitating organizational innovation and change management. At least 1 successfully mentored Scrum Master/Team Coach and 1 successfully mentored Product Owner -- Track record of resolving impediments that exist outside of the squad environment. For example, working with line managers to prepare the technical environment for squads, or align squad structure to ensure success (e.g. collaborating with Enterprise Architecture group to on-board/off-board Enterprise Architects into a squad for the first few sprints.) -- Demonstrable experience, 5+ years, implementing various scaling frameworks. -- Experience collecting, interpreting, and communicating team metrics depicting progress/maturity. -- Experience with JIRA, Jira Align (aka AgileCraft), Mural, Confluence, and MS Teams -- Excellent communication and people-interaction skills Excellent candidates will have: -- Diversity of coaching experiences that can be demonstrated, in multiple organizations, departments, or programs -- At least 1000 hours of experience coaching at the enterprise/organizational level or a combination of enterprise and multi-team level coaching. -- Active contribution to the Agile community as a participant, collaborator/organizer, or leader of events, to include local user groups and communities of practice, and agile conferences and events. -- Experience in teaching Scrum Team, Scrum Master, and Product Owner courses -- Certified Scrum Professional certification or equivalent, with demonstrated efforts toward expert-level coaching credentials The?Purpose?of Your Role You will work with multiple squads, engaging with Senior Leaders, Tribe Leaders, Chapter Leaders, Squad Leaders, Scrum Masters and squad members to help build and reinforce the Agile mindset and to embed Agile principles in the day to day work. Examples include: ensuring multi-functional partnership; ensuring key stakeholders are engaging as needed (e.g., Squad Leader with Chapter Leader); establishing the MVP mindset and approach; guiding the establishment of a continuous improvement or Kaizen method; checking that backlogs are being prioritized using value-focused KPIs as criteria, etc. The?Skills?You Bring -- You will be a thought partner to leaders in and across Tribes supporting them in identifying solutions to obstacles as they arise -- You will regularly assess Squads' Agile maturity, which will inform your coaching and development approach for each Squad -- You will bring your intellectual curiosity, love of learning new skills and capabilities, e.g., Agile principles and scrum values to influence change -- You will share innovative and creative thinking in order to solve problems and get things done -- You have a deep background in coaching and developing people and agile teams and in influencing behavior change towards constant improvement -- You provide strong influencing skills to catalyze change up, down and across the organization -- You have a commitment to our new way of working through greater collaboration and breaking down of silos -- You have an Agile leadership style: lead by example, role modeling situations and behaviors, challenge command and control behaviors, value the ideas and opinions of others. Ability to guide leaders and practitioners in fostering a learning and adaptive environment. -- The?Value?You Deliver As a strong change agent and having a love and passion for mentorship, you will influence the attitude and behaviors, including those of senior leaders, towards adopting changes and implementing Agile principles across the business. You will be courageous and comfortable advising and coaching Tribe Leadership and Senior embody Fidelity leadership principles. How Your Work?Impacts?the Organization Agile Coaches support multiple squads within a Tribe and work with the Tribe and Squad Leaders to resolve issues relating to dependencies between these squads. The Agile Coach will be responsible for ensuring that the technical environment and squad knowledge is in place to ensure the squads and their work can operate in an Agile manner. The Agile coach will work with other coaches in the coach community to help grow the overall maturity of the organization. Company Culture At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and furthering a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. Company Overview We recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including technology and customer service, to fill assignments across Fidelity's U.S.-based regional and investor center locations. If you would like to experience Fidelity's diverse and inclusive workplace while expanding your skillset and developing your professional network, consider a role with Fidelity TalentSource. For information about working at Fidelity TalentSource, visit FTSJobs.com. Company Overview Fidelity TalentSource, formerly Veritude, is the in-house temporary staffing provider for Fidelity Investments, one of the largest and most diversified global financial services firms in the industry. We recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including technology and customer service, to fill assignments across Fidelity's U.S.-based regional and investor center locations. If you would like to experience Fidelity's diverse and inclusive workplace while expanding your skill set and developing your professional network, consider a role with Fidelity TalentSource. For information about working at Fidelity TalentSource, visit?FTSJobs.com. Information about Fidelity Investments At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit?FidelityCareers.com. Fidelity Investments and Fidelity TalentSource are equal opportunity employers. Company Overview Fidelity TalentSource, formerly Veritude, is the in-house temporary staffing provider for Fidelity Investments, one of the largest and most diversified global financial services firms in the industry. We recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including technology and customer service, to fill assignments across Fidelity's U.S.-based regional and investor center locations. If you would like to experience Fidelity's diverse and inclusive workplace while expanding your skill set and developing your professional network, consider a role with Fidelity TalentSource. For information about working at Fidelity TalentSource, visit FTSJobs.com. Fidelity TalentSource will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments in order to complete the application or interview process. Please email us at HR@ ftsjobs.com if you would like to request an accommodation. Information about Fidelity Investments At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com. Fidelity Investments and Fidelity TalentSource are equal opportunity employers.

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