Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Permanent
The goal of an Agile Coach is to improve teams of developers and overall project management by increasing collaboration, learning and innovation through the introduction of techniques that promote adaptability and flexibility in the face of unpredictable circumstances. You may have been a Scrum Master, an Agile Facilitator or an Agile Project Manager. You will help us figure out process and allow it to evolve as we scale. You will help us get better at building roadmaps and commitments that we can deliver on. Your greatest work will be through others as you help people level up our systems and processes.
- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
- Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organization.
- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
- Supporting and educating Engineers, Design and Product, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.
Must Have Skills:
- Experience in playing the Scrum Master/Agile Coach role for at least three years for a software development team that was diligently applying Agile/Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
- Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum approach (example: numerous burndown charts, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).
- Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing.
- Excellent communication, feedback, conflict and mentoring skills.