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Sr. Agile Coach (100% Remote) – Direct Hire – 2 Openings!!

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Sr. Agile Coach (100% Remote) – Direct Hire – 2 Openings!!
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Chicago,  IL 60657
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Title:  Sr. Agile Coach (100% Remote) – Direct Hire – 2 Openings!!

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Don’t just dream about What’s Next – build it!
Our client specializes in bringing a “Product Mindset” to our work, using small, nimble teams, Agile thinking and other techniques from product development to build great custom software people love to use.

And as America’s leading 100% US, 100% Agile software services partner, we’re building it here instead of sending tech jobs offshore.

People are noticing.
Our clients include some of America’s favorite brands in retail, healthcare, financial services and more – but also some very cool product companies you may not have heard of yet. We’re recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, HfS Hot Vendor and the only 100% US tech company in the World’s Top 100 Outsourcers.

We combine:
  • Silicon Valley innovation (through our Bay Area innovation hub, and network of startups and emerging technology partners)
  • Scalable, Midwest delivery (with 65+ Agile teams in high talent cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  • Onsite collaboration (with product managers and other key roles working face-to-face with client teams around the country)

Our client is looking for an experienced and skilled Agile Coach to join our team!

Come build with us!

Role & Responsibilities:
Mentor & Educate
  • Mentor & educate colleagues including Agile practitioners, software team members, product owners, business stakeholders, etc.
  • Base mentoring on best practices as well as what will work best for the organization
  • Coach teams which may be at different levels of Agile maturity
  • Run workshops as needed on topics such as specific ceremonies, story decomposition, road mapping, etc.
Facilitate Team Success
  • Facilitate team process (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and transparency based on practices that are pragmatically align with the organizations specific constraints and opportunities while remaining true to the Agile Manifesto.
  • As a mentor, the Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means of improvement, catalyzing organizational growth and answering questions. They provide hands-on support to all employees, collaborating with people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile as well as overall company growth and improvement.
Develop Agile Adoption Strategy
  • Working with the key stakeholders, participate and possibly facilitate organizational adoption strategy design and implementation, from the introduction of Agile and employee education, to fostering teams and cultures that practice Agile, to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement.

Required Experience:
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience as a Program/Project Manager in all phases of the software development life cycle
  • PMP or PMI-ACP certification
  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Coach
  • CP-ACC Agile Coach Certification
  • Enterprise coaching experience (e.g. large, multi-site organizations)
  • Transformation experience
  • Practical experience executing agile projects in any of the roles (Developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner) and across multiple agile methodologies. We are looking for people with practical experience and not just theoretical knowledge or classroom teaching.
  • Leadership skills and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate and lead meetings to reach conclusions, identify tasks, record actions, and achieve results
  • Ability to lead, train, and provide feedback to staff and corresponding managers
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to present to multiple levels of management
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience leading effective collaboration across a team of project managers focusing on different functional areas for the same project
  • Change management or large-scale transformation experience

Benefits & Perks:
  • Company sponsored health, dental, vision insurance and flexible spending account (FSA) for employees and their families including domestic partners
  • Paid Vacation Time and company holidays
  • Matching 401K plan
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Passionate, collaborative and awesome co-workers
  • World class training and career mentorship

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