Type: Contract | Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Role Description: The Agile Coach would need to have at least 5+ years of experience. In this role, you will partner with leaders in both business and IT to optimize the flow of value across a line of business by leading Agile teams using SAFe Agile Methodology. Cultivate an environment where transparency, speed, quality and innovation are at the forefront while exhibiting an entrepreneurial mindset.
You will directly influence executives, leaders, business units, and technology teams on Agile principles, values, building techniques, growth, and maintain a thriving agile organization.
Essential Job Functions:
- Execute and guide on a multi-year strategy for SAFe Agile Transformation across a large line of business. Coordinate with various Agile Transformation Teams on standing up Agile Release Trains, facilitating Program Team ceremonies, such as Program Increment planning, feature writing workshops, backlog grooming, scrum of scrums, retrospectives, etc. Coach and partner with various stakeholders such as Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, IT leads to help ensure strategy and execution alignment. (30%)
- Guide cadence and synchronization at the Team Level to improve effectiveness of progress towards the iteration goals in daily stand-up meetings and the ability to demonstrate working systems at the end of the iteration. Define and measure meaningful agile metrics to provide insights in these three dimensions including Team Health and Maturity, Delivery and Performance, and Business Outcomes. (30%)
- Help manage risks and dependencies across the organization and the broader enterprise to enable better flow of value. Continuously seeks opportunities to improve operational processes to improve consistency of delivery, improve customer satisfaction and reduce costs. Effectively assesses opportunities, gains support for improvements and follows through with implementation. Provides leadership oversight and governance on all line of business Agile transformation efforts. (20%)

Job Requirements:
- 3-5 years in Agile Coach position applying Agile practices and principles including SAFe, Scrum and/or Kanban including demonstrated ability to inspect and adapt Agile practices to various situations.
- 5-7 years’ experience completing a transformation program with organization of over 2,000 members.
- 3-5 years in Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Lean Role
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Strong facilitator skills
- Hands on experience working agile teams and coaching on safe best practices
- Ability to coach AND provide transformation guidance
- Excellent collaboration and team building skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Possesses a high degree of initiative
- Demonstrated problem solving skills
- Experience in Scrum Master role
- Experience in RTE role
- Experience in Product Owner role
Additional Preferred Skills:
- 7-10 years of project management or technical leadership experience, leading large, complex deliveries.
- Enterprise experience
Education Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher
Certification Requirements:
- SPC5 (SAFe Program Consultant 5)
- Manager will consider SPC4 if you are willing to complete SPC5 (on own time and expense) within first 60 days of assignment
Preferred Certifications:
- Change Management
- Lean Portfolio Management
- SAFe DevOps
- CSM (Scrum Master)
- PSPO (Professional Scrum Product Owner)
- RTE (SAFe Release Train Engineer)
Interview Process:
- 1st > Phone screen
- 2nd > Onsite interview (or WebEx for non-local). Onsite interview will include panel interviews with up to 9-10 stakeholders, facilitation exercises, and may last an overall 4 hours.
- 3rd > Final onsite interview (non-local candidates required onsite for 3rd interview at own expense)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology or another related field or Equivalent.