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Agile Coach 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Req Number EHS20-0051  
Category Information Technology  
Division Eagle Harbor Solutions  
Location EHS Washington, DC  
Description

Eagle Harbor Solutions is hiring an Agile Coach.  This is a direct, full time position with our company, working at our customer’s site in Washington DC.  A current active Secret security clearance is required for this position.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more.

Position Overview:

The goal of an Agile Coach is to lead an organizational transformation from a predominately waterfall systems development life cycle to a dynamic Agile centric application development practice.  The breadth and depth of Agile experience should be robust and inclusive to span an understanding of DevOps, Scaled Agile Framework, Lean, Kanban and Scrum, plus other newly emerging approaches/techniques.

Job Responsibilities/Success Factors:

Develop Agile Adoption Strategy: The Agile Coach is responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational to transform a Waterfall centric development environment to the adoption of Agile/Scrum/Kanban/DevOps/ Scaling Agile Approaches (Scaled Agile Framework, Disciplined Agile Development, Large Scale Scrum, etc.).  This includes every stage of adoption, 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.

Educate Colleagues: The Agile Coach will educate employees at all levels, including management and stakeholders, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work.  Provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the organization-wide adoption of the Agile methodology.  This will include developing clearly defined responsibilities for the key actors, including:

  • Business Owners/ Executives
  • Branch Supervisors
  • Product/ Project Managers
  • Release Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Scrum and Kanban Masters
  • Operations Staff
  • Architects
  • UI/UX
  • Development Team Members
    • Developers, Testers, System Administrators

Implement Agile Methodology: Execute the Agile Adoption Strategy and implement through processes, principles, and practices across all levels and departments.  The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation. In order to do this, the Agile Coach must also embody the Agile principles and lead by example (i.e. model behaviors).

Mentor Team: As a mentor, the Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams in their adoption of the Agile mindset and applying pertinent principles and practices to decrease the lead time to value delivery. This requires providing team members with feedback and means of improvement.  The Agile Coach provides hands-on support through daily Scrum participation with active Scrum teams, collaborating, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile methodology.  This will require ongoing active participation with multiple Scrum and Kanban Teams in:

  • Developing Team Agreements
  • Product Backlog Creation
  • User Story Development
  • Sprint Planning (Sprint Backlog)/ Kanban Refresh
  • Development of Acceptance Criteria
  • Establishing Definition of Done
  • Identifying Metrics and Artifacts
  • Backlog Grooming
  • Testing and Product Demonstration
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective/ Service Review (Kanban)
 
Position Requirements

Required Skills/Education/Clearance/Experience:

  • Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret Clearance
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification required 
  • One year of SAFe experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience leading an enterprise level Agile transformation effort
  • Experience coaching teams in Agile adoption within large multidiscipline organization
  • Four-plus years’ experience as a Scrum Master
  • Successful history of being both an educator and a coach, with great interpersonal skills, teaching abilities, and a capacity to inspire and motivate

Desired (but not required) Qualifications/Certifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Certified Kanban Coach
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) (or similar)

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Experience in Human Resources application development
  • Development experience with relevant programming languages/platforms
  • Azure DevOps Administration
  • Background or coursework in Computer Science

Working Environment & Conditions

This position is primarily indoors, consistent with a standard office position and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate. The incumbent is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The workload may require the incumbent to sit for extended periods of time.  The incumbent must be able to read, do simple math calculations and withstand moderate amounts of stress. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The company is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

The company is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants. If you require an accommodation to navigate or to apply to a position on our website, please contact Heaven Wood via e-mail at accommodations@koniag.com or by calling 703-488-9377 to request accommodations.  This contact information is used for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire on a status of your application.

 
Travel Requirements Location is Washington DC. Occasional travel within the local metro area may be required.  
Security Clearance Must possess a current Secret Security Clearance.  
About our Company

Eagle Harbor Solutions LLC, an 8(a) certified company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koniag, Inc., an Alaska Native Regional Corporation and part of the Koniag Government Services Sector. EHS provides a range of professional services for cyber intelligence and information technologies capabilities to the Federal Government, Civilian, and commercial markets to further the nation's national security and civilian service missions. Eagle Harbor addresses some of our country's most pressing challenges in the areas of Cyber Intelligence, Business Analysis, Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning.

 

Our Equal Opportunity Policy EOE Minorities/Female/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Shareholder Preference in accordance with Public Law 88-352  

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