AGILE COACH [Banking Sector]

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Start date:
October 2020
6months +
GIOS Technology Limited
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AGILE COACH [Banking Sector]

Global IT services enterprise are looking for experienced Agile Coach to join their team for 6months + contract role in London.

Agile Coach

  • Guide teams in establishing and following effective processes to manage planning, development and deployment
  • Guide the team and organization on applying agile practices and values to deliver results
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Guide the team on how to get the most of out self-organization
  • Assess the scrum/kanban maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable for the team and organization
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and sharing of information
  • Collaborate and drive feature prioritization planning and backlog grooming with business stakeholders
  • Resolve conflicts and lead the team to ensure roadblocks and open issues are removed.
  • Foresee risks and dependencies and managed them proactively
  • Analyze risk and report problems and delays in meeting commitments
  • Coach and mentor agile practices across the organization
  • Provide guidance/coaching for all Agile Teams, both Scrum Masters and Team Members to ensure Agile Best Practices are executed across the organization
  • Coordinate Goals of each piece of Org so each function understands actions to get to rapid releases so that everybody understands why those Actions are necessary.
  • Coach Organization on the Agile methodology as practiced in this organization.
  • Work with Development and Quality Engineer Orgs to promote development best practices and test automation
  • Generate exciting, innovative presentation material to introduce concepts and provide guidance on achieving the recommended practices derived from those concepts.

Desired Skills

  • Required
    • Strong professional experience and a proven understanding with iterative development, incremental software delivery, and the why behind it
    • Expertise in guiding team and enterprise level transitions to Kanban, Scrum, XP and Continuous Delivery principles and practices
    • Demonstrated knowledge with the principles behind emergent requirements
    • Excellent understanding of agile metrics (eg how to build a burn-down, track velocity/cycle time, backlog tracking, and task definition)
    • Ability to handle a number of simultaneous tasks, demonstrate a sense of urgency and ownership to drive issues to completion
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge with a solid understanding of project management fundamentals (time/scope/cost)
    • Expertise in making continuous improvement changes, especially as it relates to software development
    • Exceptional facilitation skills; must be able to lead and demonstrate value add principles with transparency (eg desire to bring disclosure and grow trust)
    • Proven ability to lead teams to self-organize and work independently with limited supervision.
    • Experience using agile life cycle management tools
    • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship-building skills conducive to collaboration at all levels
    • Working knowledge of at least one Agile ALM tool
  • Recommended
    • Knowledge of Trunk Based Development, Feature Toggles, API Versioning, Compile Toggles
    • Knowledge of Functional Test Automation, Test Driven Development, and Behavior Driven Development
    • Knowledge of at least one programming language
    • Knowledge of Microservices, Domain Driven Design, and Bounded Context
    • Knowledge of Cloud Native Design

Personality Traits

  • Excellent technical acumen and ability to learn new software and business concepts quickly
  • Enthusiastic and fun demeanor with a mindset of team empowerment
  • Deep interest and curiosity for learning new things and doing things better
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to context-switch between multiple projects, codebases, and concepts with ease
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment


  • Must have at least 10+ years of experience on Agile Development Teams
  • Must have at least 5 years of Scrum Master/Agile Coach experience
  • Bachelor's degree, ideally in a technical discipline with a development background