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Sr. Agile Coach
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #52153 Posted November 15, 2021


Job Description: Tell us about your department:

  • Agile and product practices team. We have ~35 coaches supporting ~200 teams within D&T with product and agile principles and practices.
  • We help teams with everything from product vision to product planning to product delivery.

Project Description:
This candidate will support a product team within D&T in the Subscriptions area. Candidate will need to help the subscriptions team while they are undergoing a major replat forming effort. We need to help identify opportunities for agility. In addition, the ideal candidate can help with:

  •  Optimization for Flow
  •  Organization around Value
  •  Outcomes-Based Planning
  •  Team and Product level Objectives and Key Results
  •  Optimizing product delivery
  •  Stakeholder alignment

Position Summary/Job Description:

  • Responsible for helping leaders & teams learn and adopt Agile principles and practices in the context of their specific product(s).
  • The coach provides feedback on the Agile Team’s current practice and helps them improve.
  • Coaches have experience in applying Agile in a range of contexts, organizations and industry types.
Education/Experience:
  • 5 to 7 years experience as an Agile coach. Skills and Competencies: Experience being an agile coach of multiple high-functioning agile teams, familiarity with multiple "flavors" of agile, including both process and engineering practices, pragmatic balance between "agile theory" and in-the-trenches decision-making on practices, strong facilitation skills and strong listening skills.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for fostering a common development culture across the platform, spotting common problem and solution patterns which multiple teams can apply and helping teams learn from each other's experience.
  • In addition to overall development practices, this coach must help leaders and teams understand Outcomes and Objectives & Key Results and how to apply those concepts to our planning and delivery approaches.
  • Works with multiple teams intermittently (e.g. PM Team, Arch Team, Delivery Teams, Leadership Team), facilitates team sessions (e.g. charter, manifesto, retro), enabling all team members to participate fully as players.
  • Provides an outsider's perspective; reflects it back to each team constructively, facilitates cross-team communication and collaboration, promotes growth and maintenance of team process and dynamics, fosters a common culture across all the platform teams.

What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?

  •  5-7 years of experience as an agile & product coach
  •  Facilitation skills
  •  Knowledge of software development and digital development practices
  •  Agile Coaching experience
  •  Scrum Master Experience
  •  Experience in matrixed environment
  •  Digital product experience
  •  Knowledge of outcomes-based planning
  •  Experience with Objectives and Key Results

What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?

  •  Consulting experience with a digital products agency
  •  Experience helping teams identify impediments to flow
  •  Change management experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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