• Agile Coach

    Location
    US-DC Metro Area
  • About Excella

    Excella Consulting is a leading provider of Agile software development and data and analytics solutions to clients in the federal, commercial and non-profit sectors. We believe that great work leads to great things –- our experts measure success by the positive impact we make on our clients, community, and colleagues. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

     

    Here's what you can expect from us:

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner once a month, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly happy hours and events all year long, including a summer weekend getaway for you and your family.

    Overview

    We are currently looking for experienced Agilists who can help organizations with their Agile transformation and who can lead teams through their Agile adoption. The ideal candidate has experience implementing a variety of Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban) across several full lifecycle software development projects. This candidate is also a great analytical thinker and communicator with outstanding facilitation and conflict resolution skills.

    Responsibilities

    • Leading Agile transformation within an organization
    • Mentoring teams through their Agile adoption
    • Teaching and coaching teams about Agile engineering best practices
    • Providing thought leadership at the firm and project level
    • Developing and delivering workshops
    • Participating in training efforts
    • Evaluating and recommending appropriate tools

    Qualifications

    • Several years of proven experience in the Agile space as a Coach, Product Owner, ScrumMaster and/or Developer
    • Project-based experience with Scrum and other Agile methodologies
    • Leadership in the Agile community
    • Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and/or Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification (preferred)
    • Thought leadership via speaking engagement or white papers (preferred)
    • Experience in a scaled Agile environment (preferred)

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