Agilist

Location
US-VA-Arlington

Overview

We are currently looking for passionate Agilists who can help individuals, teams, and organizations continually grow and improve. Excella’s Agilists serve in a variety of roles, whether it be Scrum Masters / Team Coaches supporting individual teams, Product Coaches and RTEs supporting a scaled environment, Technical Coaches enabling technical agility, or Executive Coaches collaborating with senior managers and executives on their personal and organizational transformations. Based on your skills, preferences, and career goals, Excella will work with you to place you in an agile role that you are comfortable with, will help you grow, and will meet a client’s needs.

 

The ideal candidate is agile-minded; they have hands-on expertise with one or more agile frameworks, the ability to adapt their stance based on context, and a focus on continuously improving our teams, our clients, and themselves.

Responsibilities

  • Help foster an agile mindset within individuals, teams, and organizations to help them better meet their goals.
  • Observe and understand the context of a team or organization; combine what you learn with your agile expertise to adapt practices and your stance to promote increasing levels of agility.
  • Facilitate events for those you support, whether it’s the core ceremonies of an agile framework or ad-hoc workshops that will help a group improve.
  • Based on experience, serve across different stages of a team or organization’s agile journey, from introductory training and coaching to continuously improving high-performing teams.
  • Based on experience, assist at varying levels of scale, from embedding within a single team to creating cohesion and alignment across an entire organization.
  • Based on experience, coach a variety of individuals, from teaching team members the basics of a framework or practice to improving the leadership capabilities of executives.
  • Show your desire to learn or to help others grow by collaborating with Excella’s agilists.

Qualifications

  • Deep agile expertise; you have a strong understanding of servant leadership, the Agile Manifesto's values and principles, and agile frameworks.
  • A high degree of initiative; you will readily jump in to support any team, product, portfolio, or organization.
  • A high degree of flexibility; you can tailor agile practices and your facilitation style based on the context of the team and organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; you excel at team building, one-on-one conversations, and issue resolution.
  • Strong communication skills; you can clearly present complex information verbally and visually to team members, management, stakeholders, and executives.
  • The ability to grow others; you know how to train, mentor, coach, model, and advise individuals and teams, helping them become better agilists, team members, and leaders.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills; you find creative ways to help improve teams, with a focus on optimizing the overall system.
  • Exceptional leadership skills; you know how to co-create a vision, reinforce it, and align teams, stakeholders, and an organization around it.
  • A positive attitude; you remain upbeat while under pressure, serving as a steady and motivating presence for those you are supporting.
  • A relentless drive for continuous improvement and self-learning.

About Excella

Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. 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 15 days of paid vacation, 6 federal holidays, and 4 floating holidays.
  • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
  • We cater dinner every other month, and always have healthy snacks available!
  • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long.

Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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