Agile Coach

Location
US-VA-Arlington

Overview

We are currently looking for passionate Agile Coaches who can help individuals, teams, and organizations continually grow and improve. The ideal candidate has expertise with a variety of agile frameworks, the ability to adapt their coaching stance based on context, scale, and complexity, and a focus on continuously improving our teams and our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Foster an agile mindset within individuals, teams, and organizations to help them better meet their goals.
  • Observe and understand the context of an organization; combine what you learn with your agile expertise to adapt practices and your coaching stance to promote increasing levels of agility.
  • Coach across different stages of an organization’s agile journey, from introductory training and coaching to continuously improving high-performing teams.
  • Coach at varying levels of scale, from embedding within a single team to creating cohesion and alignment across an entire organization.
  • Coach a variety of individuals, from teaching team members the basics of a framework or practice to improving the leadership capabilities of executives.
  • Mentor scrum masters on improving their craft.
  • Share your agile expertise both internally and externally, helping to grow Excella’s agilists and our recognition as thought-leaders in the market.

Qualifications

  • Deep agile expertise; you have a strong understanding of servant leadership, the Agile Manifesto's values and principles, multiple agile frameworks, and agility at scale.
  • 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, and coach individuals and teams, helping them become better agilists, team members, and leaders.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills; you find creative ways to improve teams across all levels of scale, 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.

About Excella

Excella 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:

  • Workplace sites look different for everyone – whether it’s your home or the office, we believe in a flexible work/life balance that supports you regardless of your location. We offer a home office allowance that can be used for home office furniture/equipment, a daily pass for a coworking space, etc. Our commute reimbursement plan has you covered for whether you bike, Metro, or drive to work.
  • We offer top of industry medical, dental, and vision benefits with multiple options to choose from such as an employer-contributed health savings account, infertility coverage, and orthodontia so you can select the plan that works best for you.
  • Regardless of what stage of life you’re in, Excella wants to support you. We provide 8 weeks of Parental Leave, discounted pet insurance, and a Care.com membership with 3 back-up emergency child or elder care days annually – all available to you on your first day.
  • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 15 days of paid vacation, 6 federal holidays, and 4 floating holidays.
  • Diversity and inclusion matter. Excella created and continues to support employee led-affinity groups and the Inclusion Diversity Equity Ambassador (IDEA) team, a cross-functional employee-led initiative to continually foster innovation and increase inclusion within Excella.
  • 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.
  • We encourage mindfulness and overall well-being through employee wellness events, a HeadSpace membership, as well as access to TalkSpace and mental health coverage through our medical plans.

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