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Scaled Agile Coach


San Francisco Bay Area

Job Description:

Artizen is seeking Agile Coaches who have experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to support multiple project teams using SAFe Methodology.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting Product Manager(s) & Product Owner(s) in developing and refining the Program Backlog (Epics-Features-User-Stories)
  • Supporting Scrum Masters in the Servant Leader role
  • Guiding & advising client team as they create the program roadmap, forecasting feature delivery by release.
  • Facilitating Backlog Refinement and Sprint Planning sessions and obtaining full team commitment to delivering a potentially shippable product increment at the end of each iteration.
  • Advice and assistance to team in selecting and implementing tools to support Agile project execution.
  • Observing and coaching teams on:
    • Improving estimation and iteration planning.
    • Effectively running daily SCRUM standups and updating indicators of progress, such as Task Burndown Charts.
    • Establishing working agreements, including “Definition of Done.”
    • Running end of Sprint Retrospectives and ensuring teams are engaging in continuous Agile process improvement within the organization.

Required skills and experience:

  • Clear understanding of Lean principles and theory behind SAFe
  • Clear understanding of Agile/Scrum theory and practice
  • Agile Certification required (CSM, CSPO)
  • SAFe Training & experience required
  • Experience working as an Agile coach
  • 1+ years experience as Scrum Master and/or Product Owner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.

Preferred extras:

  • SAFe Program Consultant Certification (SPC) desired
  • Large scale IT project experience using Agile in combination with traditional Waterfall methodologies