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SAFe Agile Coach

Boston, MA 02116

Posted: 01/24/2019 Industry: Project Management Job Number: 7452

Position: SAFe Agile Coach (Specialist/Manager, Technical Project Management)

# of Openings: 2

Location: Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA

Consider Remote Worker? Yes, but onsite is preferred

If working in onsite location - able to work remote 1-2 times per week.

Flexibility in working hours due to multiple time zones in flux


  • Coach teams in agile and lean best practices
  • Coach and support our SAFe implementation across all functions within the product creation process
  • Support the adoption of agile and lean principles at scale to deliver complex education technology products
  • A detailed understanding of agile and lean metrics and the ability to help others apply these metrics towards continuous improvement
  • Reinforce best practices, help identify and remove impediments, and foster program and team self-management
  • Build strong, trust-based relationships with key organization stakeholders, within the software product creation process
  • Be able to work across the Global Product and Technology organizations to support agile/lean best practices at all levels
  • Be an expert on agile development and testing technologies and practices
  • Stay abreast of the latest industry tools, developments, and best practices, and broadly share and evangelize those developments inside the organization
  • Foster KPIs, improvement metrics, and tooling continuity for better data driven decisions
  • Support maturity of visual radiators within our tooling and advocate consistency and continuity in dashboard usage

  • Experience coaching teams
  • Experience with transforming scaled agile transformation
  • Experience of leading a SAFe implementation and highlight a big part of the digital transformation.
  • Practical experience, self-starter, and expand coaching skills.
  • 10+ years engineering, technology industry experience
  • Proven ability to deliver training
  • Demonstrable experience coaching teams in software development using Scrum or similar methods
  • SAFe transformation experience in leading change
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and methods, including Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, and the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Certified as a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant
  • Solid understanding of the breadth, the depth, the constructive behaviors, and the erroneous behaviors of becoming Agile
  • Broad expertise on product development practices in an Agile organization, including: product management, agile portfolio management and budgeting, Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), test automation frameworks (e.g. Fitnesse, Cucumber, JBehave), release planning techniques, story point estimation, integration of software engineering best practices (e.g. code reviews, unit tests, continuous delivery) and other techniques that enable teams to deliver high-quality products in an Agile organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong presentation skills
  • Ability to mentor team members
  • Passion for continuous improvement and quality
  • Some travel will be required

Minimum Education Requirement          
  • Preferred education: Technical/Engineering Bachelor’ s degree or appropriate combination of education and industry experience.


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