Deloitte Agile Coach - Senior Consultant in Costa Mesa, California
Agile Coach - Senior Consultant
As an Agile Coach you're focused in estimating work effort, planning sprint backlogs, facilitating daily scrums, and conducting sprint demo & retrospective meetings throughout all Agile Sprint phases for custom software development projects. Must understand and execute on backlog items by working closely with the Product Owner and the distributed project teams, making sure deliverables reflect requirements, on-time with production quality. You'll play a key role in resolving business and team conflicts. Must be actively involved in technical matters thus finding gaps and ensuring Product Owner involvement in business decisions and description of the business flow.
Work you'll do
The Agile Coach involves understanding the Agile processes, partnering with Product Owner/Client leadership teams, and working with project teams to deliver on-time and on budget. In addition, you'll do the following:
Forecast sprint iterations with the Product Owner and concerned business partners
Coach individuals in Agile processes and tools
Help team to clarify goals and activities to be on-track
Keep the team focused - shield the team from outside distractions and interferences
Ensure the correct use of scrum process
Monitor and eliminate team conflicts
Conduct sprint Demos and Retrospectives
Agile Coach - Senior Consultants are required to have:
6+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience managing and delivering large scale custom development or systems integration projects using Agile delivery methodology
2-3+ years of relevant Agile experience
Proven knowledge transfer, training delivery and leadership skills
Excellent presentation and communication skills both written and verbal
An advanced knowledge/experience with Microsoft Professional Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Project
Working knowledge of Agile frameworks and tools including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Safe and others
Experience coaching small Agile teams and management
Problem solving skills with the ability to apply structured thinking in solving business and technical problems
Understanding of methodologies including Waterfall, iterative/RUP delivery approach, and help client assist in their thinking process as they adapt to Agile
Experience in working with standard Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools to quickly establish traceability / collaboration among project/program functional rudiments - be hands-on using collaborative tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Jama Software, GIT / GitHub and ALM integrations, etc.
Experience facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos across dispersed geographies
Experience implementing best practices and standards related to Agile scrum development & testing practices
2+ years of experience with Agile Project Management Tools such as Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, HP Agile Manager, Rally etc.
3+ years of experience with Requirements Management and Traceability tools such as the Jama, HP tools set, etc.
Experience with SAFe methodology (certification preferred)
Scrum Master Certification
A willingness to travel 80-100% of the time
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent experience
In addition, successful Agile Coach - Senior Consultants will have the following preferred background:
Project Management Certification - PMP
Experience working on projects involving solution development based on Cloud (Amazon Web Services, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), web or mobile application architecture
Experience leading fit gap analysis for migrating applications to cloud platform such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or Force.com
Experience managing work planning, monitoring, and reporting
Experience managing design activities including design sessions and defining future state processes
Experience with industry standard System Development Life Cycle methodologies
Ability to work independently and plan and manage multiple assignments
Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.