Full Job Description
Edgewater Federal Solutions is a privately held government contracting firm located in Frederick, MD. The company was founded in 2002 with the vision of being highly recognized and admired for supporting customer missions through employee empowerment, exceptional services and timely delivery. Edgewater Federal Solutions is ISO 9001, 20000-1, 270001 certified, appraised at CMMI Level 3 Maturity for Development and Services, and has been named in the Top Workplaces in the Greater Washington Area Small Companies for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Edgewater is seeking an Agile Coach to support a federal customer’s move from Waterfall to Scaled Agile. This individual will provide thought leadership to increase agile maturity, and display a strong passion and pragmatism to promote scaled agile methods, mindsets and continuous improvement.
Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Train and coach the enterprise on agile behaviors, practices and ceremonies utilizing both scrum and Kanban.
Coach and mentor roles critical to the success of scaled agile adoption and sustainment.
Develop and implement continuous improvement actions to increase organizational agile maturity, as measured through an established and quantified Agile Maturity Model.
Mentor the enterprise on scaled agile practices that promote innovation, rapid delivery, methodology sustainment, and pragmatism.
Develop and deliver training curriculums focused on general agile awareness, agile roles and responsibilities, agile ceremonies, Lean processes, various scaled agile methodologies and continuous improvement.
Further develop and standardize agile metrics to optimize value delivery and promote lean thinking and continuous improvement.
Be a trusted advisor and consultant with Management staff on continued scaled agile deployment and organizational changes facilitating that deployment.
Align the organization’s technical, product, and overall business strategies to scaled agile methodologies for work intake, prioritization and value delivery metrics to enable strategic objectives across the enterprise.
Assist in resolving organizational impediments that prevent agile teams from completing commitments.
4-year degree, 5+ years of Agile experience
Mastery of Agile methodologies and practices as demonstrated by any of the following:
3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Program Manager
3+ years of Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile processes
Agile certification in any form of the following: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified SAFe Agilest
Scaled Agile certification, in one or more methodologies, as well as 3+ years of experience with implementing Scaled Agile within an organization
Agile curriculum development, training material preparation, and delivery
Superb written and verbal communications skills, to include delivery before varied organizational entities including executive levels
Self-aware, confident yet humble team player who embodies the concept of servant- leadership
Exhibited passion for the benefits of Agile methodologies, and organizational change
Experience in the utilization of JIRA for Agile planning and task execution
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Lean or Six Sigma certifications
10+ years of experience in project delivery roles (Agile and “Waterfall” methods)
Professional experience within an Information Technology organization (developer, tester, systems analyst, management role)
Publication of original content related to Agile practices and methodology (professional journals, blogs)
It has been and continues to be the policy of Edgewater Federal Solutions to provide equal
employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, and/or other status protected by applicable law.