Agile Coach

Charles Schwab - Westlake, TX (30+ days ago)4.1

Westlake - TX, TX2050R, 2050 Roanoke Road, 76262-9616
Lara Lynn Nolen

We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:
Charles Schwab is searching for a highly effective Agile Coach with hands-on experience coaching cross-functional Agile teams in an Enterprise software environment. This role is all about coaching and enabling agile behaviors. Emphasizing Agile values and principles is a key to unlocking our success. As an Agile Coach, you influence all levels of the organization to drive increased agility. You nurture an environment where transparency, speed, quality, and innovation are the focus. You understand that the outcome of your success is seen through the behaviors of others, and provide the kind of coaching necessary to enable this. This role is key to enabling people to understand, learn and behave in an agile way to drive customer and business value while creating a healthy, agile team culture.

What you’ll do:
Essential Functions:
Embrace servant-leadership and coach teams on Scrum and Kanban Agile methodologies
Help teams create an environment that fosters transparency, learning, innovation, quality and speed
Help teams assess the overall health of their Agile practices and culture to identify opportunities to improve and provide coaching to improve
Help teams understand and implement effective metrics on things that impact value driven delivery
Collaborate with and influence all levels of the organization to empower and enable teams to execute
Build, deliver and improve customized Agile training
Work with non-development teams to help drive agile transformation in those teams
Partners with other Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters across the organization
Trains and coaches new Development teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Managers in Agile values, principles, practices and the Scrum framework and Kanban principles
Responsible for the growth of new and existing Scrum Masters
Mentors and guides multiple teams on a day-to-day basis
Helps identify organizational impediments to successful Agile transformation and works with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them
Organizes workshops that help promote Agile maturity across the organization
Communicates well with teams and leaders of the organization, good listening skills, asking questions and giving feedback
Ensures Agile/Scrum/Kanban concepts, values and principles are adhered to, being a voice of reason and authority
Enthusiastic and maintains a positive, high-energy attitude
Continually grows his/her craft learning new tools and techniques
Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches
Coaches teams and the organization to achieve self-organization team accountability
Coaches teams and the organization on how to identify and burn down technical debt
Coaches teams and the organization on how to bring disclosure and transparency to the business and grows business trust

What you have:
Bachelors degree required
At least 7 years of experience in an Agile Coach role helping teams efficiently deliver software
Adaptive coaching style and the ability to work hands-on with teams in an advisor role
A proven track record with continuous value delivery in an Enterprise environment
Demonstrate a strong knack for identifying waste and helping teams devise streamlined solutions
Show us you are constantly learning and improving your skills and capabilities in Agile
Possess a deep understanding of Agile with hands on experience in Scum as well as other Agile methodologies - such as Kanban, Lean or eXtreme Programming
Experience developing solutions for and adoption of continuous delivery concepts and techniques
A strong understanding of organizational dynamics in a large Enterprise environment
Experience in code refactoring, simple design principles and continuous integration
Experience in training, coaching and mentoring new Agile/Scrum teams
Experience in creating Agile training / workshop material
Experience working with large, small, remote and collocated Scrum teams
In depth understanding of Agile values, principles and the Scrum framework

Prior experience as a software developer strongly preferred
Experience working within a highly regulated environment strongly desired; preferably in the financial services industry
Experience with Atlassian tools preferred

What you’ll get:
Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions
Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer
Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?: Yes
Work Schedule: Days
Languages: English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications: None
Relevant Work Experience: IT-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs, IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs, IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs
Position Located In: TX - Austin, CO - Lone Tree, CA - San Francisco, TX - Westlake
Education: BA/BS
Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology
Activation Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Expiration Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
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