Agile Coach

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation - Rockville, MD3.7

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.

TISTA Science and Technology is seeking an Agile Coach to set up a Center of Excellence and function as coach and advisor to TISTA staff and clients. Success within our diverse range of clients requires the ability to adapt and perform in numerous Agile environments. In this position, your role as an Agile Coach will require you to be a strategic partner and thought leader for an organization transitioning to Agile Delivery methodologies.

Establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members and guide them through their Lean-Agile Adoption
Establish and lead Agile Center of Excellence, set guidance, standards and practices needed for successful agile transformation
Plan and lead Strategic Agile Transformation tailored to fit the organizational need
Utilizing industry best practices; plan and execute custom coaching plan at the Portfolio, Program and Team level
Lead the coaching of multiple, distributed teams collaborating as ARTs
Influence at all levels of the organization to help implementing recommended changes
Work with strategic partners and stakeholders to implement cultural changes needed for successful agile transformation
Assess the current organization and delivery environment and recommend optimal Agile practices tailored to the client
Coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level utilizing Lean-Agile methodologies
Perform in various agile roles, including Scrum Master, where needed
Coordinate planning and execution of iterative releases driven by the program
Prepare and deliver progress metrics to internal and client teams using effective communication techniques
Plan, coordinate and facilitate all scrum ceremonies as needed
Perform hands-on project work, including analysis, design and change management, as needed by individual projects
Facilitate meetings and discussion as needed for diverse and senior groups of government stakeholders and multiple contractor subject matter experts
Responsible for creating/updating custom SAFe training material for clients as necessary
Assist with development of education & outreach materials and other external communications as directed by TISTA leadership
Minimum 5 years of work experience in IT full development life cycle and SAFe
5 years of SAFe experience required
2+ year experience with Scrum/Kanban Methodologies
10 years of work experience
Ability to establish immediate credibility with clients, build consensus, and achieve goals utilizing strategic partnership
Experience with Agile delivery programs; particularly those using the United States Digital Service (USDS) Playbook and TechFAR.
Experience in assisting teams write epics/user stories, identify dependencies, and design optimal solutions
Experience in a customer–facing role, including comprehending business needs, solving complex problems, and capturing business requirements To convert them into Backlog items
Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
Experience working on Federal programs that are of high priority, visibility, and public-facing
Must be able to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy
Able to work under minimal supervision, act independently and exercise an expert level of decision-making capability
Excellent writing skills and ability to produce polished written products

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS or equivalent combination of education and experience
Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, or other Agile Certification required
Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4 or higher)
Certified SAfe Agilist
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching

MBI Clearance which entails a detailed income tax and credit review

Rockville, MD

Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.