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Agile Coach TS/SCI with Polygraph

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Job Description:


Leidos is looking for an Agile Coach for a position in the

Northern Virginia area. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph

clearance in order to be considered.

The candidate will coach multiple teams

and associated stakeholders in Agile principles and best practices within the

context of software application development work streams. Applicant will

provide guidance and training around the creation and ongoing maintenance of

backlogs, artifacts, tracking and reporting metrics as well as facilitating

team events as required. This is a strategic position, working across all

levels of management and personnel. This position requires working

effectively across teams of contractors, subcontractors and government staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the Agile Maturity of the teams and coaches to higher levels of

    maturity, at a pace that is sustainable.

    • Conducts ongoing evaluations to ensure the effectiveness of Agile programs

      and recommends complex and/or highly comprehensive training modifications as


      • Establishes new Agile teams and provides interactive initial and ongoing


        • Facilitates classroom/workshop training for professional levels through

          management of Agile frameworks, competencies, and frameworks.

          • Proactively collaborates and communicates with internal/external stakeholders

            to address Agile knowledge gaps to support Agile effectiveness.

            • Works with teams to become effective and efficient in their use of Agile practices
            • Coaches teams & leaders on the mindset change required to transform their

              existing development practices to follow agile methodologies.

              • Helps teams to adopt and improve agile methods and practices.
              • Applies lean thinking to team specific issues to bring a holistic approach to

                maturing a team.

                • Demonstrates the ability to collaborate effectively with the teams and

                  individuals that they are coaching/training to build trust.

                  • On-boards new teams adopting agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.
                  • Provides role based support and assistance as required.
                  • Cultivates the capabilities of each team member in their specific roles and

                    enable them to deliver customer value rapidly.

                    • Drives the required cultural transformation in adopting the new way of

                      working i.e agile development methodologies.

                      • Participates and contributes actively to continuously evolve processes to

                        align to enterprise agile transformation strategy.

                        • Former experience as Scrum Master or Product OwnerExternal Referral EligibleQualificationsMandatory Skills:

                        • Requires BS degree and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

                          - Familiar with Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe.

                          • Applicant must have extensive experience with and can seamlessly work at all levels of an organization (from team level resources to senior executive stakeholders) to enable employment of agile methodologies as a strategic asset for business value generation which includes impactful culture change. Strives to instill a cultural change biased towards continuous improvement
                          • Experience identifying opportunities for customized coaching then developing and delivering successful Agile coaching.
                          • Current experience with common Agile tools, such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
                          • Current Scrum Master certification(s) and experience developing and executing Agile projects.

                            Desirable Skills:

                            • Experience with system requirements, development, test, release management, and project scheduling
                            • Experience with software development, integration, and maintenance
                            • Familiarity with coach eXtreme Programming (XP) practices, including pair programming and code reviews
                            • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
                            • Prior experience working in a Working Capital Fund environment
                            • CSP, PMI-ACP, SPC, or other advanced Agile credential

                              Keywords: Leidos, Reston , Agile Coach TS/SCI with Polygraph, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia

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