• Agile Coach

    Location US-RI-Johnston
    Job ID
    2018-8107
    # Positions
    1
    Work Location
    Works from an office location
    Employee Type
    Regular
    Category
    Agile
  • Overview - External

     

    FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

    Responsibilities - External

    The Agile Coach promotes the Agile mindset and acts as an effective change agent for Agile teams to improve the effectiveness of development and business efforts by facilitating improved Agile adoption and maturity across the enterprise. Works to help transform an entire portfolio by observing, evaluating, and implementing changes to solve organizational and cultural impediments. Develops strategies to enable the agile transformation of a program or a portfolio while implementing best practices across the enterprise.

    Qualifications - External

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering preferred
    • 5+ years of iterative or agile-like development experience
    • One or more agile certifications is a plus (e.g. CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO)
    • Experience with agile tools (e.g. Jira, Rally) 
    • Actively participates in the Agile Community as speakers, Meet-ups
    • Knowledgeable about Agile principles and application
    • Passionate about change and continuous improvement; willing to challenge status quo and dissent when needed, and not afraid to point out development areas and give constructive feedback
    • Spike in influencing and building strong relationships with teams, peers and leaders
    • Strong coaching and facilitation skills; adept at problem solving with team to analyze issues and opportunities to improve in working model, and align on path forward for action
    • Energetic and skilled at engaging with different team members with different personalities
    • Knowledge in mentoring and coaching Scrum Masters, developers, testers and product owners
    • Ability to learn quickly and teach others by showing what worked and what didn’t
    • Communicating in plain and articulated fashion to describe different ways of working