Company: Western Asset Management Company
Posted on: April 16, 2019
Coaching focused on team empowerment
As an Agile Coach within the Agile Office you will help define and
craft an agile processes and best practices charter that can be
scaled throughout the enterprise; establish thought leadership as a
way to increase the organization s maturity level and thus its
ability to adopt agile; challenge the status quo and ensure that
old habits don t impede progress towards further agility; help
build self-organized, collaborative and highly productive teams; be
open, transparent, and available so that team members can reach out
to have issues resolved and get the proper support in implementing
What you will do
* Coach and mentor cross-functional teams on agile values,
principles, methods and practices.
* Perform periodic assessments of the current state and provide
transformative recommendations to improve the adoption of agile and
adherence to best practices.
* Engage with IT Leadership to review key impediments and propose
solutions to common issues and challenges.
* Build a short-term and long-term transformation plan based on
feedback received from the teams, management and other key
* Promote consistency across teams by standardizing on tools and
templates, and tailoring them according to need.
* Help grow membership and participation in the agile Community of
Practice, and ensure teams have a permanent forum to ask questions,
raise concerns and share experiences.
Help our agile teams achieve the next level of transformation
Your key skill lies in coaching and mentoring teams towards higher
efficiency and delivering maximum value to the organization.
Therefore, as a member of the Agile Office you will lead the effort
of establishing and evangelizing agile values and principles
throughout the firm. You will be one of the elite group of
visionaries that spearheads the transformation effort, and coaches
and directs teams towards higher productivity and performance.
Ready to deal with a diverse group of technologists and business
stakeholders, you ll be energetic, well versed, resourceful and,
above all, an agent for continuous improvement.
What you will bring
* Agile Coach certification or equivalent experience.
* 8+ years of experience in driving the adoption of and achieving
successful Agile and DevOps practices across organizations,
preferably being involved from the early stages of
* 5+ years of hands-on experience in a Technical Agile Coach
* Deep understanding of Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban
* Experience with developing, tracking and presenting key relevant
metrics such as Team Velocity, Burn-up and Burn-downs, Cycle Time,
Lead Time, Throughput, Cumulative Flow, and so on.
* Ability to mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and all members
of cross-functional agile teams.
* Strong facilitation skills with the ability to understand
organizational challenges, and willingness to work with leadership
to resolve key impediments.
About Western Asset
At Western Asset we re saying hello to the future. Committed to
being the leading fixed-income investment management firm in the
world, we re investing in new technologies, methodologies and
markets. We re also investing in our people. Our business is guided
by a belief in doing the right thing: that if we treat our clients
and colleagues with fairness and respect, success will follow. We
re building on our reputation and resources with an entrepreneurial
approach that drives innovation. Every day is an opportunity for us
to get better by making the most of the possibilities that our
people and ideas can bring.
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applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, medical
condition (including pregnancy and related conditions), physical or
mental disability, protected veteran status, and/or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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