• SAFe Transformation Lead

    Job Locations US-Remote
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/6/2018 2:42 PM)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GovernmentCIO is looking for a Lead Agile Coach to join our Agile Transformation team at the Department of Veteran Affairs. This is a highly challenging role focused on business process reengineering, gap analysis, process improvement, and most importantly, defining SOPs that work for our clients and their partners. The individual must have a proven track record of training, mentoring, auditing, and transforming teams and programs to fully implementing Agile (Scrum or SAFe). Additionally, experience providing guidance and training to internal junior team members is preferred. The position alternates between virtual and on-site workdays, thus the individual must possess exceptional communication and meeting facilitation skills, in-person and virtual.


    • Assess projects to determine their level of Agile maturity and use the data to tailor a training plan
    • Coach teams on Agile fundamentals and help them implement Agile ceremonies, identify the roles, and manage the respective artifacts
    • Facilitate Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives and other Scrum ceremonies; Create and manage artifacts; and identify, implement, and track metrics
    • Identify stakeholders and change agents, and get their buy-in for recommended changes
    • Communicate projects’ transformation progress via weekly updates to management highlighting successes, risks, areas of improvement, and suggested resolutions
    • Act as a thought leader in the Agile space and contribute to whitepapers, magazine articles, proposal writing, and authoring any similar literature that further our mission
    • Mentor and provide support to junior staff


    • At least 5 years of experience working in a software development shop as either a PM, BA, Developer, Tester, DBA, System Administrator or a combination of these roles.
    • Minimum 3 years working in a pure Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, DevOps), with at least 2 years of actively coaching and transitioning teams, programs, and portfolios
    • The individual must hold at least one Agile certificate. This includes PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), ICAgile Certified Professional/Expert, SAFe Agilist (SA), or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4)
    • Experience working with at least one the following Agile tools: IBM Rational (RM, CM, QM), CA Rally, JIRA or TFS, ALM, or VersionOne
    • Experience with providing presentations to virtual and in person teams
    • Proven leadership experience in IT delivery, building and sustaining high performing teams
    • An effective communicator skilled in conflict resolution - exceptional soft skills are essential
    • Bachelor’s degree required




    • Agile coaching/facilitation certified
    • DevOps certified with at least 2 years of experience implementing the methodology
    • SAFe certified (any of the certifications) with at least 1 years of experience implementing the methodology
    • Experience working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    • Large-Firm consulting experience
    • Master’s Degree (MIS or MBA)
    • Solid IBM Rational experience (RM, CM, and QM)


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