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Agile Coach in Plano, TX at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 4/13/2019

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    Plano, TX
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Agile Coach with our industry-leading client in Plano, TX.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Agile Coach:

  • Leverage Scrum/Kanban methodology to lead delivery for up to two Agile teams, focusing on DevOps culture 
  • Integrate Agile & Lean principles into team practices and work products 
  • Proactively identify impediments and appropriately resolve using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required) 
  • Coordinate and guide the Sprint Teams through sprint planning meetings
  • Identify user stories in the product backlog to be included in the sprint; suggest refinements to user stories and assist the team in dividing user stories into more implementable sections 
  • Provide guidance on the composition of effective user stories and business acceptance criteria 
  • Organize and facilitate sprint review (demo) meetings to allow stakeholders to provide feedback on the product Incident management - conduct daily bug triage, and ensure timely resolution and closure of logged defects 
  • Utilizes team feedback and provide metrics (velocity trends, commitment reliability, backlog health, quality, delivery rate, etc) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve 
  • Actively seek and participate in a variety of learning opportunities such as 
  • Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community 
  • Ensure all products are well-managed in compliance with all company and government regulations

Requirements of the Agile Coach:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience 
  • 3 years of experience working in Agile teams
  • 3 years in technology delivery 
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification or Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Agile Certified Professional 
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects 
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence 
  • PMP, Lean, Agile Coaching or Six Sigma certification SAFe certified or experience (or other scaled agile frameworks)

Keywords: PMP, Lean, Agile Coaching

Job ID: 318170

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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