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Agile Enterprise Coach

Job ID: 197853
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Solutions Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:
SAIC is looking for Enterprise Agile Coaches to join SAIC’s Agile Center of Excellence supporting National Security Space (NSS) program.  Specifically to provide expert Agile services and to assist our customers in solving challenging, complex, mission critical problems through coaching and transformation services.  The candidate will be responsible for executing digital transformation engagements individually or leading a team of coaches dedicated to coaching and mentoring Lean-Agile delivery teams, roles, stakeholders and other organizational leaders with the overall goal of organizational transformation to true organic business agility based on a Lean-Agile value system. As an Enterprise Agility Coach the ideal candidate will provide expertise in Lean/Agile practices and one or more knowledge domains (i.e. technical, business, transformation) while having developed skill in facilitation, mentoring, training and professional coaching. The Enterprise Agility Coach’s purview is multi-team and looking out toward the wider customer organization and portfolio. The Enterprise Agility Coach should be comfortable working at all levels to help the organization use Lean, Agile, Kanban, Systems Thinking, Human Factors, and Scaling Frameworks as strategic and tactical catalysts of culture change and increasing successful business outcomes. This role will help guide the organization in the use of new ways of thinking and working.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coach and support client teams and leadership on relentless improvement as part of the Lean-Agile mindset and implementation of the SAFe, Organization Mindset, Systems Thinking, Human Factors, and other ways of thinking and working including individual, team, and program level mentoring and process improvements
  • Implement the Agile Framework Roadmap
  • Drive change in leadership of clients enterprise portfolio management function towards creation of value streams while breaking down organizational silos and artificial barriers to productivity including training on Lean-Agile budgeting and governance
  • Training client teams and leadership as directed to include Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe ®) licensed courses and custom SAIC Lean-Agile classes
  • Help clients get to the tipping point of implementation of Lean-Agile development processes and Lean-Agile capabilities
  • Performing initial and ongoing agility assessments using various assessment tools
  • Coaching client teams and programs through initial and on-going iterations.
  • Assessing for and recommending ongoing actions to be taken by clients.
  • Teaching and enabling the client how to manage continuous improvement in their transformation, not leading the transformation for the client
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, development, and implementation of Agile transformation strategy.
  • Must have a solid background utilizing an agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban) in software development, system engineering and/or architecture.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, coaching and mentorship experience.
  • Solid oral, written, and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experience with lean thinking
  • Experience in creating Agile training / workshop material
  • Experience working with large, small, remote and collocated agile teams
  • Experience in the use of scaling methods such as SAFe, LESS, or industry equivalents.
  • Agile and Industry certifications such as Scaled Agile Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum master (CSM), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)



Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.

Required Qualifications: Certifications: SAFe®  SPC4

Clearance: Applicant select must be able to obtain Top Secret security clearance but not currently required.


Desired Qualifications

 

Desired Skills:
7 years of Agile systems experience, five (5) or more years experience working government programs addressing Space, Security and/or Missile

systems. DevOps tools, Cloud technologies, JIRA, Microsoft tool suite (MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel), excellent communication and organizational skills.

Transition experience to include implementation of new products, process modeling/mapping, and requirements documentation using agile methodology.

Experience working with large government organizations to enhance their Agile processes and implementation.






Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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