Job ID: 2110457
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 20, 2021
Subcategory: Training Analyst
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
Benefits: Click here
Virtual Innovation Facilitator & Coach
SAIC's Innovation Dojo team is looking for people to join our awesome team. So, we're hiring a unique combination of highly collaborative innovation facilitators and coaches who are passionate about getting results and continuously learning from the experiments they run together. This position can be performed anywhere within the U.S.
While no single person will have everything, the combined team of experts needs to include all of the following skills. So, look at the topics in the buzzword bingo list below. Which of these do you have experience facilitating, coaching and teaching in a virtual (or hybrid) situation? Which ones are you not skilled in but highly motivated to learn next/now? (IT IS NOT EXPECTED THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE SKILLS NOW)
_ Design Thinking & Experimentation
_ Jobs to Be Done
_ FORTH method
_ Appreciative inquiry
_ Lean Startup
_ Agile/DevOps Coaching (Product Owners, Scrum Master, Teams, Users & Servant Leaders)
_ Leadership, Executive & Investor Decisions
_ Scrum Ceremonies, User story & backlog development, Planning Games, Kanban and Lean methods
_ Large group events: Hackathons, Pitch panels, Open Space, mini-Conferences, Communities of Practice
_ Stakeholder alignment and/or complex group collaboration sessions
_ Innovation Games or Agile Games
_ Learning Games, Microlearning design and development
_ PeopleNotTech "Psychological Safety Plays"
_ User Experience (User interviews, empathy, personas, journey maps, story mapping)
_ Business model canvas / Lean canvas
_ Traditional techniques (fishbone, value stream, forcefield, retros etc.)
We know this is a unique combination of skills. So, instead of looking for a unicorn, we're bringing together people who have each mastered a subset of these skills to learn from each other as a collaborative team. So, when you reply to this posting, tell us your strengths as well as what you're most enthusiastic about learning/doing next. We work best with teammates who effectively assess their skills and seek feedback so we all learn from each other and accomplish great things together.
Who are we & what is SAIC's Innovation Dojo about? With a passion for fostering innovation using agile, design thinking and startup methods, we evolved SAIC's Innovation Dojo into a place of experimentation where virtual and hybrid teams achieve peak performance and collaboration.
Things you'll do if you join our team:
Common requests we hear from the clients & people we serve:
When you hear requests like these, do you ask questions and then use your virtual facilitation or coaching skills to help? Then you have nothing to lose by reaching out.
Attributes, Mindsets & Behavior Patterns that lead to success on this team:
Things that lead to failure in this role?
Bias against methods we facilitate, unproductive competition with your teammates, lack of motivation or self-organization, declining feedback, avoiding crucial conversations, huge ego, lack of interest in how software or engineering solutions are delivered, inability to engage a diverse group of people or generate psychological safety among the clients or teams we work with/for, becoming easily frustrated with roadblocks, surprises or situations when you're sure you're right and others are wrong.
Required Education and Experience:
Desired Qualifications (beneficial, not required):
SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.