Job ID: 2113620
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 24, 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 & Agile Coach
Collaborative Innovation Facilitators – this might be your dream job!
SAIC's Innovation Dojo team is looking for people to join our awesome team. We're hiring a unique combination of highly collaborative Innovation Facilitators, Agile/DevOps coaches, UX and learning designers 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 because we help each other master all of the skills over time. So, look at the topics in the buzzword bingo list below. Which of these do you have extensive experience and expertise facilitating and coaching in a virtual (or hybrid) situation now? Which are you not skilled in yet but highly motivated to learn next? IT IS NOT EXPECTED THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE SKILLS NOW but we need you to currently be excellent at facilitating virtual work sessions in at least two of the first six (6) categories. During the interview process you’ll show your skills and style by facilitating an outstanding, live, fun, interactive group work session. Then your participants will share insights and live feedback to help you grow. If this is your ideal job – then the dojo “interview” experience will be fun for you!
_ Agile/DevOps: Kanban, Scrum Ceremonies, User story & backlog development, Planning Games, DevOps technical tools & practices, Agile Games, Innovation Games (Coaching PO’s, SM’s, Teams, Users & Servant Leaders)
_ Microlearning & learning game design and development
_ Design Thinking & UX: JTBD, User interviews, empathy, story mapping personas, journey maps, ideating, prototyping and more
_ Large group events: Pitch panels, Hackathons, Conferences, Open Space, Communities of Practice
_ Stakeholder alignment and complex collaborative decision making sessions with Leadership, Executives & Investors
_ Some other amazing innovation method or framework that you convince us is essential!
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, make sure to clearly tell or show us your current specialty 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.
If you think something important is missing from our list -> tell us! We love feedback.
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 and continuous learning 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 offer 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 all lead to failure in this role?
Bias against any of the methods we facilitate, unproductive competition with your teammates, lack of motivation/drive 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, failure to master neutral facilitation and coaching skills, fixed mindset about your role (“staying in your lane”), 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.