30+ days ago


Richfield, MN


Reference # :21-05598Title :Agile Coach III
Location :Richfield, MN
Position Type :Contract
Experience Level :Start Date / End Date :02/17/2021 / 07/31/2021 

Position- Agile Coach III
Location- Richfield, MN – Local Candidates Only
Duration- 5+ Months Contract

Job Description:
Client is seeking change leaders of diverse backgrounds to join our thriving, creative, and energetic Agile & Product Practices movement. Our company has shown it can pivot, iterate, and respond to change, and we’re looking for additional Agilists to help us continue to imagine what’s possible as we enrich lives through technology.

As an Agile Coach - CW on our Agile and Product Practices team, you will foster a culture of continuous improvement by coaching product teams in context, helping people inspect, adapt, and arc toward self-organization and self-direction.

  • Mentally resilient, self-aware, and self-motivated, you partner with your teams and leaders to create and implement improvement experiments. You use self-awareness and coaching acumen to know when to be pedantic and when to be pragmatic.
  • Customer obsessed, with a broad and ever-growing toolbox of Agile and Product practices to bring the customer to the heart of all you and your teams do.
  • Confident, positive, and optimistic to put forward new ideas and, when necessary, challenge status quo. You are able to take motivation from constraints, challenge, and change.
  • Highly Communicative, verbally, visually, and in writing. You partner with others to tell stories of change and growth to inspire and motivate.
  • Flexible and dependable, teams and peers recognize you can get a lot done.
  • Able to make strong relationships that support the growth of individuals, teams, and the entire company.
  • Motivated by serving individuals, teams and organizations be the best possible version of themselves while delivering value in highly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times.

  • Create environments for the agile mindset informed by meaningful and empirical observation. This means visualizing and radiating information, encouraging transparency, and working with your teams to find and use measures that inform continuous improvement and the health of a product team. You will help your teams to gain insight, using only metrics that matter and drive change. Measures may reflect a variety of things, from how a team knows if they are “winning,” to how their customers are succeeding, to how probes were created, and experiments run.
  • Facilitate Agile gatherings and support transparency between multiple product teams, including but not limited to creating and modifying working agreements, daily stand-ups, story refinement, sprint planning, sprint reviews and retrospectives, purpose-driven visualizations, and stakeholder demonstration. You’ll be a neutral party between disciplines, helping knit engineering, product, CX/UX, and others together while honoring perspective in psychologically safe settings.
  • Partner deeply with teams and leaders to identify and focus on resolving impediments at the local, and at times, global level. You’ll support teams in meeting their commitments through proactive planning and risk mitigation.
  • Collaborate closely with other coaches. Our Agilists aren’t only former scrum masters, but practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, including software development, service design, UX, consulting, management, and beyond. We pair, learn, support, and grow together.
  • Train and mentor others by identifying and crafting learning experiences where you see they’re needed.

  • Enough experience working in an Agile environment to understand the difference between Agile as a successful practice versus Agile as a business bumper sticker.
  • 4 years of experience in the role of a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, or similar role.
  • Basic understanding of software development processes and practices, to apply effectively to coaching teams.

  • 6+ years of experience coaching teams towards high performance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence change at all levels.
  • Experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with management and executive stakeholders.
  • Experience with software used to manage Agile work including JIRA, Confluence, Rally, Version One, or similar software.
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Business or equivalent experience.
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Artech has been an employer-of-choice for 27 years, proudly serving over 80 Fortune 500 companies.  We have dedicated professionals that will help you with your next career move.  Our recruiters will listen carefully to your career goals and then match your skills and aspirations to various open roles.  There is nothing we are more passionate about than finding candidates a rewarding job that makes them happy.  Artech is an EEO Employer.

About the Company

Artech Information Systems LLC

Artech is a full-service staff augmentation firm dedicated to providing mission critical human capital solutions. Founded in 1992, Artech has an estimated $810M annual revenue run rate for 2019 and about 10,500 employees and consultants across the US, Canada, India, and China. Artech is a minority- and women-owned enterprise (MWBE) and is certified by the WBENC, NMSDC, and CPUC. Artech is also a NMSDC Corporate Plus member and was recently ranked as the 11th largest IT staffing firm and the #1 Largest Women-Owned IT Staffing Companies in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

As a Tier-1 Preferred Supplier to over 80 Fortune 500 clients and federal government entities, Artech has extensive staff augmentation experience in both IT and non-IT categories. Artech provides a variety of workforce solutions to meet the needs of its clients in support of job categories such as Information Technology (IT); Engineering; Professional and Managerial; Scientific, Clinical and regulatory; HR; Legal; Sales and Marketing; and Finance and Accounting.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Staffing/Employment Agencies

Employee Benefits

Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Referral Program, Long Term Disability, Employee Events, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K