Agile Coach

Maryland Heights MO 63043 St Louis 1 14100 Magellan Plaza

Job Description

Looking for an Agile Coach in the St. Louis area that can help drive Agile principles and best practices. Will be responsible for implementing, reviewing, and improving Agile processes and driving the overall Agile approach and culture within our organization. The Agile Coach will giving advice to improve best practices and help teams develop their Agile skills. They will be responsible for helping teams implement Agile development, helping teams embrace an Agile environment and the benefits associated with this sort of culture, removing impediments to agile adoption, and carrying out overall Agile coaching. We utilize a mix of the various frameworks of Agile, including Scrum, XP, DevOps, and Lean.
  • Serves as the senior member of a cross-functional project team consisting of individuals from various IT departments and business units.
  • Effectively deals with evolving and competing objectives and possess a mastery of project management tools.
  • Plans, prioritizes, manages a medium to large project or team and exceed client expectations (scope, schedule, costs, risks).
  • Brings high visibility and transparency into the team’s progress.
  • Develops communication management plans,  performs stakeholders analysis, identifies risks and take necessary actions including escalation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of information systems.
  • Influences team members, peers and stakeholders to meet the objectives of the project.
  • Manages and resolves conflicts within the team.
  • Analyzes operational impact of customer requests, forecasting costs, equipment and resource requirements.
  • Manages all phases of risks management, including risk planning, identification, responses and remediation.
  • Performs contingency planning.
  • Leads, facilitates and possesses interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a cross-functional team dynamic.
  • Agile:
  • Demonstrates proven experience in running projects using lean/agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban etc.
  • Demonstrates servant leader qualities for leading the team.
  • Empowers the team to be self-organizing.
  • Empowers the team and stakeholders to make decisions.
  • Measures and reports progress frequently using agile metrics.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in Agile Requirements Gathering methods,  Story identification, breakdown and estimation techniques.
  • Conducts coordinating practices in Agile methods such as Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Grooming, Daily Standup etc.
  • Plays a key role in coaching and assisting Product Owners in prioritization, 3-Amigo Reviews and other PO activities.
  • Traditional:
  • Develops and maintains project charters, detailed project plans, weekly status updates and provides problem resolution.
  • Creates and maintains WBS, RACI, Stakeholder Register and detailed Project Management plan.
  • Manages dependencies across projects.
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis.

General Job Information


Agile Coach



Job Family

Info Technology Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Minimum Qualifications


Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

CSM - Certified Scrum Master - Enterprise, PMP - Project Management Professional - Enterprise

Other Job Requirements


  • 5+ years of project management experience including a strong working knowledge of Agile project management practices.
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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