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Agile Coach II (Remote/ Hybrid)

Description


The Agile Coach is a servant leader that is part of the Insurance Service Division (ISD) Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE). Agile Coaches coach teams to self-organize, self-manage and deliver via effective and agreed upon Agile practices. They remove impediments and foster an environment where team members collaborate freely, produce high quality products and/or services, and continually strive to improve. The Agile coach spends much of their time helping team members communicate, cooperate and assist in the development of products and services.

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More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

This is a fully remote position for out-of-area hires. If from the Pittsburgh area, the RTE would be asked to come into the office approximately 1-2 times per week based on business needs

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in training new teams in the fundamental principles and values of SAFe, Agile, including Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks; schedule refresher training as needed.
  • Coach Product Owner and Scrum Masters, to apply SAFe to write good user stories, prioritize work based on business value and Minimal Viable Product, relative story sizing/estimation, and Acceptance/Doneness criteria.
  • Coach Product Managers with the program backlog and features.
  • Coach Epic Owners on how to work in the SAFe environment while aiding in defining MVP, and developing features.
  • Coach agile teams with facilitating Scrum ceremonies/meetings such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, and backlog grooming.
  • Generate metrics from Azure DevOps and identified improvement areas in process every sprint.
  • Consistently achieve sprint goals by fostering a culture where the team has ultimate responsibility and ownership for delivery of the items in the sprint backlog.
  • Employ a servant leadership style to encourage team members to perform at their highest potential; encourage the team to embrace self-organization and inspire implementation of the Agile mindset and Scrum and/or Kanban framework.
  • Identify and remove impediments and/or guide removal by the team.
  • Build a safe and trusting environment where obstacles can be identified and openly discussed in order to resolve individually or as a team.
  • Champion organizational cultural change on strong ownership, one-team attitude, empowerment, and transparency by collaborating with other scrum masters, leaders, and project managers.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or high school diploma/GED with 10+ years of relevant experience
  •  Leading SAFe certification
  •  3+ years of experience working directly with Agile teams on projects as a Scrum Master.
  • Demonstrate servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment and transparency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of Agile principles and frameworks: Scrum, XP, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS, Crystal, FDD
  •  Scrum master certification
  •  Knowledge of agile toolsets (Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc)
  •  Track record of Scrum education: training, conferences, user groups, self-study and/or certifications
  • SPC is preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Leading SAFe certification
 

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

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