Friday, January 11, 2019

Job Opportunity at Vodacom Tanzania, Digital Agile Coach

Job Opportunity at Vodacom Tanzania, Digital Agile Coach
Digital: Agile Coach 


Role purpose:

The Agile Coach is responsible for leading and evangelizing the organization wide agile transformation, motivating and energizing the organization through employment of agile technique
This role is responsible for driving and supporting the adoption of an agile mind set, methodologies, and behaviors in all members of the organization

This role is responsible for working closely with key agile team members, such as the Agile Program Manager, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Product Managers to establish consistent and best-practice agile processes and principles

This role is responsible for defining agile adoption and performance metrics, monitoring and assessing them regularly, and identifying areas for improvement

Key accountabilities and decision ownership

  • Evangelize the organization wide agile transformation and guide the organisation through its agile journey and maturity
  • Define and refine organization's agile principles, practices, standards and ceremonies, according to both best practice and enterprise goals
  • Mentor and coach all levels of the organization on agile principles, practices, roles, artefacts and ceremonies to maintain consistency of adoption and continuously improve performance
  • Define agile adoption measurements and evaluate and report the performance and adherence of the organization on a regular basis
  • Act as a catalyst to seed emerging practices& knowledge from one team to another

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Trusted and respected as a thought leader and change agent who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders
  • Natural "servant" leader, with the ability to develop and communicate the objectives, inspire, coach, and motivate staff, and maintain alignment with the business outcome vision
  • Ability to continue to monitor, learn, and implement industry best practices from the agile community
  • A high degree of apolitical sensitivity, with effective persuasion, negotiation, and dependency resolution skills, both within and outside the domain
  • Strong business acumen, including with an in-depth understanding of the contribution of the domain or business outcome to the wider digital business strategy and roadmap
  • Ability to contextualise the wider business and financial goals to the domain and make decisions, prioritization, and recommendations accordingly

Excellent collaboration skills

  • Strong time-management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple balls
  • Agile software development environment and methods such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD and BDD
  • Scaled Agile experiences and expertise in frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, DAD or Spotify
  • Agile ceremonies, tools, and artefacts e.g. retrospectives, demos, increment planning, information radiators
  • User story definition and team backlog management and estimation

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience as Agile Coach, Scrum Master, or Product Owner with agile teams
  • At least three years of agile coaching in large delivery organizations
  • Extensive experience leading teams using agile methodologies
  • At least 3 years of experience working with scaled agile frameworks (SAFe, Less, DAD Spotify)
  • Certified Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or similar
  • Extensive experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, and BDD
  • Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry strongly preferred

Job Type : Full-time
Employment Type : Permanent
Closing Date : 16-Jan-19, 11:59:00 PM


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