Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Senior Agile Coach - Remote

Job Locations US
ID
2021-1530
Category
Project Management and Agile
Type
Regular Full-Time
Remote?
Yes

Overview

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

 

The Senior Agile Coach champions our organization’s initiative to adopt Agile values, principles and practices. As a member of the Agile Program Office, you will improve the organization’s Agile maturity through direct coaching, mentoring, and designing & delivering workshops specific to various Agile practices. You will support the management of complex and strategic program initiatives spanning multiple domains in the CIS organization, ensuring the projects are applying Agile project management practices, and coaching project leads and teams in the use of methods, metrics, and tools.  This position is a key agent for driving the maturity of Agile project execution, applying your Scrum and Kanban experience and best practices.

What You'll Do

  • Coach, mentor and teach Agile values, principles, and practices
  • Guide teams through their journey of Agile adoption, including working with teams with no prior Agile experience
  • Champion agile practices in a flexible manner that includes project management, and adapting to the specific needs of the organization (including hard deadlines / fixed dates at times)
  • Develop curriculum and deliver educational workshops and classes that teach about Agile values, principles, and practices
  • Evaluate Agile maturity and coach to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Mentor and help project teams and programs realize their mission and deliver on their initiatives
  • Embrace changing priorities and support teams that are called upon to adjust priorities and/or approaches as circumstances dictate
  • Cultivate positive, team-centric dynamics and accountability
  • Foster a trusting and safe environment without fear of blame, with an emphasis on collaborative problem-solving
  • Facilitate root-cause analysis, problem-solving, and conflict resolution
  • Support the improvement of the CIS Project Management Office (PMO) processes and standard practices with continuous improvement following Agile principles and practices

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business or a related field*
  • 6+ years’ experience in managing Agile Projects 
  • 7+ years’ Agile Coaching experience
  • Kanban, Scrum and Project Management certifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and practical experience teaching teams in Agile approaches in a classroom or workshop setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor
  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain National Security Clearance
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • ICAgile or Scrum Alliance Agile Enterprise Coaching certification

  • Project Management Certification a plus

  • Training from the Back of the Room certification a plus

  • Experience with enterprise task management tools (Work Otter, JIRA, Confluence, Service Desk)

  • Previous experience in a senior position of responsibility

 

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

 

At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.

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