Agile Coach in Lincoln, RI at Amica

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

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Corporate Information Systems
25 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865

Are you looking for a career in a growing industry with new products, new markets and new technology?
The feeling is mutual.


Job Functions and Responsibilities:

• Train and coach the CIS workforce on Agile practices, and ceremonies, building upon current Agile successes within CIS, while promoting continuous improvement in the ongoing adaption, and sustainment of those practices.
• Provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to roles critical to the success of Agile adaption and sustainment.
• Develop and implement continuous improvement actions to increase organizational Agile maturity, as measured through an established and quantified Agile Maturity Model.
• Improve and develop Agile practices that promote innovation, rapid delivery, methodology sustainment, and pragmatism.
• Develop and deliver training curriculums focused on general Agile awareness, Agile roles and responsibilities, Agile ceremonies, Lean processes, and continuous improvement.
• Further develop, standardize, and publicize Agile metrics to optimize team performance and promote continuous improvement
• Be a trusted advisor and consultant with Management staff on continued Agile deployment, organizational changes facilitating that deployment, and portfolio planning enabled by that deployment
• Understand the organization’s technical, product, and overall business strategies to best align Agile deployment and practices to meet strategic objectives.
• Assist in resolving organizational impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments.

Position Requirements:

• 4-year degree and a minimum of 9 years of experience delivering multiple and/or highly complex projects (Agile and Waterfall methods).
• Mastery of Agile methodologies and practices as demonstrated by any of the following:
o 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Program Manager
o 3+ years of Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile processes
o Agile certification in any form of the following: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified SAFe Agilist
• Agile curriculum development, training material preparation, and delivery
• Superb written and verbal communications skills, to include delivery before varied organizational entities
• Exhibited passion for the benefits of Agile methodologies, and organizational change
• Experience in the utilization of JIRA for Agile planning and task execution


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

• Lean or Six Sigma certifications
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in project delivery roles (Agile and “Waterfall” methods)
• Master’s Degree (MBA or technical degree)
• Professional experience within an Information Technology organization (developer, tester, systems analyst, management role)
• Publication of original content related to Agile practices and methodology (professional journals, blogs)


Benefits Include:

• Paid vacation, holidays and sick days
• Generous leave programs, including paid parental bonding leave
• Medical, dental, vision coverage, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance
• Generous retirement benefits
• Opportunities for advancement in a successful and growing company

About Amica
Amica Mutual Insurance Company is America’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles. A direct national writer, Amica also offers home, marine and umbrella insurance. Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides life insurance and retirement solutions. Amica was founded on the principles of creating peace of mind and building enduring relationships for and with our exceptionally loyal policyholders, a mission that thousands of employees in offices nationwide share and support.

Equal Opportunity Policy: All qualified applicants who are authorized to work in the United States will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, ethnicity, age, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, mental condition, military status, genetic information or any other class protected by law. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Employees are subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.

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