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Agile Coach

Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Closes: 20 Apr 2021
Corby Competitive
Permanent & Full-time RSC_18829406

Job Title Agile Coach

Location Corby/London (remote working available)

As an Agile Coach you will true servant leader and be comfortable working across multiple teams, engaging people across the engineering and product organisation to foster positive behaviours which enable a growth and Agile mindset, while recognising opportunities to serve as facilitator, coach, mentor or teacher to empower Development teams to self-organise and own achievement of their objectives.

You will be a part of an organization that promotes personal development, growth, and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.

We've been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

What You Will Do

Within this position you will help the Development and Product teams amplify learning by using quant/qual data and metrics to create high-value products. You will use systems thinking to support change that will raise visibility of work, maximize throughput, reduce work in progress, identify and remove constraints/impediments across Product and Engineering organization. You will empower a culture of continuous improvement and teach and coach Agile practices and values through product and development organization.

What Will You Bring To the Role
  • Solid industry experience in coaching teams across products and lines of business leveraging various Agile practices (Lean, Scrum, DSDM, Kanban, XP, FDD)
  • Although recognized certifications (Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner, Certified Agile Coach etc.) are valuable, more value is placed on the diversity of experiences that can be demonstrated or evidenced based on previous engagement examples.
  • Have knowledge & experience of Agile teachings (Theory of Constraints, Systems thinking, Cynefin framework, Lean start up, Experimentation, Continuous Product Discover) approaches, behaviours and be capable of teaching/coaching both teams and the wider organisation to address the agile anti-patterns that may arise through misinterpreting, ignoring or rejecting Lean and Agile values and principles.
  • High level understanding of neuroscience and/or cognitive models and their implications on individual or team behaviours when adapting to change or learning new concepts.
  • Have a rich set of facilitation, training and coaching tools and models
  • Be capable of teaching and coaching the adoption of Agile Delivery Practices such as continuous integration (CI), TDD, BDD, Pairing and DevOps mindset.
  • Advanced experience in Jira administration desirable (creating modifying workflows, configuring boards, users, etc)
  • Exhibit a deep passion for continuous learning and self-improvement is essential. An Agile evangelist, demonstrating thought leadership via written format (blogs) and speaking engagements (internal and external) would be desirable.
The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you'd expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. In this role, we can confidently offer the following flexible working patterns:
  • Working remotely - from home or any other work location
  • Working flexibly - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive. If you need some flexibility, please just ask us and we'll be happy to discuss it with you.
Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed. If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.

We recognise that we're not perfect when it comes to be a truly diverse organisation yet. However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we're our customers' one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we've kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we're using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We're proud of what we've done, but we're not sitting back. We're always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We're transforming markets and the impact of technology. We've widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

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