Job Description :
We are looking for a Senior Agile Coach for our client in Reston,Virginia.

Facilitate team workshops to help new teams understand Agile and Lean principles, Scrum, Kanban, individual and team roles and responsibilities
Develop and provide training to employees and contractors regarding College Board Agile processes, tools, and policies
Help teams with sprint 0 planning and implementation, as well as provide ongoing Agile Coaching support for new Agile teams throughout multiple sprints
Provide ad hoc coaching to teams that have implemented Agile but are in need of assistance to refine their processes
Provide practical hands on mentoring to team members, ScrumMasters, Product Owners and managers of new and existing Agile teams
Help teams set up their team boards, workflow automation, and automated reporting (Jira is the preferred Agile Tool)
Assist organizations to define, prioritize, and decompose requirements in Product and Program Backlogs
Assess team performance and Agile maturity and reporting findings to the Agile Center of Excellence (ACE)
Support multiple Agile teams at the same time and report recommendations directly to teams and to the ACE for the establishment of best practices and standards for other teams
Provide feedback to the Agile Center of Excellence on processes, policies, procedures, training, and tooling changes to better support the enterprise Agile transformation
Facilitate and coordinate cross team planning workshops, and coach other scrum masters to facilitate cross team planning workshops
Facilitate and coordinate cross team grooming sessions
Lead and participate in Agile communities of practices
Communicate value of Agile and Agile successes to others in the organization, including senior leadership

Coach executives, managers, and business partners on Agile and their roles in the Agile transformation. 
Prepare and/or update organization-wide Agile artifacts and methodology documentation
Help iterate on and provide recommendations to advance the Agile Transformation Roadmap
Analyze, provide recommendations, and help implement changes to budgeting, reporting, work intake, and planning to ensure processes support Lean and Agile principles 
Meet with and provide miscellaneous ad hoc support to Agile teams and Scrum of Scrums.
Perform other work as requested and directed by the College Board and the Agile CoE
Required Skills:*
At least 2 years’ experience successfully coaching and training multiple Agile team
4+ years of Agile experience
Outstanding training, presentation, and facilitation skills, including strong PowerPoint skills
Must be able to develop and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of teams and leaders
Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem solving skills
Strong negotiation and influencing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to articulate benefits of Agile
Strong Scrum Master skills
Demonstrated expertise working with KANBAN or SCRUMBAN
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to independently prepare and distribute important communication to various audiences
Knowledge of scaling frameworks (e.g., Scrum of Scrums, SaFE, LeSS, and DaD)
Preferred Skills:*
v Preferred, but not required
Ø Experience doing TDD and DevOps
Ø Deep understanding of refactoring
Ø JIRA project and portfolio expertise
Ø Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional, and Certified Scrum Trainer
Bachelor’s Degree and equivalent experience required.