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Agile Coach

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Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us

 

At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs


Why our Kamloops office rocks

 

The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities

 

Agile Coach

 

As an Agile Coach…

You are driving force behind a team becoming agile. Using your experience of leading teams by example and knowledge of agile frameworks and methodologies you build strategies to ensure that teams adopt the Agile thinking and practices to deliver to the business goals.  You are instrumental in setting-up the teams, supporting them in taking greater ownership of their work and driving the adoption of Agile practices, conversations and behaviors throughout the team’s lifecycle.  As an Agile Coach you will be responsible for the team’s performance on how they work together to deliver value more frequently and more efficiently. Furthermore, you will work with other coaches in order to influence the greater Business Technology and Business Units teams embrace and implement the agile mindset and practices.

 

Who you are…

You are someone who sees the value in meaningful relationships and the power of self-organized autonomous team focussed on business value and continuous improvement.  You understand and have real-world application experience of the importance of being a servant leader for the team, demonstrating the values of agile, modelling how to perform the chosen practices, coaching the team to experiment as a way of learning and validating hypothesis and introducing new techniques from the Agile Practice capability with a view to promote the quality of products and deliverables on an ongoing basis.  For this role, you bring the following qualifications…

  • University degree in Business, Computer Science or a related/relevant field; plus, 5 years in a leadership role leading IT initiatives or delivery teams.  Prior experience in program delivery, project management, scrum master or process improvement role is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence people at all levels in the organization. 
  • Exceptional presentation and facilitation skills with ability to express goals and new ideas clearly to the team, give direct feedback, welcome comments, questions and feedback, reinforcing key messages and celebrating success.
  • Ability to take a strategic lens to enterprise transformation, identifying opportunities.
  • Strong process engineering skills with ability to apply them to new Agile delivery team(s) and to implement continual improvement as a result of learning and feedback (technology, people, process).
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring at an individual and team level. Experience facilitating and coaching at the team of teams level or Program level would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated organizational and people change management skills.
  • Experience aligning agile teams to a vision for Agile, with the ability to build a common understanding of what agility is and the impact it will have on business as usual and ensure each team member learns new practices, adopts a new mindset, develops new skills and adapts to changing priorities more successfully.
  • Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, and conflict resolution, while incrementally supporting teams to increase their ability to solve their problems, advocate and implement changes for smoother delivery and relentlessly rally around solving impediments.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying different agile metrics to help team meet work commitments with realistic capacity plans and estimates and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Understanding of agile methodologies such as SAFE, SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Design Thinking, scaled Agile frameworks etc.  In addition understanding and experience in using Agile type collaboration tools such as Jira, Slack, etc.
  • At least 1-2 Agile certifications (methodology-based certifications e.g. CSM, PSM) and/or Agile Team Facilitating or Coaching certifications.
  • Strong skills in MS Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Viso, Access)

 

 

Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

 

 


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