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Agile Team Coach

About Us

Avant Systems Group is an innovative Information Technology integration and workflow solutions company. Our expertise stems from over 25 years of experience in software consulting and development. Our team is passionate about software, development tools, development processes, methodologies and most importantly we are passionate about sharing our expertise with our clients and being a part of their growth and evolution.

In addition to our consulting services and solutions, Avant Systems Group is an Atlassian Solution Partner, providing a full range of professional services supporting the full Atlassian stack (Jira, Confluence, etc.) including sales, configuration and setup, managed hosting, data migration and custom plugin development.

The Challenge

We are seeking an energetic and motivated Agile Team Coach to join our team at Avant to help coach our customers in their Agile journeys. The candidate must love to work in a fast-paced, client facing environment and be passionate about creativity and learning new technology.

We are looking for someone who

  • Exhibits our values 
  • Thrives in a fast paced and ever changing environment with other talented individuals
  • Has had senior roles on teams that deliver high quality services & solutions
  • Has deep and broad technical expertise and isn’t afraid to take on new challenges
  • Enjoys contributing technical expertise during the sales cycle
  • Excels working both collaboratively and independently

Responsibilities

As an Avant consultant, customer contracts will require that you perform any number of these responsibilities:

  • Train and Coach Agile teams on Agile practices
  • Assist with all team-related ceremonies and ensure those who attend understand their purposes
  • Provide support for the development of a sustainable Agile Framework
  • Ensure Agile metrics are being tracked, monitor them for indications of potential problems, and assist teams to implement solutions to those problems
  • Assist in resolving impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments
  • Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning
  • Provide guidance on creating Agile artifacts
  • Facilitate team breakout sessions with an eye on process and related best practices.

Qualifications

  • Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
  • 3+ years Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile practices
  • 5+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, XP, and Kanban using collocated and offshore distributed delivery models
  • Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
  • Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English is a must and a solid ability to communicate in French is considered an asset
  • Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • Proficiency with multiple Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. Jira, Rally, VersionOne)
  • Background as a software developer, tester, or business analyst preferred
  • Experience developing training materials and conducting training

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Flexible start time and work life balance
  • Paid educational advancement opportunities
  • Retirement savings plan contributions
  • Variable compensation bonus plan
  • A challenging and fun work environment

Job Types

Full-time permanent, Contract

Ready to apply?

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Change & Incident Management with

An interactive demo with CEO Ryan Hannah

June 29, 2022 | 11am CDT | 1 hour | Via Zoom

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