• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 480283

Agile Team Coach

Reed.co.uk are looking for an Agile Team Coach to join their mature agile delivery team based in Holborn, Central London.

 Working with delivery teams in facilitating and being jointly accountable for the delivery of highly valuable and quality digital products with 4 key focuses:

  • Team dynamics & environment – optimize multi-disciplinary teams & skilled individuals to deliver best quality software that furthers company goals

  • Agile tools & techniques – making sure teams are getting the best out of being agile. Learning new tools, knowing when to use them and know about current trends 

  • Servant leadership – coaching, diplomacy, leadership, communication and facilitation

  • Protection from external disruption – ensure teams are protected from internal encroachment on their time 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Facilitating discussion and decision making to coordinate agile ways of working
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration as well as being the point of contact for external stakeholders or customers
  • Help teams develop a continuous improvement mindset and effectively navigate change
  • Help build a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the product and optimise product development processes with a focus on delivering value consistently and frequently
  • Continuously identifying areas of improvement using data-driven insights and developing tactics to effect change in said areas
  • Assessing the maturity of the team’s agile practices and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the teams
  • Building and mentoring leadership in the teams as well as enabling a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution or being judged
  • Coaching the team on capacity planning, predictability, adaptability, accountability and quality standards
  • Ensuring metrics are monitored, reported and acted upon for Team and Operational Health. 
  • Experience in multiple Agile frameworks including flow based and scrum based approaches.
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycle
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Kanban, Lean, XP etc.)
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for optimising efficiency (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, story mapping, impact mapping, etc)

Benefits

  • Flexible working as standard (including remote working options and flexible working hours)

  • 10% weekly personal development time

  • Regular hack days with rewards for prize winners

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday) 

  • Paid time off to move home 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Enhanced family leave benefits

  • Insurance benefits including life assurance

  • Love Mondays events 

  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers 

  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues

  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep

  • These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!

Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a Mindful Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

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