5 days old
2018-06-122018-07-18

Agile Technical Coach

St. Louis, MO
Title: Agile Technical Coach
Location: USA-Midwest
Other Locations: USA-Northeast, USA-Midwest, USA-Southeast, USA-Southwest
Job Number: 00598751
Accenture acquired SolutionsIQ, the leading provider of **Agile transformation services** for business and technology. With the most experienced Agile coaches in the industry, SolutionsIQ has helped organizations apply Lean principles and practices to achieve substantial performance improvements including product and service innovation, enhanced digital delivery effectiveness, improved high-quality software delivery, and greater responsiveness to business needs.


Together, Accenture and SolutionsIQ help organizations drive disruption by accelerating business change.


As an **Agile Technical Coach** , you provide hands-on coaching, guidance, and support to all members of Agile teams, primarily in the development of high-quality software using Agile mindsets, methods, practices and tools. The best Agile Technical Coaches are experienced in both the creation and development of software and also in coaching and consulting on this process. Drawing from your experience advising teams and developing software, you lead by example and challenge the status quo to promote an environment and culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation. Specifically, your work will drive toward increasing client capability and practice of continuous integration, continuous delivery, automation, test coverage, code refactoring, and other Extreme Programming (XP) practices that have been proven to improve product and service quality, stability, and longevity.


At **Accenture|SolutionsIQ** you will find a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for Lean-Agile mindsets, approaches, practices and tools that bring out the best in individuals and teams.


**Key Responsibilities:**


+ Act as a trusted advisor and guide to organizations and Agile teams throughout their Lean-Agile transformation, _particularly in Agile software development mindsets, practices, and tools_

+ Work with Agile development teams to improve their processes and work to release higher-quality products and services with more predictability

+ Lead workshops & training sessions to educate individuals on Agile values, principles, and practices, _in particular Extreme Programming (XP) practices, including but not limited to test-driven development (TDD), test coverage, automation, pairing/mobbing, code refactoring, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery_

+ Mentor and pair with individuals within client organizations on becoming true Lean-Agile practitioners and developing lasting Agile capabilities

+ Coach and mentor more junior team members on the Accenture|SolutionsIQ team on improving their overall delivery process and outcomes

+ Proactively collaborate with Accenture|SolutionsIQ staff working on your engagement to ensure alignment in the approach for achieving customer satisfaction

+ Support the internal Accenture|SolutionsIQ Product Development team on refining product and service offerings

+ Provide feedback and ideas to Accenture|SolutionsIQ operations and leadership on opportunities for improving our organization


Contract Type: Full-Time Employee


Required Travel: 80-100%


Qualifications:

**Basic Qualifications:**


+ Minimum of 2 years experience with Agile software development

+ Minimum of 2 years' experience with XP practices like test-driven development (TDD), pair programming, automated test frameworks, and automated tests

+ Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience

+ Minimum of 2 years team coaching experience


**Preferred Qualifications:**


Here are a few more qualifications we look for in great candidates for this role:


+ 10 years' experience in technology/software organizations

+ Senior-level skills in systems architecture, design, development, and programming in object-oriented languages and relational databases and client server platforms

+ Experience navigating a consulting engagement, managing customer expectations, and ensuring your work is aligned with the goals and objectives outlined in a statement of work

+ Excellent skills in pragmatic problem-solving, resolving interpersonal conflicts, and overall helping people communicate effectively

+ A proactive and empowering nature that makes others want to follow your lead

+ A tacit understanding of when to step in and lead and when to step back and let the team determine the best course of action

+ Experience with continuous integration (CI) including building a corporate CI server

+ Experience leading technical teams and mentoring other developers

+ Experience conducting training and developing training materials


_Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)._


_Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration._


_Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities._


_Equal Employment Opportunity_

_All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law._


_Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process._


_Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women._





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