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Agile Coach

Ebene, MU, -

SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. We have offices in 10 countries in Europe and Mauritius. Our goal? We bring people solutions to life. So companies of any size can turn Human Resources into a source of value for the business and the people in it. Our people solutions span the entire employee journey, from getting people paid to attracting, rewarding, and developing talent.

Job Description


The Agile Coach will influence all levels of the organization to drive increased agility, speed, quality, autonomy, innovation and nurturing an environment where transparency is the focus.

Key responsibilities include:

Responsible for establishing disciplined, effective agile teams
Coaches to positively reinforce an agile mindset, practices, and skills to teams and individuals; provides clarity, new learnings, and fosters maturation
Drives adoption of agile practices, techniques, and frameworks, reducing the gap between agile theory and practice.
Develops, tracks and monitors agile metrics on things that impact value driven delivery and indicate potential problems, assisting teams in implementing solutions to those problems.
Identifies organizational impediments to successful agile transformation and works with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them.
Creates and delivers presentations and training sessions with an eye on process and related best practices and provides guidance on creating agile artefacts.
Fosters an environment of mutual respect and cooperation, transparency, autonomy, agility, learning, innovation, quality and speed of execution.
Manages conflict among people and situations while recognizing and addressing sensitivities, reducing barriers and increasing communication to assure collaboration and joint action.
Collaborates with teams to assess the overall health of their agile practices and identify improvement opportunities.
Partners with other Agile Coaches across SD Worx to align and drive consistency and transparency throughout the organization.
Organizes and facilitates workshops that promote agile maturity across the organization.
Communicates well with teams and leaders of the organization, demonstrating good listening skills, asking questions and providing feedback.
Facilitate the learning and adoption of agile principles and practices with teams, and managers, as they gain insights and experience with agile methods and practices.
Guide transformational change with managers, programs, and team levels, in a large matrixed organization, helping them see broader perspectives, and shift mindset to adopt new skills associated with self-governing teams.

Required Qualifications

3+ years of experience executing agile projects in large, complex environments.
Experience in coaching, mentoring and training new agile teams.
Deep understanding of agile values, principles, and practices.
Hands on experience in agile methodologies.
Strong facilitation and communication skills.
Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Effective leadership and negotiation skills.
Adaptive coaching style and the ability to work hands-on with teams in an advisor role with the ability to adapt based on the agile ‘readiness’ of the team.
Enthusiastic and maintains a positive, high-energy attitude.
Ability to operate autonomously while also working well within a team environment.
Ability to assess, measure and communicate progress against defined goals.
Drive for continuous learning.
Ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence and integrity.
Highly efficient in coaching the formation of a well-refined and prioritized backlog.

Preferred Qualifications

6+ years in Project Delivery roles.
Certifications: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Coaching Agile Teams (ICP-ACC), Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) or similar



Think and Act Outside-In - Manage Business: 

The ability to show clear Vision and Purpose, and inspire teams and employees to organize themselves in an agile way in order to reach targets. The ability also to push (operational) decisions to the floor.

Agility - Manage Change:

The ability to create an environment where teams and employees are inspired to embrace change, take ownership.
The ability also to attract and coach individuals that show disruptive thinking, in order to stimulate experimentation and innovation.

Connecting - Manage People:

The ability to share leadership responsibilities in the team, based on individual’s talents.
The ability also to coach each employee in discovering and developing his/her talent in an environment of continuous learning.

SD Worx offers you, besides a competitive salary and benefits package, the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work.  With the possibilities of flexible working hours, homework, working from other offices,… you can organize your own work.

For us, learning and innovating are like breathing, inspiring us to always go beyond.  We offer multiple trainings, projects… where you will learn from experts or in practice. From the start you will be engaged in your team, where we share knowledge, talents and celebrate our differences.

From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.

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