Enterprise Agile Coach

Date: Oct 27, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Work from Home (Excluding Colorado)

 

Work Arrangement: Work from Home

 

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

 

Level: P4 

 

Requisition #: 67005

 


 

The Role at a glance:

Our Enterprise Delivery team is growing and we are looking to hire an Enterprise Agile Coach immediately.  This is a great opportunity to make an impact across multiple IT Teams, working from home.

Background Details:

You will be responsible helping to scale agile across our Enterprise and will coach multiple teams in Agile principles and practices within the context of software application development projects. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Agile coach that will provide expertise around team liftoffs, scaling agile with respect to agile release train (e.g. ARTs) creation, portfolio intake alignment as well as supporting IT and business stakeholders on their agile journey. We are looking for an individual that can work at all levels of an organization to help them use agile as a strategic asset for business value generation which often includes impactful culture change.

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintain knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends in the agile space for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborate with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
  • Establish new Agile teams and ARTs and provides interactive initial and ongoing coaching as required
  • Work with teams, ARTs and stakeholders at all levels to drive enhanced effectiveness in their use of Agile Practices
  • Assess the Agile Maturity of teams, ARTs and supporting unit/Line of Business and its stakeholders and coach to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable.
  • Develops and facilitates classroom/workshop training for professional levels through management on Agile frameworks, competencies, and methodologies.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations to ensure the effectiveness of Agile programs and recommends complex and/or highly comprehensive training modifications as necessary.
  • Coach teams, ARTs and stakeholders on how to remove complex roadblocks and impediments to change and delivery.
  • Act as a subject matter expert to instill a culture of measurement with respect to both the impact of the change to the business and the effectiveness of the system of delivery.
  • Drive teams’ continuous improvement through teaching in transparency, balance, flow, respect, customer focus, collaboration, and agreement.
  • Proactively collaborate and communicate with internal/external stakeholders to address Agile knowledge gaps to support Agile effectiveness.
  • Direct and enhances organizational agile initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identify and direct the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality across teams, ARTs, department and/or business unit for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

What we're looking for:

Must-haves:

  • 3+ years of Agile Coaching experience helping teams and stakeholders at all levels in an organization efficiently deliver software in an enterprise.
  • Experience must also include 5 – 7 Years as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer.
  • Proven track record of scaling agile
  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in IT or business-related field

Nice-to-haves:

  • SAFe and/or SPC Certification strongly preferred
  • Finance or Insurance Industry experience

What’s it like to work here  

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future. 

 

What’s in it for YOU: 

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career  

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities 

  • PTO 

  • Ten Weeks Parental leave  

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits 

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program 

  • Tuition assistance program 

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment 

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training 

 

About the Company/Who is Lincoln Financial  

Led by over 10,000 employees Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

 

Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

 

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

 

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Work Arrangement:

Work from Home : Employees will work fully from home. Their job will not require the employee to come into the office, unless for special circumstances. 

 

 

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

 

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

 

 

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

 

 

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