Lead Enterprise Agile Coach

McLean, Virginia
Sep 04, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Full Time
Here at Appian, we're passionate about automation, speed, and efficiency; and the CIO department is a great place to apply these values! From Information Security, to Business Technology, to Solution Engineering, joining Appian will provide you with the opportunity to lead technical strategy, execution and communication for all applications to support Appian employees, customers, and partners across the world. Join us, as we work collaboratively to grow Appian.

As Lead Enterprise Agile Coach of the Business Technology group, you'll be responsible both for the leadership and coaching of agile teams and the management and administration of corporate agile project management tools. You will have the opportunity to work closely with teams and individuals and build up high-performing teams by providing hands-on guidance, managing interpersonal conflicts, and identifying opportunities for growth. You will provide coaching and mentorship to employees at all levels of the organization on Lean Agile, Agile, Kanban and SAFe principles. This role will shape the culture of a fast-growing department and embed a culture of continuous improvement, providing ongoing training and resources to improve Agile performance.

This role is based at Appian's Headquarters in McLean, VA. Employees hired for this position will have the opportunity to work in a flexible, hybrid environment.

To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Identify plans to transition supported Appian agile teams from Agile coaching to self-sufficient Agile Teams.
  • Responsible for hands-on coaching and teaching for new teams including how to perform key Agile ceremonies and how to effectively utilize Agile artifacts such as product backlogs.
  • Lead Agile teams through product framing and discovery, including defining business KPIs, product vision, user story mapping, and other framing activities (Scrum of Scrums).
  • Lead and facilitate various Agile Communities of Practice to help collaborate, review, and establish practices and principles for Agile at scale that works for the organization.
  • Management, maintenance, and administration of corporate agile project management tools including Atlassian Jira and Confluence.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • Highly visible, impactful opportunities: the deliverables of this team influence the business in a very visible manner, and members are often recognized for their contributions! Plus, you would be the first in this role and setting a new precedent in a rapid scaling, fast-paced environment with little red tape-your ideas could quickly and easily turn into impact.
  • Immersing you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Appian affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.
  • A wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as: Appian product training and Appian certification sponsorship, our in-house Appian MBA program for new managers, Appian University which is a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, and tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.
  • Unlimited (flex) PTO, hybrid working arrangement, and flexible working hours.

Basic qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or a related STEM field
  • 8+ years of progressive, relevant experience
  • 3+ years working as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Agile delivery lead and/or iteration Manager.

Nice to haves:
  • SAFe Program Consultant certification, Certified enterprise coach (CEC), Master Certified coach (MCC), Lean Portfolio Management Enablement (LPM), Certified Scrum Trainer.
  • Deep background in coaching and developing people and teams, delivering activity-based classroom training, and aligning teams with business KPI.
  • Familiarity with common Agile and DevOps processes and tools; knowledge of DevOps tools and techniques.

About Us:

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform.

Appian was founded on the belief that talented and passionate people, given the power and autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile and collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, and all voices are heard. We value and encourage cross-departmental collaboration, and actively seek opportunities to better ourselves and others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, we're focused on lasting positive change.

Join us.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at ReasonableAccommodations@appian.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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