Agile Coach

Washington, DC
Jun 11, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

Arc XP ( ) is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving more than 1,500 sites in 25 countries that reach more than 1.5 billion unique visitors monthly.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. All of our software teams use dev ops to deliver and maintain products. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market. New features and products are deployed to our customer base every day.

  • Focus on a subset of an organization within a product or a group of products
  • Facilitate Scrum events, roadmap planning and other cross platform engagements.
  • Coach individuals, teams, managers and stakeholders through powerful questions and curiosity.
  • Conduct regular training on agile, scrum and complimentary practices
  • Mentor less experienced team members to elevate their craft by sharing your knowledge and experience
  • Work with Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches to learn, share and build each other.
  • Connect the dots between goals, strategy and tactical work and help teams see the impact of their work.
  • Work with teams and stakeholders to capture and measure KPI's that are relevant and focused on continuous improvement.
  • Enable experimentation of new ideas and ways of working that is driven by the individual needs of teams instead of a one size fits all approach.
  • Help create the long-term change that improves productivity, partnerships, and joyful environments.

  • Over 5 years' experience as an Agile Coach or Scrum Master serving multiple teams.
  • Expertise in multiple frameworks and methodologies under the agile umbrella like Scrum, Kanban and XP and the ability to apply them in the right context.
  • Adept facilitator of relationships, collaboration and communication within and across a group of teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching that is focused on unlocking the inherent potential of individuals, teams and the organization.
  • Experience in training individuals and teams in agile and complimentary practices using a variety of tools and techniques.
  • A common sense approach to agility that is focused on better outcomes irrespective of methodologies, practices or processes.
  • A strong understanding of iterative and incremental development concepts.
  • Demonstrated experience in servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • A data driven approach to agility that stems from measuring what matters and continuous improvement.
  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to explore situations that are not black and white.
  • Professional experience in acting, teaching, improv, military, waiting tables, customer service, social work, medicine, nursing, community organizing or recruiting is a plus.
  • Industry certifications like PSM II, IC Agile Facilitator, IC Agile Coach or equivalent is a plus

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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