Agile Coach

1 week ago(1/8/2018 12:03 PM)
# of Positions
Work Location (City/State)
Schaumburg, IL., Eden Prairie, MN., Santa Ana, CA

Who We Are


Every day, our solutions affect people throughout the world. From Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, GalaxE develops and implements strategic projects that are critical to the success of customers’ businesses and the lives of tens of millions of people.


For over twenty-five years, we have grown and evolved into a multi-national firm that employs over 2000 team members worldwide. But we’re not done evolving. It took collaboration and innovation to get here, and it takes collaboration and innovation to get where we (and our customers) want to be tomorrow.  


What does this mean for our employees? They have the security of an established company, with the benefits of working for a company where great minds, hard work, leadership and innovation are highly regarded and rewarded.


As Thomas Edison said, “There’s a way to do it better – find it”. We want our employees to find it.


We’re looking for creative people, with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking to work on awesome projects! Sound like you? Come work with us! Find out for yourself what it means to be part of the GalaxE team.


It’s not always easy, but important work never is. #WeAreGalaxE


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

What You Will Do

  • Coach the team, Scrum Master, Product Owner and other related leaders on Agile principles (e.g., collaboration, transparency, inspection and adaptation)
  • Guide the team and organization by modelling Agile practices and methodologies
  • Initially lead daily scrums, sprint reviews, and planning meetings in a way that ensure full team engagement; and set the example that the Scrum Masters should follow
  • Foster close cooperation across all team members, regardless of role and function
  • Encourage the cross-training and provide support for all team members
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration inside and outside the team
  • Hold team members accountable for exhibited behavior towards the team norms
  • Inspire excitement within the team for the use of Agile
  • Help advance the goals of the Agile Community of Excellence (Agile CoE); including development opportunities for people, processes and tools

Skills and Experience You Will Need

Required Experience:


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience using Scrum or equivalent Agile methodology
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as either Scrum Master, Product Owner or equivalent Agile functional role
  • Agile experience across multiple clients/companies and/or Agile project teams
  • Demonstrative expertise on Agile values, principles, functions and roles.
  • Must have knowledge of standard Agile functions and Ceremonies including but not limited to: Scrum Planning, Story Mapping, Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up, Backlog Grooming, Sizing/Agile Estimating, Review/Demo, Retrospective
  • Must have knowledge of standard Agile techniques for identifying project deliverables and measuring team performance including but not limited to: Product Roadmap, Release Plan, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Goal, Kanban/Task Board, Burndowns, Burnups, Velocity, team norms, impediments, team calendar
  • Experience training Agile concepts and methods to project teams and stakeholders
  • Experience coaching and evaluating new and existing teams in starting and maturing their agile journey; support project roadmap execution activities beginning from project start through execution of Sprints/iterations
  • Experience validating criteria for project selection, identifying success metrics that should be tracked relative to each project, and analyzing the project selections against criteria and success metrics
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Agile engineering practices (e.g., Behavioral driven development (BDD), Code refactoring, Pair programming etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Testing and Deployment automation (e.g., Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing) preferred

Education requirements:


  • Bachelors’ degree required



  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), certified Agile/Scrum coach or equivalent preferred
  • Scrum Alliance recognition of certifications required (or equivalent Agile certifications from Agile organizations)


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