*At Securian Financial the internal position title is Agile Senior Consultant *
The Agile Coach will be reporting into the Agile Center of Excellence, that supports Agile Delivery across 55+ Agile Product Teams. This person will be a Key Member of our Agile Transformation helping Securian Scale Agile and implement a Product Centric model. This role will work closely with Leadership, Scrum Masters, Portfolio Managers, Product Owners, Transformation Office Staff and Product Coaches. In this role, we want to centralize success around these key four areas: Organizational Effectiveness (Build a stronger teams and process), Customer Value (Build the right product), Quality (Build a working product) and Team Effectiveness (Deliver Predictably). If this sounds like something interesting to you and you want to work with people passionate about what they do, then this is the job for you.
What you’ll do for us:
The Agile Coach will work across Enterprise Technology/Data and the Business to:
Consult and implement a product centric model for Securian
Consult and coach Agile techniques to help the business build outcomes, utilize prioritization techniques to identify roadblocks within delivery
Conduct capability mapping, value stream mapping and ability to tie in journey mapping and experiences as needed
Be highly collaborative with several different SMEs (subject matter experts) to understand needs and show problems and solutions
Provide consultation for Scrum Masters, Managers, and Portfolio Managers to continuously evolve and mature Product centric Mindset.
Align to the Agile Center of Excellence strategy and support the broader transformation initiatives
Help shape the ongoing strategy around improving team practices and delivery
The goal is to coach, guide, mentor, empower, and encourage each team towards self-sustainability of Agile practices
Qualifications & Requirements:
Experience in a strategic Agile Coaching role for at least 3+ years that was diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory
Deep Lean/Agile skills including time at least 4+ years in a Product Owner, Scrum Master, Developer or LOP role.
Excellent skills in Facilitation, Training, Mentoring and Professional Coaching
Understanding of major agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS)
Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques (Process Mapping, Value Stream, Capability Assessment, Transformation Roadmaps, Journey Maps and Etc.)
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems / Technology, or any related field of study
Seeking people passionate about Agile, Product, Technology and Data
Top Skills Needed:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to influence different levels of leadership
Able to take logical and pragmatic approaches when necessary
Ability to draw parallels and make connections across different workstreams
Embraces collaboration and feedback to improve the from current state
Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
What We Can Do for You:
Opportunity to feel engaged from work that is valued and appreciated by the organization
Opportunity to be creative and forward-thinking transformation
Help drive the agile transformation vision
Create and own a repeatable rhythm for implementing a product centric model at scale
Escalate issues and actively work to remove impediments
Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:
Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
Paid maternity/paternity leaves.
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