Pearson Enterprise Agile Coach-India in Chennai, India

Enterprise Agile Coach-India


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We seek an Agile Coach to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving Enterprise Agility teamdedicated to fostering lean-agile practices at scale in support of product development anddelivery.

The Agile Coach will be interacting with all functions across the entire digital product creationprocess, including research, design, product management, UX, development, engineering and quality, architecture, technology operations, courseware content developmentand digital production, and PMO.

Through training and coaching, the Agile Coach drives continuous improvement of productdevelopment and delivery practices to achieve shorter cycle times, higher quality, andsustainable pace. This role will also participate in the continuous improvement ofguidance articles and tool usage models.

This position reports to the VP of Enterprise Agility.

The Agile Coach will deliver coaching and training in the following focus areas:

  • Scrum

  • Kanban

  • Scaled Agile Framework (must be a certified SAFe Program Consultant)

  • Pearson Collaboration Framework (PCF), our extension to the Scaled AgileFramework

  • Atlassian JIRA

  • Lean and Agile Principles


Preferred education:

Technical/Engineering Bachelor’s degree or appropriatecombination of education and experience.

Industry experience:

  • 10 years engineering, technology industry experience

  • Proven ability to deliver training

  • Demonstrable experience coaching teams in software development using Scrum orsimilar methods

  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and methods, including Extreme Programming,Scrum, Kanban, and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Certified as a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC)

  • Solid understanding of the patterns and anti-patternsof being Agile

  • Broad expertise on product development practices in an Agile organization, including:product management, agile portfolio management and budgeting, Acceptance TestDriven Development (ATDD), test automation frameworks (e.g. Cucumber, JBehave),release planning techniques, story point estimation, integration of software engineeringbest practices (e.g. code reviews, unit tests, continuous delivery) and other techniquesthat enable teams to deliver high-quality products in an Agile organization.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong presentation skills

  • Ability to mentor and coach team members

  • Passion for continuous improvement and quality

  • Some travel will be required

Primary Location: IN-TN-Chennai

Work Locations: IN-Chennai-Sholinganallur Village Plot No. 01, SBD-2, 7F, Sholinganallur Village Tambaram Taluk, Kancheepuram District Chennai

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 29, 2017

Req ID: 1709012