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:
Scaled Agile Framework (must be a certified SAFe Program Consultant)
Pearson Collaboration Framework (PCF), our extension to the Scaled AgileFramework
Lean and Agile Principles
Technical/Engineering Bachelor’s degree or appropriatecombination of education and 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