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Agile Coach (PS13383) in Mason, OH at Anthem, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Bring your hands on experience as an Agile Coach supporting our delivery teams in Mason OH, Richmond VA or Norfolk VA.

This role acts as a trainer, mentor and advisor. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: observing agile teams in order to develop a coaching plan to meet their specific needs, facilitate agile health assessments/corresponding retrospectives, and guide teams in the creation and execution of growth plans toward agile maturity.  

Works with delivery teams including business partners to support the implementation of complex technical systems and/or products.

Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile and SAFe processes and framework applies to their day to day activities.

Guide and mentor multiple teams in the consistent practice of Agile concepts, including roles, ceremonies, processes, compliance, and tool usage within Anthem’s Agile delivery context. Improves application of Agile principles. Improve team understanding of Agile practice. Promote metrics-led, continuous improvement of the Agile delivery processes and propose adaptations of the methodology to address novel situations.

Assists with improving operational metrics in efficiency and quality. Assists with refining the Agile delivery process to reduce areas of uncertainty that become impediments for the team. Ensure that team feedback is disseminated and communicated to IT so that potential changes can be implemented enterprise-wide. Participate in both the internal and external Agile communities to stay abreast of challenges, leading practices, and emerging trends. Continue to improve knowledge of Agile activities at Anthem as well as in industry. 

  • Requires BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus degree; minimum of 3 years experience implementing Agile methodologies; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
    • Requires Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) or equivalent.
    • Requires experience within small to medium sized Agile implementations (e.g. 1-5 teams, 5-7 teams or Agile Release Train).
    • Full life-cycle application development and/or building enterprise applications and/or data warehouse planning and development or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
    • Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts.
    • Communicate effectively at all levels of an organization required.
    • Working knowledge of Atlassian DevOps Tools is required.
    • 3 years leading and directing teams is required.
    • HealthCare Insurance industry experience is a plus.
Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2017 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at EOE.M/F/Disability/Veteran