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Agile Coach

Icon Information Consultants

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted September 4, 2021.

***No C2C or Sponsorship Available***

Our midstream natural gas and crude oil pipeline client is looking for an Agile Coach for a 6+ month contract in Houston. You will be primarily responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the development iterations from planning to execution to review in an agile development environment. Your role will include running daily scrums, managing the product backlog, collaborating on requirement documentation, managing support tickets and unblocking barriers to keep the team moving. You will be responsible for communicating and collaborating primarily with the engineering team including our offshore development partners, customer success, and senior management teams.

  • Manage the engineering development projects and facilitates sprint releases in collaboration with other team project managers.
  • Coach management, product owners and team leaders on best practices of Agile Scrum development processes.
  • Lead and coach project teams on of Agile Scrum best practices and drive successful delivery of highest value features.
  • Prepare and conduct periodic project status reports to update project governance teams and executive management regularly on progress, risks and issues.
  • Facilitate daily stand-up, iteration planning, sprint review, and iteration retrospective.
  • Drive team iteration execution, communicates with management and stakeholders, protects the team from uncontrolled injection of work.
  • Track progress on a daily basis through burn up, burn down and velocity tracking and help manage product backlog.
  • Work with management in performing risk analysis for early detection and remediation of project execution issues.
  • Manage project conflicts, challenges and dynamic business requirements to keep operations running at a high performance.
  • Perform postmortem and root cause analysis to help teams continuously improve their practices to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Work with management to foster and improve portfolio management, architecture, development and implementation practices.
  • Present high-level project readouts to management with well-defined metrics including backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, project metrics, accomplishments, risks and estimated outcomes.

Skills and Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of IT software Project Management experience.
  • 5+ years Scrum Master experience.
  • SAFe Agile experience a plus.
  • Proven ability to drive project planning and execution process in a fast moving and rapidly evolving environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, SDLC and Agile procedures to predict the development teams’ needs.
  • One or more of the following certifications:
    • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
    • SAFe Agilist Certification
    • International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) Certified Professional – Agile Coaching
    • Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
    • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
    • Certified Team Coach (CTC)


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