Sr. Agile Coach
Tukwila, WA

About BECU

BECU is Washington's largest credit union and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country with over one million members.

We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution committed to providing affordable and responsible financial services to residents of Washington State.

Since 1935, we have operated with the promise of returning value to our members in the form of better rates and fewer fees—staying true to the credit union guiding principle of "people helping people."

In the spirit of “people helping people,” BECU and employees are committed to community outreach in the areas of affordable housing, financial literacy, education support and the credit union movement.

Sr. Agile Coach

SUMMARY

The Sr. Agile Coach will interact with multiple teams and leaders across BECU  to lead as a subject matter expert in training and support of Lean and Agile principles and practices, coaching and mentoring at an individual and team level, and providing guidance and expertise to help create high performing Agile teams. The Sr. Agile Coach will serve as subject matter expert for Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and Scaling frameworks. This person will interact with multiple levels of leadership and team/product working groups, providing training and coaching related to Lean and Agile mindsets and methods. The Sr. Agile Coach will assist with roadmap execution, delivering on key activities that advance BECUs Agile transformation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies and Information Protection requirements.
  • Provides input to definition of meaningful metrics in support of moving the needle as the organization continues moving towards a Lean/Agile mindset and approach.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert across the organization for Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and Scaling frameworks.
  • Offers guidance and training on effective ways to use physical and electronic tools to support Kanban and Scrum teams.
  • Facilitate sharing of Scrum, Kanban and Lean standards and best practices through informal communication channels and/or formal training sessions.
  • Build and deliver new training content as needed to support team specific trainings, and our annual BECU Agile conference.
  • Work with a team of Agile Coaches, ensuring alignment regarding mindset and frameworks are in place and in support of the Enterprise Agility vision and roadmap.
  • Imparts knowledge and leverages experiences to guide leaders and teams on common scaling principles, frameworks and patterns through coaching and education.
  • Assists with roadmap deliverable execution, developing key content related to our use of scaling principles and patterns.
  • Conduct decisive coaching and mentoring of teams around Lean and Agile principles, values and methods, especially in a Dev Ops capacity.
  • Mentor, coach and train as necessary throughout the organization.
  • Facilitate and drive organizational change management at the Agile team and business level.
  • Build solid working relationships and utilize excellent negotiation and persuasion skills in working across the organizations.
  • Help teams find and implement new ways to continually improve, using well-honed team building skills, flexibility and strong personal drive.
  • Perform additional duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work or educational experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • CSM, PMI-ACP, ICP-ACC, and other advanced coaching certifications preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in multiple Agile environments, with at least 5 years working in a dedicated coaching role with multiple teams.
  • Understanding of Agile scaling frameworks required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean Agile SDLC processes required.
  • Excellent skills and knowledge in coaching, training and facilitation of core Agile practices required.
  • Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices and the ability to transfer that understanding at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to be an effective communicator at all levels, both structured and non-hierarchical, informal structures required.
  • Effective leadership and negotiation skills required.
  • Proficient verbal and written skills to effectively communicate and provide customer service required.
  • Full-time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.