IT Agile Coach Expert

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for an IT Agile Coach Expert.

Category

Advisory Services

Function

Consultant (Specialist)
Trainer

Language(s)

English
French
Dutch

Reference

190314/01

Location

Brussels - Belgium

We offer

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Your profile

Technical skills:

  • Proven experience in a complex organization for at least 5 years
  • Experience with agile, scrum, kanban, story slicing, user story mapping, lean start-up
  • Experience with optimizing ideation and refinement activities, implementation of agile at scale in large organizations
  • A vast experience in coaching business teams
  • Experience within financial services
  • Languages: French, Dutch, English

Soft skills:

  • Ability to coach and improve people and teams
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills an ability to connect with different types of conversation partners
  • Autonomous and proactive
  • Results oriented
  • Pragmatic and open to change

Your role

The Agile Coach supports the team to apply an agile approach and mindset by working hands-on with groups and individual people on a daily basis. The coach ensures the team becomes self-sufficient in the mid-to-long term. The ultimate objectives are to decrease the team’s time-to-market, increase the value of what is being delivered and improve employee engagement. In this role you will be coaching business teams, though always working closely with IT.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Training and clarifying topics related to Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, prioritization, product management, team dynamics and others
  • Improving the delivery of the team by reducing the lead time (from idea till delivery in production), coaching of key roles (Epic Owners, Business Analysts and Product Owners) and improving the ideation and refinement phase of initiatives
  • Assist with the next steps of the agile way of working within our organisation
  • Introduce new concepts and tools such as Lean Start-up, Refinement techniques, Feature and Story slicing techniques, prioritization and estimation practices, User Story Mapping, problem resolution processes
  • Providing best practices, tips and tricks to design and facilitate great workshops and meetings
  • Supporting and facilitating Communities of Practices and Guilds